COVID-19

Please note due to COVID-19, I am unable to provide any adventures at this time. Please contact me to talk about any activities that I normally offer and when I will likely be able to offer them.

My Services

Canoe and Kayak Coaching

Sessions for ages 9 years upwards. Simple, fun paddling session on flat water, through British Canoeing’s PaddlePower Start and Passport Awards plus coaching for the 2 star Performance Awards.

Lakeland Trips

Join me for an adventure on one of Cumbria’s finest lakes.

Canal Trips

I’ll take you on a trip on one of our local canals.

Book your Adventure

Prices and how to make a booking

Other Services

Driving Instructor

I am licensed by the DVSA to give driving tuition. I provide intensive and semi-intensive driving courses as well as individual driving lessons using the unique LD System of driving tuition. I can normally cover Bolton and Chorley plus the surrounding areas.

Hill Walking and DofE

Guided hill walking and exploration of the West Pennine Moors and further afield in England’s north west region. Accredited Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme Expedition Assessor.

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Testimonials

“I just wanted to write a brief note of thanks for my son’s party on Sunday afternoon. He and his friends had an absolutely brilliant time; the boys and their parents are all raving about it…. You were great with all the boys but especially with the less confident ones.”

Satisfied parent

Thank you for a fab day today Andrew. We are all tired and very happy. We all loved it and would love to do another adventure further afield.

Clare

“I thoroughly enjoyed our morning on the lake with Andrew. He is an excellent instructor-even for 4x 50+ women! Andrew’s instruction has instilled confidence in me for a forthcoming kayak holiday. I would highly recommend Andrew to lead you on an adventure. Brilliant time-thank you Andrew.”

Sylvia Heyes

“My daughter initially started kayaking for four sessions only, to complete a Brownies badge, but enjoyed it so much with Andrew’s coaching that she wanted to carry it on as a hobby and has done for the last 18 months.
Andrew is a professional and knowledgeable kayak coach who has extraordinary patience and creates an environment which encourages enjoyment whilst learning; for both adults and children. We thoroughly recommend Andrew as a kayak coach for a range of ages and skill levels.”

Julie Eaton

“Andrew is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable kayak coach and his lessons are always fun and enjoyable but also structured. Safety is an utmost priority in his lessons. There is a really positive friendly atmosphere when Andrew is instructing.”

Sandra

“Andrew is a really nice man and a great kayak coach who makes lessons fun both in and out of the water. He is patient and understands that everyone improves at their own pace. I have learned lots of new skills and always feel safe.”

Jamie

“Both my children aged 11 and 12 have had kayak lessons from Andrew. He is a fabulous instructor teaching the children the safety procedures and different paddle strokes. He is very patient, explains everything clearly to the group he is instructing. My son was the first person he taught to hand-roll; success first-time! One very proud lad, and I think instructor too! Andrew makes the class fun but also makes sure everyone is safe. All the children have respect for him and listen to him eager to learn from his knowledge as a kayaker.”

Karen Halton

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