Canoeing in Yorkshire

Canoeing Courses and Experience Days


Yorkshire is home to all manner of thrilling activities for you to enjoy. Our canoeing courses take you off the beaten path to a truly remarkable hidden gem near Pateley Bridge. Nestled among the beauty of Nidderdale, our Secret Lake is an atmospheric and serene location, perfect for you to take in the views while mastering your open canoe skills.

For course or experience options, other locations, prices, dates and more information please visit the main canoeing page.

Pateley Bridge

Created by the medieval monks of Fountains Abbey, our Secret Lake is the best kept secret in North Yorkshire. Even locals don’t know of its existence! Hidden among magical woodland, the lake is a truly special place. Just being there fills you with tranquility as there’s not a sound to be heard.

Large and jagged prehistoric rock formations nestle within the ancient woodland on the water’s edge, perfect for rock climbing and abseiling alike. The views on the water are mesmerising, accessible only via canoeing and paddle boarding. Shooting arrows, bush crafting and sitting around an open fire toasting marshmallows brings ancient folklore to life.

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Activities at the Lake are ideal for families, friends and larger groups such as schools and cadets. The lake offers all you need to hone your canoeing technique.

You’ll have plenty of opportunity to learn new skills, test existing skills and get closer to nature in one of the best canoeing locations in Yorkshire.

More information and prices

Please visit our main canoeing page.

Our Locations

Make a weekend of it glamping with Yurtshire

Yurtshire glamping
Make the most of the beautiful Yorkshire landscape and extend your stay in a unique yurt. Yurtshire Glamping site is situated just 4 miles from the Lake.
The 6 yurts contain everything you need for your stay including a fire pit / BBQ for roasting marshmallows under the night sky plus a private Hot tub. It’s the perfect way to relax after an exhilarating day of activity.

Stay in stunning yurts with Yurtshire

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