CANOE BUILDING WORKSHOPS
IN THE LAKE DISTRICT - POOLEY BRIDGE
Welcome to Open River Canoe Adventures.....aka ORCA. We are besotted canoe nuts, who run Canadian canoe building workshops from a submarine testing station, on the shores of Ullswater, a short walk from Pooley Bridge, in the AMAZING Lake District.
For 2020 we have our LAKELANDER super stable and easy to build canoe for you to come build,
The courses are super chilled, music playing, tea brewing, paint flying things of creation. You don't need any wood working skills, as the stages are really simple and loads of fun.
Come on your own, or bring friends and family along to help out at no extra cost and make a holiday out of it. Upon completion, the canoe is yours to keep.
COVID - 19 UPDATE
UPDATED 24th June : We are now taking bookings but each build is limited to 6 canoes. Space will fill fast!!
We have now run out of ply for kits, seats and only have a limited number of paddles for purchase.
All dates have space unless FULL next to them..
21st - 24th February FULL
20th - 23rd March
10th - 13th April CANCELLED DUE TO COVID 19
8th - 11th May CANCELLED DUE TO COVID 19
25th - 28th May CANCELLED DUE TO COVID 19
12th - 15th June CANCELLED DUE TO COVID 19
26th - 29th June CANCELLED DUE TO COVID 19
17th -20th July
31st July - 3rd August
7th - 10th August FULL
14th - 17th August
21st - 24th August
25th - 28th September
23rd - 26th October
Check out our friends at Yukan, building canoes in London.
Don't have time to build your canoe, we also build canoes for sale.
Check out our shop to see what we currently have for sale or feel free to contact us if you wish to commission a build, You can choose either the Lakelander or Prospector in any size, colour or seat configuration you would like. Lead time is around 2 weeks.