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 2021 we have our 14ft LAKELANDER super stable and easy to build canoe.
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 UPDATE: posted 9th March
We have stopped taking bookings as we need to full-fill current builds that have been cancelled due to Covid restrictions. Once we have sorted this we will open bookings again for any spaces that are left.
All dates have space unless FULL next to them..
We have stopped taking bookings as we need to full-fill current builds that have been cancelled due to Covid restrictions.
February 19th - 22nd ( CANCELLED DUE TO COVID )
March 19th - 22nd ( CANCELLED DUE TO COVID )
April 2nd - 5th ( CANCELLED DUE TO COVID )
April 30th - May 3rd ( CANCELLED DUE TO COVID )
May 28th - 31st ( FULL )
June 11th - 14th ( FULL )
June 25th - 28th ( FULL )
July 9th - 12th
July 23rd - 26th
August 6th - 9th ( FULL )
August 13th - 16th ( NEW )
August 20th - 23rd
September 17th - 20th
October 8th - 11th
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.
Give a loved one, friend or family member a canoe building workshop as a present by giving them a gift card.
NO NEED TO BOOK A DATE
Not sure what date you would like to book? .. just give them the gift card and they can choose a date they like.