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 UPDATE: We are taking bookings for 2021, and our online shop is open for business.
All 2020 builds are now done, thanks all that came and built a canoe, 65 canoes were built this year despite Covid stopping us for a bit. Happy paddling and stay safe....
All dates have space unless FULL next to them..
February 19th - 22nd
March 19th - 22nd
April 2nd - 5th
April 30th - May 3rd
May 28th - 31st
June 11th - 14th
June 25th - 28th
July 9th - 12th
July 23rd - 26th
August 6th - 9th
August 20th - 23rd
August 27th - 30th
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.