Yes, you can: Users of Mobility aids, Anyone who can sit with support, Users of Wheelchairs, Unsure or low confidence walkers, All people with visual impairments, People with Auditory impairments, People with learning difficulties, People with autism, People with additional medical needs, Older people up to 103 years old.
Explore on Winderemere at a swans pace or a ducks level.
Anyone Can is an adventure for all company – we welcome those with additional needs. We have a wide range of adaptive and inclusive equipment to make adventure possible for all our clients.
Travelling by canoe is fantastic for many people who want to adventure who have some additional needs.
We specialise in including everyone and have a variety of ways to get you on the water confidently. Young or old, confident or terrified we can get you on the water on your terms.
Why Canoeing is super inclusive
Canoeing is a seated activity, and we have a range of supportive seating to help. You can board the canoes on dryland before being slid onto the water, which makes it easy for users of mobility aids, wheelchair users and those not confident clambering around docks. Canoeing is also a 2 or 3 person-per-boat activity, so if anyone struggles with stamina, vision or understanding, there are others in the boat sharing the task.
We have rudder steering on some of our boats so anyone with the use of one hand and arm can contribute by steering. We can add our wing floats to many of our boats to make them nearly impossible to capsize.
We have a large wheelchair access (and float onboard) support boat called 'Freedom". Freedom allows us to take one-way journeys, whisk you back to use the accessible toilets or give you somewhere to rest. Freedom gives you the confidence of knowing that if you somehow ended up in the water, there is an easy way to get back (our water ramp).
We sell whole day activities, so there is no rush, we can take the time people need to get comfortable and set up just right and make any changes required during the day.
We have access to BSL instructors and have a basic level of Makaton.
We are aware and responsive to the needs of people with learning difficulties and Autism. We can arrange quiet time sessions, sessions with a breakaway instructor, visual timetables etc.
About Anyone Can
We are a small family run business with a passion for sharing adventures in the outdoors with as many people as possible.
All of our activities are whole days, so the instructor is dedicated to making your day great and offering fantastic value for money.
Canoeing adventures we run:
Canoe experience days
Canoe bushcraft trips
Canoe the length of Windermere
Extended canoe trips and holidays - Across Scotland or down the River Spey or Wye
Duke of Edinburg's expeditions
For more information check out our VisitLakeDistrict Activity listing or visit Anyone Can
Accessibility features - let us know what we can help with:
Optional Float stabilisers - ensures no capsized canoes,
Supportive adjustable seating,
High grip matting,
Wheelchair accessible supporting motorboat (brings your chairs along), Moving and handling slings - gantry hoist,
Paddle grip aids,
Get in or transfer on dry land,
Quiet sessions and dedicated time out instructor,
Level access cafe, toilets, showers and changing place,
No strength needed recovery from water to our powerboat,
Radio support with headsets or jack output,
BSL instructor / Makaton (still learning) instructor,
Visual timetable - loan safety equipment - pre-visit - fixed timings and schedule,
Pet as Therapy (PAT) dog Cocker Spaniel,
Portable privacy and toilet facilities,
Alternative distracting toys and challenges
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