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 wide 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 a mobile hoist to help those who need it into and out of our canoes, and transfer steps for those who can self transfer.
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.
£96pp for days canoeing
from £295 for a private booking of 4 people
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 outriggers/float stabilisers - ensures no capsized canoes
Supportive adjustable seating
High grip matting
Wheelchair accessible support boat (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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We are based from Fell Foot on Windermere. This is 15 minutes from Windermere town and 5 minutes from Newby bridge.
You need to book in advance as we will only here if we have clients booked onto watersports!
Possible by public transport: we can collect you from near the bus stop at Newby Bridge by powerboat and bring you to the park.
The Kendal Barrow bus to Newby Bridge is normally accessible, the powerboat can collect all people that use a wheelchair up to 900mm wide.
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