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Walney island. South Lakes newbie

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:49 pm
by Andybrown98021
Hi all,
I'm new to the sport. I've just turned 30 and wanted a new hobby so I've got myself a Dagger Axis 10.5.

I'm located on Walney island but I'm going to start on Windermere and coniston (lake District) just practising my strokes and work up to some exploration of the duddon estuary, hopefully being able to do a circumnavigation of Walney eventually.

I know very little about sea touring so would benefit from a paddle partner that could teach me a few routes and give sound advice. I've done a day course introduction to sea kayaking and I've had an inflatable canoe that I've used to paddle from Road island to the Ferry slipway;. So I'm not completely green but definitely have a lot to learn.

If anyone fancies some company out on the water then get in touch. I'm into football, fell walking, cricket, beers etc.


Re: Walney island. South Lakes newbie

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:31 pm
by jamiemagee
Hi Andy,

I'm just down the road in Ulverston. As far as getting skilled and meeting people you can't go to wrong joining Duddon canoe club.

There are also a number of people in song of the paddle who often venture into the lakes myself included. All started with the canoe but have kayaks similar to yourself now.

If you fancy company drop me a message sometime. I've been paddling a few years now and started on an axis myself.

See you on the water,


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Re: Walney island. South Lakes newbie

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:00 am
by Andybrown98021
Cheers for the advice. If I'm heading out I'll drop you a message.

Re: Walney island. South Lakes newbie

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:03 pm
by Cumbria
Hi Andy,
Another Furness and Lakes paddler here. Based in Barrow I regularly paddle the Lakes and local coast, sometimes even with Mr Magee who I see has already said hello. Any time you fancy a paddle drop me a line.