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October 21, 2014
The team at Active Cumbria recently had a great morning on Derwentwater taking part in the Canoe with a View tour run by Go Canoeing provider Keswick Canoe and Bushcraft.
None of the team had really taken part in canoeing previously so when Rachel Hudspith, Development Officer at British Canoeing, suggested it as a great team building activity the team soon had it all booked!
It was a glorious September day and a fantastic way to take in the spectacular surroundings. In total there were four Active Cumbria boats and some people picked up the paddling much quicker than others!! Team work, communication, problem solving and listening were all extremely important skills and some were mastered quicker than others.
The team said: "Shaun from Keswick Canoe and Bushcraft was a fantastic instructor who made the day fun and entertaining sharing his local knowledge along with being there for support and encouragement if necessary. We were also fortunate to have the opportunity to learn some bushcraft skills (wood collecting, creating a fire and working a Kelly Kettle) and, as expected, it all became rather competitive!
"When all the team were safely back on dry land we all agreed that it was a great couple of hours and the majority (those who mastered paddling) would love to do something similar again in the future."