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Welcome to Low Mill Outdoor Centre, North Yorskire. Low Mill Outdoor Centre is situated in the Yorkshire Dales. It provides a wide range of outdoor activities including - rock climbing, archery, caving, orienteering, kayaking, mountain biking, canoeing, team building and much more
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canoeing on semerwaterMost of our canoeing sessions are run on Semerwater, North Yorkshire's largest natural lake, and just a 12 minute drive from Low Mill Outdoor Centre.

We have a fleet of open canoes, which allows for flexibility in the way the canoes are used. They can be paddled by two or three people per canoe, or for groups that would struggle to control an open canoe, they can be rafted together in pairs. These rafted canoes are much easier to paddle and control, even if it's windy and can easily carry 6 people. Rafts are also very accessible for less able people, as they provide a very stable platform from which to experience canoeing and water sports. The virtual tour of Semerwater shows a canoeing session in progress, where the canoes have been rafted together to make two rafts.

canoe trust gamesOccasionally, during appropriate weather and water levels, we can use our canoes on small stretches of moving water, on the river Swale or River Ure. These moving water canoe trips are more appropriate for groups that have some experience of canoeing, as they need a certain level of skill in a canoe to make these trips enjoyable and safe.

white water canoeingAll of the instructors that run canoeing sessions are appropriatly qualified and hold British Canoe Union qualifications.

Low Mill is a BCU approved Centre.

British Canoe Union awards can be arranged on a group basis or by joining an open course.

BCU award courses available range from:
1 to 3 star personal skills training and assessment.
4 & 5 Star leadership training and assessment.
Foundation Safety & Rescue also White Water Safety & Rescue.


Adventure Activities Licensing Authority Quality Badge awarded by Council for Learning Outside the Classroom AHOEC Gold Standard for Outdoor Education AAIAC Adventure Mark British Canoe Union Regisrered Practitioner Accredited Centre Adventure For All Welcombe to Yorkshire Member Free WiFi