Cumbria provides some great, though perhaps less well known, venues for sea kayaking. This past weekend saw Steve taking private clients out round the North end of Walney Island following the fast flowing tide through the North channel past the nature reserve. They were surprised by its unpopulated and wild nature despite being close to a large town. Barrow provides many other excellent venues for a day out (image with Piel Castle) whilst Cumbria as a whole has plenty of good coast for sea kayaking: St Bees has the only cliff coastline between the Great Orme and the Mull of Galloway and is festooned with cliff nesting birds in spring and summer; the huge sandy expanse of Morecambe Bay and the many river estuaries on the coast provide for fast tides and several tidal bores as the incoming water is concentrated in narrow spaces; the North Solway has 6 knot currents on spring tides to carry the adventurous northwards to return on the equally brisk ebb. These and other Cumbrian paddling sites await those interested in broadening their kayaking horizons. If this appeals to you Steve will be happy to advise and provide any support you need – just call 07796 213817 or email for a chat.