Sea Kayak Coastal Navigation course

Coastal Navigation course

Steve’s next course is a Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning course for sea kayakers on Friday 19th November based near Keswick.  This is the one day classroom based, attendance only course for anyone going paddling on the sea in any craft.  It is a prerequisite for those wishing to take British Canoeing’s Sea Kayak Leader qualification.

The course covers marine weather and tides and their implications for paddlers.  It looks at sources of critical information and how to compute tidal heights, flow rates and sea states. Pilotage is included along with practical navigation exercises on both charts and maps.

If you venture onto the sea in or on paddlesports craft this is a very valuable course which is designed to help you make good decisions before setting forth.

Steve will also be running the Sea Kayak Leader training course on the succeeding two days (20th & 21st Nov) on the Cumbrian coast.  If either of these courses are of interest to you please get in touch and we’ll do our best to help. 07796 213817 and

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Steve Banks Outdoors New Website

Many thanks indeed to everyone who has written in with comments and suggestions on the new website – we received over 50 responses!  We are very pleased that the vast majority of comments were so positive: the main themes being clarity of site, ease of navigation and good to look at with lots of attractive images.  Thank you also for the thoughtful suggestions we received: we considered all of them carefully and have acted on those we feel have an impact on website interest and usability for our key customer groups.  Please do let us know if you have further thoughts and ideas to help us make the site better.

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Welcome to my new website

Steve Banks Outdoors New Website

With the advent of Covid 19 everything has been put on hold.  We have cancelled or postponed all our provision until such time as the health situation is clearer.  Currently, the first scheduled activity will be a sea kayak trip to Scotland commencing on August 31st for five days.  We should be able to run this whilst maintaining appropriate physical distancing to minimise any risks.

We may consider certain types of coaching, training and guiding depending on the circumstances before then, so please do get in touch if there’s anything you have in mind.

Whilst no practical delivery is happening we are not sitting idly: as well as doing plenty of cycling to keep fit, we have invested  time in updating the old website.  It’s not finalised yet but please have a look around and let us know what you think at

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