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Tall Bloke Adventures - Day Tours

Keswick CA12 5LD, England
+44 7842 212127
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Ranked #3 of 9 activities in Keswick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
Fee: Yes
Description: Join us for a paddle and a picnic in some of Englands most stunning locations.
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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

Simply couldn't of asked for more. Leigh helped us to refine our skills and off we went. Fab day on Ullswater, white fluffy clouds, warm sunshine, slight breeze, fab picnic and crazy cliff jump into the lake to round the day off. Quite brilliant.

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Ambleside, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Had a great two days with Leigh, despite horrendous conditions. Thanks also to Steve and Dave at Glenridding Sailing Centre. Would recommend to anyone! Thanks again, Scott

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Leigh S, Owner at Tall Bloke Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Scott. If you think that was bad wait until you're caught in the middle of a decent squall on the sea. Now that's an experience. More

Preston, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Had a really brilliant day on the lake with Leigh and Patrizia. They were great company and very flexible about the itinerary. Patrizia provided a great picnic complete with homemade italian bread and pastes. Leigh combined just enough instruction with paddling the kayaks for us to get the most out of the day. We only left the water at 7pm... More

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Leigh S, Owner at Tall Bloke Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Karen. Perfect weather conditions does tend to help the day go well. Glad you enjoyed Patrizias picnic, and please thank Bob for her as well, She really liked chatting with him as they meandered along. More

Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I booked the day as a birthday present for my boyfriend. The day trip has everything; activity, good food and a real sense of getting away! One of the good things about this trip is that you are asked early on what kind of day you fancy and it is tailored to suit you. It makes a real change from... More

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Leigh S, Owner at Tall Bloke Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the comments Michelle. We do genuinely love what we do and to have it appreciated in such a manner adds to the occasion. It was great to see you both take to the paddling, and we're happy you each got what you wanted out of the trip. If you do get a chance to experience... More

Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

Spent today with Leigh on a one to one basis via Glenridding Sailing Centre gaining confidence in handling keel boat to enable solo sailing of my own vessel. Leigh is a natural teacher- calm relaxed clear communicator with excellent perception of student's feelings and understanding highly recommend him and Glenridding.

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Leigh S, Owner at Tall Bloke Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Chris. An absolute pleasure to spend the day with you. Hope you enjoy the yachting. Leigh More

Harrogate, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I did a safety boat course last weekend at the Glenridding RYA Sailing Centre. The sailing centre provides excellent facilities and really helpful, enthusiastic staff. Our instructor Leigh was extremely thorough and professional in delivering the course. Feedback when learning, I think, is crucial so you can identify what you did well and not so well. Leigh's feedback was really... More

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Leigh S, Owner at Tall Bloke Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Steph. I'd agree with the comments about Glenridding. Great location, great facilities and great staff. I'll try and buy that windsurfer from Lakeside next week so as well as running the safety boat courses we should be able to get you windsurfing this summer if you're keen. Leigh More

Preston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I've just taken part in an RYA Safety Boat course run by Leigh in Glenridding, as well as taking part in the Level 2 Powerboat course he ran last year, both courses were great and very informative. I would highly recommend Leigh to friends requiring the same courses!

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Leigh S, Owner at Tall Bloke Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for that Chris. Challenging weather conditions eh ? Really good course and your feel for what is needed in the safety boat driver role is spot on. Cheers again. Leigh More

Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

I recently undertook a RYA Powerboat Level 2 training course over 2 days with Leigh at Glenridding Sailing Centre. Having worked with Leigh in a professional context previously I already knew his areas of expertise and jumped at the opportunity to further my own professional development with him. I know personally it can be difficult providing training or instruction for... More

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Leigh S, Owner at Tall Bloke Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Jon. It was a thoroughly enjoyable course all round. Steve is an excellent host and Glenridding is the ideal venue. Both yourself and Chris impressed with the amount of work you put into your respective theory subjects and you honestly passed with the proverbial flying colours. I actually really enjoy teaching peers, as like you mentioned, it affords me... More

Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

Earlier in the morning, I was out cycling and involved in a collision with a vehicle. The hospital visit left me late and confirmed I was in no state to Kayak (a dropped shoulder, strained neck, cuts/bruises). I was kindly collected and taken to the meeting point where Leigh and Patrizia had not only waited for me, they had also... More

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Leigh S, Owner at Tall Bloke Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks very much for the review Craig. I do enjoy the conversations that the trips allow. One day we might be listening to someone like yourself explaining about ballistic trajectories, the next we're learning about Singapore. Safety is always on my mind, so thanks for noticing. I hope your various injuries are well on the mend and please say hello... More

Watford
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Thanks to Leigh and his excellent chef accomplice.. We had an awesome day on derwent water, great guide, food, banter and views. Highly recommended. We'll def try to meet up again. - Russell n Charlie ;)

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Leigh S, Owner at Tall Bloke Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks to you both. Exploring that river has been on the 'to do' list for six months, so it was good to have a reccy. Cheers again. Leigh More

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