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Address: Glenridding CA11 0PA, England
Phone Number: +44 7842 212127
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Sea Kayaking trips to Italy. Paddle and a picnic on beautiful Ullswater....

Sea Kayaking trips to Italy. Paddle and a picnic on beautiful Ullswater. RYA Powerboat and Sailing courses.

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Wonderful day in kayaks on Ullswater

My wife Laura and I thoroughly enjoyed a full day of kayaking on Ullswater with Leigh during our short post-wedding break in the Lakes. Following thorough preparations with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bogie55
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Manchester
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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife Laura and I thoroughly enjoyed a full day of kayaking on Ullswater with Leigh during our short post-wedding break in the Lakes. Following thorough preparations with our individual, "German, over-engineered" kayaks on the shore, Leigh waited patiently as I wobbled about in the shallows getting my sea legs while Laura immediately proved annoyingly good at moving her boat.... More 

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

Hi Andrew, Thank you very much for the comments. I know I promised not to tell Laura that you were just pretending to wobble at first and that really you just didn't want to show off but I think it's time you came clean. Great company, great day. Cheers. Leigh More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my husband joined Leigh on Ullswater for a day of kayaking. We had a blast, Leigh was a fantastic instructor he was patient with two novices such as ourselves and totally made us feel safe throughout the day. I think I especially liked the part where he said I had got the hang of kayaking faster than Andrew.... More 

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

Hi Laura, Thank you both for the day and the comments. It was a pleasure to paddle with you both. Maybe we'll see you out in Tuscany some time. We'd love to be your hosts again. Leigh More 

Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another great training experience with Leigh. All aspects of the syllabus were thoroughly covered and his delivery was as always clear, fun and relaxed, ensuring we all got the maximum out of this course.

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

Thanks Neil. As always, the job is very easy when you have such keen students. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

We are a group of scout leaders with varying levels of experience on water. Leigh managed our group superbly, ensure everyone was sufficiently challenged by never too far out of their comfort zones. He kept us engaged during rest periods, often asking about us rather than concentrate on himself. Lots of jokes and riddles helped the two days fly by... More 

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

Thank you for the comment Ian. Thanks also to everyone who came on the course. Cracking weekend. My job is very easy when I'm working with such keen participants. Good luck with the Norway trip, I hope it goes as well as your preparation deserves. A pleasure to work with you all. Cheers also to Great Tower Scout Centre on... More 

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Me and my partner booked a beginners canoe session with Leigh and Patrizia at Glenridding Sailing Centre on 5th April. My partner had some experience of canoeing where I had none so I was a little nervous about the session beforehand. I was soon put at ease as Leigh and Patrizia took a steady pace teaching us the basics and... More 

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

Thank you both very much for coming. We had a great time as well. Especially thanks for indulging us in a first aid scenario. We don't often have a paramedic joining us so it was very interesting to pick your brains. You're more than welcome back anytime. Thank you also to Glenridding Sailing Centre for being, as ever, such great... More 

Kendal, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

Great training and a fun two days. Leigh’s delivery helped me get the maximum from this course - The syllabus was well prepared. With a relaxed and clearly competent teaching style he instilled confidence and enthusiasm throughout the weekend. I look forward to doing more RYA training with him.

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

Thanks very much Neil, you showed great control of the boats and a lot of knowledge when it came to the theory side. A pleasure to work with. Thanks also to Great Tower for being ideal hosts. Looking forward to the Safety Boat course. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We'd done a few kayaking trips before, but our day on Ullswater with Patrizia was definitely the best. She's super friendly and provided really clear, simple tips to help us improve our technique on the water so we really got the most out of our day on this beautiful lake. This is also excellent value compared to other kayaking trips... More 

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I've just done my power boat level 2 with Leigh , the only thing I can say it was fantastic . Leigh is a true professional at what he dose,

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

Thanks Richard. I really enjoyed both the course and your company. Good luck with the tours. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Our family (youngest 18) had a brilliant time with Lee and Patrizia. Some of us had done a small amount of Kayaking before and 2 were beginners. Lee was exceptional and took us on a lovely tour of the lake. We had a fantastic picnic made by Patrizia then went on to do a (optional) cliff dive! The day was... More 

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

Cheers for the review Grace. You were all great company, Thanks for the chemistry lesson and I'm glad you had a good day. Patrizia is always happy to hear that people enjoyed her food so thank you also for those comments. Best of luck in your new job. Leigh More 

Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is the 2nd time we have booked a trip with Leigh & Patrizia and this trip was just as good as the 1st, we had a mixed days weather but the views certainly made up for it with calm waters to the end of the day. The home made Italian food was amazing & the company is fantastic. Both... More 

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

Thank you both for coming back again. If you do decide to move up here I think the Lakes community will benefit as much as you will. Great company. See you again. Leigh More 

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