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Tall Bloke Adventures

Glenridding CA11 0PA, England
+44 7842 212127
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A very special find!

I booked the day as a birthday present for my boyfriend. The day trip has everything; activity... read more

Reviewed June 15, 2014
Michelle C
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Manchester, United Kingdom
A natural teacher.

Spent today with Leigh on a one to one basis via Glenridding Sailing Centre gaining confidence in... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2014
Chris E
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Sea Kayaking trips to Italy. Paddle and a picnic on beautiful Ullswater. RYA Powerboat and Sailing courses.
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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...More

Thank Michelle C
Leigh S, Owner at Tall Bloke Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2014

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...More

Reviewed April 30, 2014

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...More

Thank Chris E
Leigh S, Owner at Tall Bloke Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2014

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

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...More

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Leigh S, Owner at Tall Bloke Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2014

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...More

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...More

Thank Chris J
Leigh S, Owner at Tall Bloke Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2014

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

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...More

Thank Jon C
Leigh S, Owner at Tall Bloke Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2013

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...More

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...More

Thank cyclingsnowy
Leigh S, Owner at Tall Bloke Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2013

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...More

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 ;)

Thank HAZELWatford
Leigh S, Owner at Tall Bloke Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2013

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

Reviewed September 14, 2013

My girlfriend and I went for a half day kayaking trip on Derwentwater with Leigh and Patrizia. From start to finish, our experience was thoroughly enjoyable. We arrived on the south side of the lake where we met Leigh and Patrizia, had some hot drinks...More

Thank Alex_Ling
Leigh S, Owner at Tall Bloke Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2013

Cheers Alex. The part we enjoy the most is having a chat with whoever we are out on the lakes with. You both were superb company. Thank you for your comments and thanks for joining me in a quick tidy up of the island. We...More

Reviewed September 14, 2013

My boyfriend and I went on an amazing half day kayaking tour with Tall Bloke Sea Kayaking. I have been on several activity days like this across the world and this is one of the best ones I have been to. Before the day, we...More

Thank Jessicaandclyde
Leigh S, Owner at Tall Bloke Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2013

Thank you Jess. Please pass our thanks on to Alex as well. We do enjoy our trips out as much as the guests. We get to paddle and picnic in fantastic scenery whilst having a chat about a myriad of subjects. Now and then we...More

Reviewed September 9, 2013

Had an amazing time with Leigh & Patrizia in August exploring Windermere with our 2 boys, aged 8 & 11. What a charming & professional couple: we had some great advice on kayaking techniques, lovely touring seakayaks which were stable but cut through the water...More

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Leigh S, Owner at Tall Bloke Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2013

Thanks Marie, I love my job. A large part of it is because we get to paddle, chat and picnic with some genuinely nice people. Loved reminiscing about Mark Warner, learning that Arsenal are the team of the future and watching Patrizia be complemented yet...More

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markswright1909
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Hi Mark, No problem. Thanks for letting me know. Leigh
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Hi Mark, ( apologies if I've I got the wrong name ) Unfortunately we're busy on 27th March. Friday 31st March we have no one if this would suit ? We don't do shorter taster sessions. Lot's of our guests have never kayaked... More
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