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“Kayak Training”

Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre
Ranked #5 of 11 things to do in Appledore
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Get wet - climb high - stay low, whatever you want, you can do it! Devon's top Active and Sporting Experience - Voted by Visit Devon. Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre on the North Devon coast will give you a day or stay to remember, where adults and children alike will find fun, challenge, inspiration and laughter. Enjoy an outdoor activity programme to meet all of your needs, whether you are a family or a few friends after a holiday or day of outdoor activities, trying to find something to do during those long days during the school holidays or a parent after a safe, secure and energising summer camp where your children can meet individuals and discover new things.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed March 4, 2014

I was part of a Charity Kayak trip doing some training for our exped in June. I must say the facilities were second to none and the instructors were fantastic, food and accom also excellent. Cant wait to return in the Summer with work colleagues. Keep up the great work Glynn and all at Skern Lodge.

1  Thank jc6648
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

We took the extended family and did several activities over the day.
The staff were friendly, helpful and were able to allow people to enjoy themselves without being too restrictive due to health and safety.
The kids all responded well to the guidance provided and the staff kept the interest and focus whilst encouraging the guys to move along.
A great time - shame the same can't be said for the weather!

4  Thank 63Phil
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Skern lodge is an outdoor adventure centre on the river Torridge just outside of Bideford North Devon. I spent the day there last week as a youth leader of young people and had a really great time, but more importantly they had an amazing experience and adventure. We started off with a quick briefing on what we were to do by the dedicated instructor then we were kitted out and away we went. First off was river kayaking from Bideford (we were taken by mini bus) back to Appledore, this was a real challenge for some who had never used a kayak before let alone be on a tidal river. After launching we had a few games like rafting, standing up as well as teaching how to paddle against the current. Half way along we stopped to skim stones and have a rest then set off again. By the time we got back it was lunch time, packed by Skern and very nice.
In the afternoon we did high ropes, cargo rope climb, archery, zip wire, and assault course which had a mini zip wire game. All in all a great day out for all ages and abilities bringing together all as a team in a safe yet challenging environment. Top place, people and a great day.

6  Thank Spokes_123
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

The experience was awesome - nothing we disliked about it. My husband and daughter went kayaking and Cara loved it (age 10). She was put at ease right away by the male instructor

1  Thank Flanders
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

A brilliant venue for our recent U14's rugby tour to Devon. The facilities for the activities were top notch, the instructors were excellent, friendly, fun and flexible. Everyone from the site managers to the kitchen staff were faultless, fantastic. The rooms, bathrooms and communal areas were spotless, the food was great and the setting/location is perfect for our group, where the lads could run around and have a lot of fun and the dads could relax and enjoy the weather/activities. The activites were well-structured, and the instructors were real professionals, making the activities informative and interesting, as well as exciting and a real laugh. definitely recommended.

2  Thank Scott M
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