Evening Paddle

Evening Paddle Thursday Evening Paddle Thursday 10th. May, 2018 Helen was our helm. It was a lovely evening with some sunshine but a light breeze we were on the water for 6.30 pm. Mags took us through the 8 week training plan Keni designed for us to aid strength, stamina and timing. We paddled down to White cross bay ... More

Abba Night Fundraiser

Abba Night Fundraiser In the evening after the AGM the village hall was used for an ABBA Night fundraiser organised by Sandra and Steve. This was a sellout event with many paddlers and supporters enjoying a wonderful night of music. Lots of members attended and many helped decorate the hall, served on the bar and sold ... More

A memorable September Day.

A memorable September Day. This was one of those special days on Windermere when paddlers looked around at the beautiful landscape reflected in an almost calm lake surface and knew how lucky they were to be in this place. A trip for refreshments at Wateredge for the two dragon boats helmed by Helen and Peter was ... More

Regatta preparation.

Regatta preparation. Another warm and sunny September day with two boats out on the water. Peter helmed a boat with some training routines for visitors from The Rosemere Cancer Foundation who were preparing for the regatta next week. Helen helmed Artemis Phyllis while Mags on the drum did an excellent coaching session ... More

Two hard working coaching sessions with Keni.

Two hard working coaching sessions with Keni. Bad weather postponed this coaching session from earlier in the month but the weather was finally more settled and Keni certainly put the crews through their paces as some of them prepare for the International Festival in Sarasota. In the process Sarah got signed off as a ... More

Paddlers take turns to duck under the capsized canoe.

Water confidence and safety session.

Water Safety Session, Kendal Leisure Centre. A select group of paddlers gathered to refresh their water safety skills.  Anne Gair very bravely took centre stage in the survival circle which demonstrates the warmest place to be whilst awaiting rescue. The 'crocodile' paddling was brilliantly co-ordinated and worked ... More

What does Windermere look like in January when the paddlers are not there?


‘Wear It Pink Day’ race.

'Wear It Pink Day' race. On October 29th, English Lakes Hotels organised a race between local media and a Paddlers for Life team. The wind was from the south but picked up from time to time to make conditions interesting. The novice media crew picked up the skills quickly which made for an interesting second race! ... More

While the team’s away at Loch Ken…

Whilst a large contingency of Paddlers for Life members attended the launch of Paddlers for Life Scotland SW at Loch Ken, fifteen other paddlers enjoyed a 4 hour paddle and picnic on Lake Windermere during the Windermere Air Show. A warm welcome was extended to new members. More

Solstice Paddle. 2010

Paddlers for Life had a great day for the Solstice Paddle. Sunny conditions and a cooling following breeze allowed the paddlers to beat last year's time by 12 minutes finishing in a time of 1 hour 44 minutes. This great success was preceded by a 'dotting of the eye' ceremony at Waterhead with a song from the paddlers ... More