Water Activities

Kayaking, sailing, narrowboating…whatever you are looking for, we can help put you in touch with the right people to make it happen!

Within GLMW there is a wealth of experience and a number of activity centres to enable you to incorporate water activities into your programme. The county runs an annual water & adventure weekend at Longridge that offers an opportunity for Scouts and Explorers to paddle 3 weirs on the Thames and learn basic paddlesport skills.

For specific activities contacts are as below:

Raft Building advice and assessor – Duncan Wakeling

Water Weekend lead – Duncan Wakeling

Sailing Advisor – Paul Harris

Kayaking/Canoeing advice & assessment – Ian Bowditch

Narrowboat advice & assessment – Paul Huntley

Power Boating advice and assessment – Ian Parkinson


To get in contact with any of the above please email them or contact Geoff Vanderplank Deputy County Commissioner (Activities) who will direct your enquiry onwards.



Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
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