The Talkin Tarn, Cumbria-based facility is located half an hour from Hexham, and provides a safe and scenic alternative to water activities on the River Tyne. The range of activities now offered include stand up paddle boarding, canoeing and kayaking instruction.
More details can be found at: https://www.independentadventure.co.uk/talkin-adventures-cumbria
In addition to the new water sports, families and small groups can enjoy a range of other activities. Talkin Adventures is situated on the edge of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and provides an ideal starting point for forest or fell walking.
With people eager to get some exercise and fresh air, the lifting of lockdown restrictions has seen renewed interest in water-based activities across the UK. Mainstream media outlets have been particularly vocal about paddle boarding’s increasing popularity.
Hexham families and visitors now have an opportunity to try this growing trend for themselves. Small groups can book a private paddle boarding experience, allowing them to enjoy learning without interruption. The qualified instructors at Talkin Adventures will ensure that people of any level can get involved. See more information about paddle boarding bookings at: https://www.independentadventure.co.uk/outdoor-activities-cumbria/stand-up-paddle-boarding
For those who prefer seated on-water activities, the facility also offers instruction in canoeing and kayaking. In addition to families, these activities are also well suited to school and youth groups, as well as corporate events or birthday parties. Rowing boat hire is also available, with no requirement for pre-bookings. The centre provides buoyancy aids in sizes up to XXL, and these must be worn for all water activities.
Alongside the enhanced range of water sports, Talking Adventures also caters to a variety of other outdoor pursuits. Archery and orienteering are well suited to team-building exercises, and those who enjoy hiking or mountain biking now have an ideal location from which to access the surrounding woodlands. A wheelchair friendly path provides 1.3 miles of lakeside walking.
Talkin Tarn Country Park plays host to a number of additional on-site facilities that make it suitable for days out. Participants in the new water sports are provided with hot showers and changing rooms. The Talkin Tarn Cafe and Tea Rooms offers home-made cakes and lunches, and ample parking is available.
Interested parties can learn more by visiting: https://www.independentadventure.co.uk
Independent Adventure Ltd
Independent Adventure Ltd
Talkin Adventures, Talkin Tarn Country Park
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