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Tall Bloke Adventures

Glenridding CA11 0PA, England
+44 7842 212127
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RYA powerboat level 1

I took this course at the weekend with my 12 year old son as a complete novice. Leigh immediately... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
AmberNectar123
Powerboat level 2 course

Just finished a 2 day powerboat course with Leigh as our Instructor. Just wanted to say I thought... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2016
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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 12 May 2017

I took this course at the weekend with my 12 year old son as a complete novice. Leigh immediately made us feel comfortable and explained what we could expect from this full day's course. At the end of the day, we were both confident in...More

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Leigh S, Owner at Tall Bloke Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Thanks Dan. It was great to see the whole family so keen and involved on the day. Really happy to hear you'll be going to the RNLI open day, I'd be going as well if I wasn't working. Looking forward to the Level 2. Thanks...More

Reviewed 16 October 2016

Just finished a 2 day powerboat course with Leigh as our Instructor. Just wanted to say I thought it was a very well organised 2 day course which Leigh, a calm & very experienced Instructor, leading us through a lot of detail over the two...More

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Leigh S, Owner at Tall Bloke Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

Cheers Chris, I really enjoyed the course as well. Thanks also to Steve and all at Glenridding Sailing Centre for hosting again. Thanks again Chris and I'll see you at Patrizias wine tasting next month. I'd thoroughly recommend the Prosecco.

Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

What an absolutely awesome day. We cannot thank Leigh and Patrizia enough. It started off with basics of safety, explanations about the kayaks and what the day entails. All very reassuring when you haven't been on the water in a while. Both were very attentive...More

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Leigh S, Owner at Tall Bloke Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2016

Hi Marion and Lou. Thank you both so much for making the day go so well. Patrizia loves to hear that people enjoy her food, and I totally agree that she's exceptional in what she does. We are very lucky to both love what we...More

Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic day kayaking with Leigh and Patrizia on Saturday. They're both great people, you'll feel among friends here. As we got setup, Leigh pointed out the safety elements in a relaxed and effective manner, then we hit Ullswater Lake for a leisurely...More

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Leigh S, Owner at Tall Bloke Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2016

Cheers John and please pass on our thanks to Faisal as well. We both really enjoyed the day. Perfect weather certainly helped.

Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I've had a wonderful day exploring Ullswater with Leigh and Patrizia in a sea kayak. It was my first time in a sea kayak, Leigh's guidance and instruction are given in a calm and clear manner. In a short time we were out on the...More

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Leigh S, Owner at Tall Bloke Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

Hi Maggie, Thanks very much for the review. Glad you enjoyed the picnic, Patrizia has asked me to tell you she loved chatting with you.

Reviewed 14 July 2016

My wife Laura and I thoroughly enjoyed a full day of kayaking on Ullswater with Leigh during our short post-wedding break in the Lakes. Following thorough preparations with our individual, "German, over-engineered" kayaks on the shore, Leigh waited patiently as I wobbled about in the...More

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Leigh S, Owner at Tall Bloke Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2016

Hi Andrew, Thank you very much for the comments. I know I promised not to tell Laura that you were just pretending to wobble at first and that really you just didn't want to show off but I think it's time you came clean. Great...More

Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Myself and my husband joined Leigh on Ullswater for a day of kayaking. We had a blast, Leigh was a fantastic instructor he was patient with two novices such as ourselves and totally made us feel safe throughout the day. I think I especially liked...More

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Leigh S, Owner at Tall Bloke Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2016

Hi Laura, Thank you both for the day and the comments. It was a pleasure to paddle with you both. Maybe we'll see you out in Tuscany some time. We'd love to be your hosts again. Leigh

Reviewed 30 June 2016

Another great training experience with Leigh. All aspects of the syllabus were thoroughly covered and his delivery was as always clear, fun and relaxed, ensuring we all got the maximum out of this course.

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Leigh S, Owner at Tall Bloke Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2016

Thanks Neil. As always, the job is very easy when you have such keen students.

Reviewed 2 May 2016

We are a group of scout leaders with varying levels of experience on water. Leigh managed our group superbly, ensure everyone was sufficiently challenged by never too far out of their comfort zones. He kept us engaged during rest periods, often asking about us rather...More

Thank Ian G
Leigh S, Owner at Tall Bloke Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2016

Thank you for the comment Ian. Thanks also to everyone who came on the course. Cracking weekend. My job is very easy when I'm working with such keen participants. Good luck with the Norway trip, I hope it goes as well as your preparation deserves....More

Reviewed 12 April 2016

Me and my partner booked a beginners canoe session with Leigh and Patrizia at Glenridding Sailing Centre on 5th April. My partner had some experience of canoeing where I had none so I was a little nervous about the session beforehand. I was soon put...More

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Leigh S, Owner at Tall Bloke Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2016

Thank you both very much for coming. We had a great time as well. Especially thanks for indulging us in a first aid scenario. We don't often have a paramedic joining us so it was very interesting to pick your brains. You're more than welcome...More

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markswright1909
Hi Leigh - could only really do the Monday - many thanks - maybe next time ! Mark
23 March 2017|
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Response from Tall Bloke A |
Hi Mark, No problem. Thanks for letting me know. Leigh
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markswright1909
Never been Kayaking before Thinking of joining you on Monday 27th March - Is there a shorter " tester " session, or is only the full day ? What clothing is required Would it be a large group ?
20 March 2017|
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Response from Tall Bloke A |
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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