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Developing the Desire for Adventure – that’s what we do!

Spring is sprung and the Daffs are nearly gone – this could be the year for you to become an adventurer with Active 4 Seasons?

Daylight hours are now longer than night-time darkness as of the 17th March and the weather is warming up if not a bit windy! Plenty of water in the local rivers so ideal if you re looking to develop your river running skills.

Why not join us in our fantastic Outdoor Gym – go on treat yourself! Not just good for the body but also proven to bring mental health benefits!

Only a couple of weeks left to get 15% Discount on all weekday adventures, 10% discount on weekend adventures up to the start of April 2017. We also offer a hefty 40% last minute discount for individuals or couples if we are free and you book last minute (within 3 days of adventure, weekday only).  

We specialise in made to measure adventures so just get in touch if you want any coaching, mentoring or adventures planned to suit your needs. We have a fantastic location up here in the NE corner of England but also regularly cross the border into Scotland – no passports needed yet!

We offer a range of adventure activities mostly on water (open canoeing, river and sea kayaking and surf kayaking) but also on the rocks (single pitch rock climbing) and trails (mountain biking) of North Northumberland and work with clients elsewhere in the UK, the West coast of Scotland is a favourite of ours.

As a long established provider we have bags of experience and lots of qualifications and also hold a three year Adventure Activity License that allows us to provide adventure activities to unaccompanied under 18’s. We can ensure you get a safe, enjoyable learning experience suited to your specific needs.

Please feel free to browse the website by hovering your cursor over the headings along the top or in the top right corner to get other drop down menus that you just need to click on to get the information you need before deciding if we are the right people for you to come to. If you do want to contact us to book an adventure or for further information please use the contact form or email directly or go through Facebook messenger if that suits you better. We will try to respond as soon as possible but I do head away to work occasionally in remote places with no signal or connection.

Your host – Ollie Jay is a mature and highly experienced coach and guide with experience of leading adventures locally for the last 16 years (longer than anyone else) and elsewhere since 1991.

We run a monthly Sea Kayak Gang trip. No membership required but if interested you can sign up to receive an invite to suitable trips based on your experience and aims. This is a guided trip somewhere suitable on the North Northumberland coast or Southern Scottish Borders coast ideal for individuals looking to develop their skills in an informal atmosphere with the support of a highly experienced BCU level 4 qualified coach to look after you. We look at planning and running a safe day trip based on those signed up and it is an opportunity for anyone who want to improve their independence on the sea. Please email for further information and give us a brief summary of your paddling history so we can let you know if it will be suitable. The Winter/ Spring trips are more suited to paddlers with more experience (own suitable clothing/Drysuit and the ability to do assisted rescue if things don’t go so well). We run trips for less experienced paddlers in the Summer and Autumn when the water tends to be warmer. These are our only scheduled trips apart from Wed canoe trips in the Summer holidays ideal for families and small groups.

Otherwise we specialise in made to measure adventures and our aim is to ‘Develop your Desire for Adventure’ so if you plan to race across New Zealand or paddle across or around Scotland for charity perhaps drop us a line and we will sort you out with specific training to suit you. We have a huge range of boats from racing ski to surf kayaks to sea kayaks both single and double as well as open canoes.

If you would like to check availability please email us with a date or dates.

A recent testimonial:

Ollie has great experience, competence and local knowledge and hence the adventures are fun, safe and well targeted.


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