Active 4 Seasons


Adventure Activities in North Northumberland

Adventure is what we do!

Active 4 Seasons specialise in made to measure adventures. Get in touch if you want any coaching, guiding, mentoring or any adventure activities planned to suit your needs.  We have a fantastic location up here in the NE corner of England and we regularly cross the border into Scotland – no passports needed yet!

Please feel free to browse the website by hovering your cursor over the various headings. These will reveal drop down menus that you just click to get more information. You can then decide if we are the right people for you to come to. Please contact us here to book an adventure or get further information. You can always Email directly or go through Facebook messenger if that suits you better. We will try to respond as soon as possible. Occasionally I do head away to work in remote places with no signal or connection.

adventure activities in Northumberland - open canoeing

Family adventure on the River Tweed by open canoe

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. We work with clients elsewhere in the UK with the West coast of Scotland being a favourite of ours.

As a long established provider (started in 2000) we have bags of experience and lots of qualifications. We 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.


We offer Adventure Vouchers – idea for that special Christmas or Birthday gift. Vouchers are available for any duration of session that we run from 2 hrs to 5 day development courses. Go to the prices page for information. Vouchers are valid fro 12 months from purchase and can be redeemed by 2 people. Please contact us through Facebook or Email for further information or to purchase a voucher.

Who are we

Your host – Ollie Jay is a mature and highly experienced coach and guide. He has experience of leading adventures locally this being the 17th year (longer than anyone else) and elsewhere since 1991. Ollie has paddled in various places including Chile, North America, Alaska, Mainland Europe and Africa.

Sea Kayak Gang trips

We run a monthly Sea Kayak Gang trip. Head onto the Sea Kayak page for more details

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.

Family Holiday adventures on the river

These are our only scheduled trips, normally a Wed canoe trip ideal for families and small groups:

2018 dates to be announced.

Developing the Desire for Adventure

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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