Developing Desire for Adventure!

That’s what I do - I am available for made to measure coaching, guiding and expeditions. Don't forget Feb there is a full 15% off any advance booking. Please look around the site for more information.

New last minute discounts available!

Big discounts for individuals or couples available if you are happy doing a last minute (within 3 days) adventure. Please check the 'Prices' page for more details, thanks.

Adventure Ideas

Book one of these:
A half day open canoe trip on the river for your family (£99 family of 2+2)
Learn to kayak on the river with your mates (4 x adults £35 each half day)
Introduction to Rock climbing with your friends (6 x adult £30 per person)
Just drop me a message or ring if you have any other ideas

As seen on Robson Green's Wild Swim to Holy Island, CountryFile and the One Show

If you are looking forward to Robson Greens latest series 'More Tales from Northumberland' its lucky I helped him after his swim to Holy Island (5 min mark on vid) 2009! I also coached and helped mike Dilger present a bit about the Guillimots jumping on the One Show last Summer (2013) and I was also fortunate to take Adam Henson (farmer/presenter) from Country file, sea kayaking around the Farne Island (2012).

School and Youth groups now welcome

We hold a three year Adventure Activities License awarded to work with unaccompanied under18's which includes youth groups and school groups. Active 4 Seasons is registered with the Adventure Activities Licensing Service as licensed to provide specific activities under the following headings: Kayaking; Open Canoeing; Rock Climbing; Abseiling; Hill Walking and Mountaineering and Coasteering. License details can be confirmed by calling The Licensing Service. Tel 029 2075 5715. Our license number is L10134/R2038 and can be confirmed by visiting their website at: Having worked at outdoor activity centres for the last 14 years we have plenty of experience developing and running programmes. Please email me for more details.

Coasteering sessions available

Coasteering sessions available

We have been coasteering in the area for the last 12 years - this is not a new activity as claimed by some providers and we have lots of experience. Come and enjoy climbing jumping and swimming along the fantastic coastline. Small groups (also the safest option) and families our speciality, best at High water but drop us an email for more info.

Active4seasons photos

Active4seasons photos

Here is a link to my hosting point for pictures. Click on the client Album of the date of your adventure, best viewed using the slideshow button top right.
Find pics here

Contact Information

The contact section of the website might not be functioning so please email direct to ollie'at' You can also call me on Mob 07941 450064 early eve is the best as I might be on the water. Thanks

Winter river running sessions announced

Winter river running sessions announced

Next trip is on Sun 15th Feb. Fully booked sorry. Next trip 8th Mch 15

Sea Kayak Gang Trips 2015

The Sea Kayak Gang trips will continue in 2015, one day a month. 22nd of Mch. mainly for advanced intermediate/ experienced paddlers in winter due to big tides and water temp! Summer months for less experienced paddlers looking to become more independent or paddlers wanting to get out with the safety of an experienced coach to support them.

Active4seasons are on Facebook, You Tube and Twitter

Active4seasons are on Facebook, You Tube and Twitter

Active4seasons have a page on Facebook , Google+ and a channel on You Tube so please search and Like and follow us to keep up to date with what is going on. Twitter is action_man100 or search for #active4seasons

Activity Vouchers as a present

New for 2014, half day family activity voucher £99 (2 adults and 2 kids under 14). If you are looking to buy a voucher for someone please look under the 'About Us' section for more information and drop us an email.

For Sale Section

We have a few 2nd hand boats for sale to see them please click.


We have plenty of experience of sea kayaking on the West coast of Scotland as well as other areas of the world so If you are looking for a made to measure expedition why not drop us an email with your experience and desires and we can put a trip together for you

Sea Kayak Essentials Vol 1

I now have for distribution the great new DVD from Nick Cunliffe. One of the top sea kayakers in the country in my opinion.
This DVD is based on developing 5 Kayak Essentials and is suitable for intermediate and advanced paddlers wanting to take their paddling forward. Cost is reduced to £ 15 from £20 for over 1.5 hours of easy to follow and expertly demonstrated skill development. Obviously if you want to get out and practice these new skills give me a call. Drop me an email if you want a copy.

Develop your skills

People learn in different ways and we cater for this by running bespoke courses that are tailored to the needs of the learner. Courses do not necessary stick to a pre-determined syllabus and this allows us to maximise the learning process. To be able to do this we keep ratios low.


Active4seasons have plenty of experience and knowledge of the local area and will therefore be able to provide you with a safe and suitable route/ location, whatever your level of experience. 

When looking for a coach or guide for an adventure it is essential that the level of qualifications and experience is verified. It is also vital to check that they have a current public liability insurance certificate (normally up to £5 million). You should also consider your own insurance to cover injury or loss of time at work. 


You can rest assured that Active4seasons takes its responsibility for Health and Safety very seriously.

Plastic Demo Boats now available

I now have the following plastic sea kayaks to try before you buy:

Northshore Aspect LV, Jackson Karma RG, Prijon: Seayak, Odyssee and Excursian (doubles), P&H: Easky 15, Valley: Gemini twin SP, Avocet, Aquanaut (origional version so near to a HV) and a Nordkapp, Tahe Marine Reval midi.

These boats are all available for use on a trip with Active4seasons so if you are interested in trying one of these please get in touch. 

Looking for new or used Outdoor Equipment?

We have accounts with a few equipment providers. If you are a past or current client looking for anything from paddling wear to camping gear please get in touch and I can give you a quote. 

If you have 2nd equip. for sale I am happy to put it on the for sale section for a small admin fee,