You might not think of natural wonders when you think of Leicester, but there are some hidden gems in the East Midlands that are well worth exploring! Outdoor adventures company Let’s Get Lost Leicester have one mission – to help you create adventures right on your doorstep.
They believe that you don’t have to travel across the world to get back to nature and enjoy time outdoors, you can do it right here in the UK. They organize kayaking trips, scuba diving and overnight camping events for couples, groups or team events.
Kayaking down the River Soar
What could be better than a chilled cruise down the River Soar, with a few stops at riverside pubs along the way? Let’s Get Lost Leicester will provide the kayaks, buoyancy aids and paddles; you just bring yourself and comfortable clothes! You don’t need any experience in kayaking, and they can accommodate groups of up to 20 people. Start off at Mountsorrel and stop off at The Waterside Inn, The Navigation Inn and The Moorings along the way for a refreshing drink and bite to eat.
Paddle and Picnic day out
If you’re looking for something different to do with your mates, or you’re celebrating a special occasion that calls for a glass of something fizzy, book yourselves on their Picnic and Bubbly package. You’ll take in the beautiful sights of the River Soar with some gentle paddling to work up an appetite, then find a nice spot to stop for some snacks and a bottle of bubby. The riverside is home to beautiful dragonflies, birds and butterflies so see how many you can spot along the way!
Camping and Kayaking Weekend
Why not take a whole weekend to unplug from the internet and get back to nature? With an overnight camping stay you’ll really be able to leave the 9-5 behind and enjoy time with your friends and family. Let’s Get Lost Leicester will provide the kayaks, buoyancy aid, helmet and paddle, and they also sort out the camping pitch and tent for you too. As you’d expect this is more of a fair-weather activity so runs from May to October.
What else do I need to know?
As we mentioned above, you don’t need to have done kayaking before to book a trip with Let’s Get Lost Leicester. Their experienced guides are there to help you navigate the river, or if you would rather go on your own that’s fine too, they can just provide the equipment and route plan. If you’ve kayaked before and have a preference for either double sit in, double sit on tops or single, just let them know.
There are some age restrictions on the kayaking activities: you must be over 8 and kids under 18 must be with their parent or legal guardian.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Let’s Get Lost has got great reviews on Trip Advisor – every customer that’s left a review has rated their service as ‘excellent’! Weekend places fill up fast so get your outdoor adventure booked in now!
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