Hello, my name is Mal Tabb.
Thanks for visiting our web pages. Marion & I operate a small outdoor activity organisation called Canoes, Mountains & Caves. We provide activities for: adults, young people, schools, charities, families & individuals. A key aspect of our work is the provision of a "Community Programme" which is offered free of charge to participants. If you think we might be able to help please don't hesitate to contact us, you can find out more about what we do on our main website www.canoesmountainscaves.com

Sunday, 22 March 2015


No big rapids or exposed open crossings; no wild and remote campsites just a gentle "family-friendly" float in North Yorkshire. We travelled across the Pennines to a cool early Spring day picking up a family on the way and joining a collection of folk at the "get on" point. There were fifteen of us in all. The start was leisurely, even civilised, as there was a sandwich shop at the water's edge - tea and a bacon roll for me! The early part of the day saw us leaving the bustle of the town behind as the setting became increasingly pastoral.
The day was one of those that offers so much satisfaction and inspiration; challenge is all relative. A teenager back in a canoe for the first time after major surgery; a good friend returning to a day on the water after a decade's journey dealing with illness; ten year olds sharing the same experience as folk several generations older - just a few examples of the achievement and endeavour of a seemingly straightforward day in open canoes . Magical really!!


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