The BIG Pancake Paddle

Sit on Top Kayaking, Castlewellan Lake, Mourne Mountains

Tuesday 1 March – 10am – 2pm – Castlewellan

The BIG Pancake Paddle (Canoe & Craft)

Join us at the Mourne Outdoor Festival for our BIG Pancake Paddle Experience, as we journey by Canoe and live by Craft on the awesome Castlewellan Lake, combining the skills of Open Canoeing, Bushcraft and of course, Pancake making… there’s no better way to spend any Tuesday!

From a warm welcome, warm pancakes, to warm showers and everything in between, we have you covered… from meeting your Guide at our Lakeside Centre, to receiving all the kit that you’ll need, including Open Canoes, Buoyancy Aids, Paddles & full Craft accessories including full use of our centres changing/showering facilities.

As a guided experience, no previous experience of Canoeing or Craft is necessary, and you’re guaranteed an awesome time regardless… Simply Book & Go!

Afterwards, if you’re not already staying local, and our pancakes have given you taste for great food, why not enjoy some local hospitality… this is entirely optional, however if you’re wish to plan ahead, check out our ‘Places to eat, drink & sleep’.


Life Adventure Centre located lakeside, Castlewellan Lake, Castlewellan Forest Park

Distance (KM)

Duration (Hours)

Our Package

Our Life Adventure SOT Kayak Experience packages include everything needed to get you started on the loughs, rivers and coast of the Mournes… Simply Book, Go Further, See More & Feel Awesome!

Things to do & see

Endless! From the Castlewellan Castle, Otters, the Islands, Red Squirrels, the Moorish Tower & Kingfishers to name a few!

Unique selfie spots

The Bay (below the Castle)
The Islands
On the water (waterproof cameras!)

What's included

Guide – you’ll be accompanied by one of our Guide team throughout your experience.

Canoe – powered by the awesome VENTURE Open Canoes.

Buoyancy Aid – must be worn by the paddler at all times.

Paddle – almost essential!

Accessories pack – we supply a first aid kit.

Centre facilities – including changing and showering.

Support number – available 9am-5pm for telephone assistance.

Damage Waiver – accidents happen! So we’ve protected you against accidental damage to the Kayak with our Waiver Scheme – excludes loss/damage to accessories – see ‘Top Up’ option.

Craft – full resources to provide freshly cooked Pancakes & refreshments

Optional Extras

Damage Waiver ‘Top Up’ – accidents happen! Protect against loss/damage to accessories.


See below for specific experience option prices – if you require a bespoke option please check with our team.

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