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Water and Land-based Outdoor Centre for Residentials, Activity Days, Courses for Groups, Individuals and Family Fun.

Bewl Water Outdoor Centre is our fantastic centre in Kent for water-based and land activities. It is set alongside the largest inland water in the South East offering access to 800 acres of outstanding lake and countryside for outdoor learning.

At our Centre you will be able to book onto the wide selection of courses that we run here at Bewl Water Outdoor Centre. We run an extensive programme of courses for individuals which includes courses in dinghy sailing, windsurfing, powerboating, stand up paddle boarding (SUPing), kayaking, canoeing and climbing. Courses are run for all levels from complete beginner to instructor level.

We offer a wide range of safe, exciting and educational adventurous activity days and residential programmes for schools, youth groups and other organisations.

We have excellent equipment and a team of caring, friendly and highly qualified professionals.

Our Centre also provides accessible accommodation for up to 40 young people plus staff.

Activities Available

Our fantastic team are here to help you get the most from your visit and can build an experience to suit your wants and needs, whether that be a first time go at something new or building on your skills and knowledge on a particular topic. We have a large range of activities available on the water and also on dry land, and also offer private tuition for certain activities. 
For more information please visit our FAQ page or contact our friendly team.

Visiting as a Group?

We will work closely with each visiting group to ensure we:

  • fully understand the purpose of your visit
  • provide a programme tailored to your needs
  • adapt our delivery style and content to meet your outdoor learning objectives
  • provide resources to assist you in measuring the impact of the outdoor learning undertaken
  • are confident you can achieve your outcomes
  • use the natural landscape whenever possible
  • provide open and transparent two way feedback across our service
  • regularly evaluate our work to ensure we deliver the best quality and value
  • provide a supportive environment where you can challenge your perceptions of your own ability
  • take the opportunity for transferable and reflective learning throughout our delivery.

Bewl Water Outdoor Centre
Bewl Bridge Lane

Tel: 03301 651 050
Email: [email protected]

You will be busy for the entire day with only a very short break for lunch. You will probably get wet and muddy but you will also have an amazing day especially if you get completely involved, push your limits and try your hardest.

The clothes you are wearing – they need to be sufficient to keep you warm even if it pours with rain and the wind is blowing from the North Pole. Brrrr!
Footwear that is suitable for being out in the countryside.
A packed lunch
A change of clothing and footwear – if you are going on the water you will get wet and you will need a change of clothes. You also need footwear that you can wear in the water and that will stay on your feet (NOT wellies, crocs or flip flops).

A list to guide you:

  • lunch & snack for afterwards
  • water bottle
  • any medication you might need
  • 1-2 fleeces or sweatshirts
  • 1-2 pairs of trousers - not jeans
  • shorts – depending on weather
  • 1-2 t–shirts
  • sun cream (SPF 15 or higher)
  • swimwear and towel
  • hat (to keep the sun off if it is hot or to keep you warm if it is cold)
  • waterproofs (inc. trousers if possible)
  • spare trainers/soft sole shoes - barefoot is NOT an option. (No Wellingtons, Crocs or Flip Flops)
  • a plastic bag for soggy, wet kit!

Please bear in mind that the water in the reservoir is always a little chilly, and that the weather can be a little variable. So when packing your bag remember 'better to take too much than too little'.
Specialist equipment will be supplied (ie buoyancy aid, etc.).

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