About Us

Border Kayaks is owned and run by Antony Pike Bowyer, Antony has worked in the industry for the last 20 years, to begin with at Carlisle Canoes for Jim Wilson, then Brookbank Carlisle and now his very own store, Border Kayaks.

Over the last 20 years Antony has built up a great knowledge of paddle sport equipment and will try his best to answer your questions or advise you on the right equipment for what you want to do, be that which Whitewater kayak is best for you or what's the safest way to get out and enjoy yourself on the water.

Border Kayaks has been set up so that local Paddlers have a store to try equipment out and to get advice and chat about paddling. Supplying the paddling community of the north west of England and the Scottish borders from our website and our pop up shops to allow anyone to get advice and equipment to enjoy paddling.

In 2019, after 6 years at the Longtown location we have moved out and taken the shop mobile and increase the courses side of border kayaks. 

We now run a selection of courses and trips in kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards using the equipment we sell so you can try out the kit you want before you buy. 

Our upcoming courses can be found here.

Please visit our Contact Us page for more information on how to get in touch.

To keep up to date with events and goings on at the store check out our Facebook page.