How to Start Paddling

Within the club we have qualified and experienced coaches who can instruct in many styles of craft from your first experience on the water as a taster session achieving the British Canoeing Start award, to developing your skills with the with the British Canoeing Discover award. Then moving on where you want to go and learning further to be an effective paddler with the British Canoeing Explore award.

The club can also arrange higher level / specialist courses outside the club with club associated coaches and centres

We can supply most of the basic kit you will need to learn to paddle including boats, buoyancy aids, paddles, spray decks, helmets etc. subject to availability

We welcome young paddlers over the age of about 8, but we do encourage parents to participate (although this is not compulsory)

Please see the events area for the upcoming Taster Session dates

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