Saturday Morning Paddles
Saturday paddles are on local rivers and run throughout the year. They are suitable for active members of at least British Canoeing Paddle Discover standard (formerly BCU 1*).
The paddle starts from the base at 9.30am and typically finishes by 12.30, depending on the route taken. Click here to see the routes we normally paddle.
Wednesday Evening Paddles
Wednesday paddles are on the lake and/or local rivers and run from April to September. The lake sessions are suitable for all active members.
Sessions start at the base
at 6pm and are about 2 hours long, depending on the sunset.
We run taster sessions indoors in the winter and outdoors in the summer, these are advertised in the Events section and on our Facebook page.
We run several white water trips throughout the year. Our regular trips include the rivers Tryweryn and Dee in North Wales, Symonds Yat, the Dart, the Usk, and many other UK rivers. We are regulars at various whitewater courses including Lee Valley, Holme Pierrepont, Nene White Water centre (Northampton Active). We try and have a progressive programme of introductory white water paddling starting with learning flat water basics and moving on experience white water at Cardington, then to an intro to paddling white water course, before progressing to rivers such as Matlock or playing at Symonds Yat.
We attend several mass paddling events per year such as the flatwater Doggy Paddle and the white water Tyne Tour.
On Sundays in the Summer we will sometimes be found playing in the mill race at Houghton and regularly take part in group paddles further afield in the Eastern Region.
Pool sessions run on Sundays and focus on learning skills in the warm and clean water of the Huntingdon Leisure Centre swimming pool. These include preventing capsize and what to do in the event of capsize, paddle rolls and basic self and group rescues.
To see more information and book a pool session please see the Events section.
We run social events throughout the year where non-paddling partners and family are also welcome.