Introduction to Paddlesport

Kayak, Canoe or Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)

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3 Hours
£50

Our Introduction to Paddlesport Course is aimed for those new to, or thinking about taking up, paddlesport and would like some coaching and guidance.  If you have bought your own craft and kit please feel to bring it along and let us know what it is.

To ensure you have a safe and fun time when out on the water we will look at:

  • What kit to have and its importance,

  • Features of your craft,

  • Launching and landing,

  • How to manoeuvre your chosen craft effectively, 

  • Any hazards that you should be aware of.

  • What to do if and when you fall in!


Dependant on how the session goes, or on your previous experience, we may be able to complete a local trip which may even include going down a weir… this is optional and also craft dependant.


At the end of the course you will receive the British Canoeing Start Award.

Kit required for the course: (available on request subject to availability):


  • Quality craft

  • Quality Paddle

  • Quality Helmet

  • Buoyancy aid


Optional Kit subject to availability:

  • Cag

  • Wetsuit

    Duration 3hours
    Cost £50


Minimum Candidates to run course 2,  max 5 (during Covid restrictions)