Learn To Kayak

The courses

We run introductory ‘Learn to Kayak’ courses throughout the warmer months. These courses are for anyone age 8+ who wants to learn how to paddle a kayak. In these courses, our qualified coaches will teach you the basics of kayaking using our racing kayaks.

This course is for everyone, you don’t need any previous experience. However, as we are on the water, we do require that you are able to swim at least 25m.

The courses consist of 3 sessions of 2 hours, and cost £45.

What will you learn?

During this course, we will teach you a range of kayaking skills aimed at getting you safely moving on the water. Courses will be adapted to the needs of the participants, but a general outline is:

  • How to carry a kayak
  • Entering and exiting your kayak
  • Basic paddling strokes; learn how to move forwards and backwards, as well as turning.

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2024 course dates

Saturdays Summer15th, 22nd, 29th June
3rd, 10th, 17th August
Saturday Autumn14th, 21st, 28th September12.00-14.00
Thursdays Summer (Adults only)          20th, 27th June, 4th July
15th, 22nd, 29th August
Thursdays Autumn (Adults only)12th, 19th, 26th September            17.30-19.30

2024 Junior Only Courses

These courses are for juniors (8-17 years) only, and run during the holidays.
Courses Dates Times
Junior course summer holidays               July 22nd, 23rd, 24th  10-12 
Junior course summer holidays July 30th, 31st, August 1st             10-12 
Junior course summer holidays August 6th, 7th, 8th 15-17 
Junior course summer holidays* August 13th, 14th, 15th  9-15
Junior course summer holidays August 19th, 20th, 21th 10-12 
*this is a longer,  3-day course, which costs £135.

What do you need?

We will provide you with all the necessary equipment (boats, paddles, buoyancy aids).

To paddle, we recommend that you were thin, skin-tight layers. Please were more layers if the weather is colder. We suggest:

  • Shorts/leggings
  • T-shirt/thermal layers
  • Thin water/windproof top
  • Water shoes or other non-bulky shoes
  • Towel
  • Full change of clothes for after the session


We have got changing facilities which include showers.

What happens after the course?

After the course, you are invited to attend two of our club sessions for free.
Our club sessions are:

  • Saturday at 10.30
  • Wednesday 17.30

If you want to keep paddling after this, you can become a member of the club.

For more information, email Suzanne at [email protected] or at the top of the page.

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