Want to Learn to Paddle? START & DISCOVER Courses Available.

Are you new to paddling and Interested in having a go at kayaking, canoeing or SUP? 

Then these adult START sessions are for you.

Sessions: evening or weekends* and last 2-3hr covering the basics of: staying safe; clothing and equipment; paddling forward, turning and stopping; getting on and off the water.

Have you tried paddling a  canoe  and want to become a more skilled and independent paddler? 

Then these adult DISCOVER  sessions are for you.

Sessions: evenings or weekends and last 2-3hr for a total of approx 6 hours coaching. Session times will be arranged between yourself and the coach

Your instructor will work with you to develop your decision making and practical skills for a fun and safe time on the water, helping you become a more skilled and independent paddler. You will learn how to choose and effectively use equipment; where and when to paddle; develop your ability to control the direction of your craft; safety and rescue.

On completing this DISCOVER course, you will have the skills required to become a member of KCC and enjoy paddling on club sessions. Membership of KCC for the current year will be available at 50% discount.

You will need: Neoprene shoes/wet-suit boots (or sandals/small trainers that are not too bulky and do not fall off if you swim!); tracksuit or thermal trousers; thermal t-shirt, woolly jumper or fleece (or wetsuit if you have one). YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED TO GET WET IN THESE CLOTHES. Towel and change of clothes. Also bring a lightweight windproof jacket if you have one. 

We will provide: a kayak, canoe or SUP; paddle, buoyancy aid, helmet and spray deck (or quick release leash for SUP). Please feel free to bring your own if you have this equipment.

Booking Details:

DateTimeCoursePlacesBooking Link
Thu 28th July1800START (kayak)6 placesHere
Wed 29th July (3 sessions)18:15DISCOVER (kayak)6 placesHere

Want to Learn to Paddle? Start Courses now Running.

Are you new to paddling and Interested in having a go at kayaking, canoeing or SUP? 

Then these adult START sessions are for you. You must be over 18 and able to swim 50 metres in your clothes.

Sessions: evening or weekends* and last 2-3hr covering the basics of: staying safe; clothing and equipment; paddling forward, turning and stopping; getting on and off the water.

You will need: Neoprene shoes/wet-suit boots (or sandals/small trainers that are not too bulky and do not fall off if you swim!); tracksuit or thermal trousers; thermal t-shirt, woolly jumper or fleece (or wetsuit if you have one). YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED TO GET WET IN THESE CLOTHES. Towel and change of clothes. Also bring a lightweight windproof jacket if you have one. 

We will provide: a kayak, canoe or SUP; paddle, buoyancy aid, helmet and spray deck (or quick release leash for SUP). Please feel free to bring your own if you have this equipment.

Booking Details:

DateTimeCoursePlacesBooking Link
Tue 6th July6:30START kayak6 placesHere
Thu 8th July6:30START kayak6 placesHere

Restarting Activities

Now that lockdown restricts are being eased we can make a start with resuming club activities.

Paddling for members with their own kit has restarted and we look forward – subject to government and British Canoeing guidance – on being able to fully reopen, use our new hut and introduce new people to paddling a little later in the summer.

Club members will be receiving regular updates about what sessions we are running. As soon as is feasible we will be running courses for the public, more information about these will be forthcoming shortly.