Canoeing and Kayaking

Our canoeing and kayaking courses are suitable for all abilities – from one off sessions for complete beginners to paddlesport development programmes. Whether you want to paddle on our lake or master the drop and eddies of our white water courses you won’t find water quite like it so close to London!

To help you determine what courses are right for you, pick your level below and see our recommended courses at Lee Valley White Water Centre.


For those who are new to paddling and want to try the sport for the first time

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For paddlers who want to develop their skills and progress to white water

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If you’re comfortable paddling in white water - these sessions are for you

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Stand Up Paddle Boarding Development Programme

Try something new!

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Become a member & paddle our courses

Take our paddlesport assessments to paddle our Legacy or Olympic Course

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Canoeing and kayaking offsite trips

Paddle natural rivers and lakes around the UK accompanied by our instructors

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British Canoeing Courses and Awards

We also offer a range of British Canoeing awards and courses from personal star awards to coaching courses and safety awards.

British Canoeing Star Awards

As you progress in paddlesport you’ll be able to take your BC Star Awards.

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British Canoeing UKCC Coaching Awards

Develop your coaching skills to become a qualified coach in paddlesport.

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British Canoeing Safety Awards

Develop your skills and knowledge to paddle safely in different waters.

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