Paddlesport Development Programme

Suitable for all levels, see relevant stages.

You could be paddling on the Legacy Loop like a pro and if you’re up to the challenge, the Olympic course. Whether you’re a beginner, novice, intermediate or advanced there’s a course to suit you.

Our Paddlesport Development Programme comprises of seven different courses. Starting with the basics on our lake, you’ll move through the stages and advance your skills so you can tackle paddling in white water.

We offer this programme in two formats. You can choose to take the course over six, one hour weekly sessions that start periodically throughout the year or as an intensive weekend course which follows the same syllabus as the six week programme but covered over two days.

What's included?

What's not included?

  • Personal third party liability insurance
  • Food and beverages

What will each stage of the course cover?

Introduction to Flat Water Kayaking - Lake

Course Overview

This course is for anyone who would like an enjoyable introduction to the sport of kayaking. We will provide you with the necessary information, knowledge and techniques for you to able to kayak safely on the Lake on your own, or be part of a led group in sheltered water environments.

Experience Required

  • Limited or no previous kayaking experience
  • Aged 16+
  • You have a reasonable level of general fitness (will allow for greater progression and enjoyment)
  • Confident being in water (there is no requirement to be able to swim, although it is recommended)

Introduction to Flat Water Kayaking Course Overview

Sessions dates and times

Six, one hour sessions

Dates Times Price Available to book from*
Thursday

15 February - 22 March

18:00
19:00

£90 15 January

5 April -10 May

18:00
19:00

£90 5 March

17 May - 21 June

18:00
19:00

£90 16 April
Friday
16 February - 23 March 18:00
19:00
£90 15 January
6 April - 11 May 18:00
19:00
£90 5 March 
18 May - 22 June 18:00
19:00
£90 16 April
Saturday
17 February - 24 March

9:00
10:00

£90

15 January

7 April - 12 May

9:00
10:00

£90

5 March

19 May - 23 June 

9:00
10:00

£90

16 April

Sunday
18 February - 25 March 14:00 £90

15 January

8 April - 13 May 14:00 £90

5 March

20 May - 24 June 14:00 £90

16 April

*Subject to availability

Six, one hour sessions. These sessions are suitable 8-16 years.

Dates Times Price Available to book from*
Sunday
18 February - 25 March 9:00 £90 15 January 
8 April - 13 May 9:00 £90 5 March
20 May - 24 June 9:00 £90 16 April

*Subject to availability

Dates

Times Price Available to book from*

3 - 4 February 

Sat & Sun: 10:00 - 16:00

£120 8 January 

24 - 25 March

Sat & Sun: 11:00 - 17:00

£120 26 February

14 - 15 April

Sat & Sun: 11:00 - 17:00

£120 19 March

9 - 10 June

Sat & Sun: 11:00 - 17:00

£120 14 May

Due to the intensity of this course it's recommended for over 18 only.

 *Subject to availability

from £90 per course

Book now 03000 030 616

Developing Flat Water Kayaking - Lake

Course Overview

This course is for those who are looking to progress their flat water kayaking ability. Learn a range of techniques and tactics that will allow you to skillfully and stylishly control your kayak on the Lake preparing you for the transition to moving water.

Experience Required

  • You have the appropriate ability from the Introduction to Flat Water Kayaking Course
  • Aged 16+
  • Have sufficient flat water kayaking experience:
    • Know how to choose and set up a kayak appropriately
    • Paddle forwards in control
    • Turning and stable use of edge
    • Can move sideways
    • Can steer the kayak and maintain control
    • Can stop and reverse the kayak

If you have little or no kayaking experience then the Introduction to Flat Water Kayaking Course may be more suitable for you

Developing Flat Water Kayaking Course Overview

Session dates and times

Six, one hour sessions

Dates Times Price Available to book from*
Thursday
15 February - 22 March 18:00
19:00
£90 15 January
5 April - 10 May 18:00
19:00
£90 5 March
17 May - 21 June 18:00
19:00
£90 16 April
Friday

16 February - 23 March 

18:00
19:00

£90

15 January

6 April - 11 May

18:00
19:00

£90

5 March

18 May - 22 June

18:00
19:00

£90

16 April

Saturday
17 February - 24 March

9:00
10:00

£90

15 January 

7 April - 12 May

9:00
10:00

£90

5 March

19 May - 23 June

9:00
10:00

£90

16 April

Sunday
18 February - 25 March 14:00 £90

15 January

8 April - 13 May 14:00 £90

5 March

20 May - 24 June 14:00 £90

16 April

*Subject to availability

Six, one hour sessions. These sessions are suitable 8-16 years.

Dates Times Price Available to book from*
Sunday

18 February - 25 March 

9:00

£90

15 January

8 April - 13 May

9:00

£90

5 March

20 May - 24 June

9:00

£90

16 April

*Subject to availability

Dates Times Price Available to book from*

10 - 11 February 

Sat & Sun: 10:00 - 16:00

£120

15 January 

10 - 11 March

Sat & Sun: 11:00 - 17:00

£120

12 February 

28 - 29 April

Sat & Sun: 11:00 - 17:00

£120

2 April

23 - 24 June Sat & Sun: 11:00 - 17:00 £120 28 May

Due to the intensity of this course it's recommended for over 18 only.

*Subject to availability

from £90 per course

Book now 03000 030 616

Introduction to White Water Kayaking - Legacy

Course Overview

This course is for anyone who would like to transfer their flat water kayaking skills onto the exciting moving and moderate white water environment (Class 2/3 white water). We'll be taking all the flat water skills you have previously learnt and applying them on moving water, building up to running white water with confidence and control.

Experience Required

  • Aged 16+
  • You have the appropriate ability from the Developing Flat Water Kayaking Course or have sufficient flat water kayaking experience:
    • Paddle forwards in control
    • Turning and stable use of edge
    • Transfer and maintain and edge
    • Can move sideways on the move
    • Good understanding and application of how to trim on flat water
    • Can steer the kayak and maintain control using an active blade
    • Can perform a peer deep water kayak rescue
  • If you have your British Canoeing 2 Star Award and are working towards the 3 Star Award 

If you do not have good control on flat water then the Developing Flat Water Kayaking Course may be more suitable for you.

Introduction to White Water Kayaking Course Overview

Sessions dates and times

Six, one hour sessions

Dates Times Price Available to book from*
Thursday
15 February - 22 March

18:00
19:00

£120 15 January
5 April - 10 May

18:00
19:00

£120 5 March
17 May - 21 June

18:00
19:00

£120 16 April
Friday
16 February - 23 March

18:00
19:00

£120

15 January 
6 April - 11 May 18:00
19:00
£120 5 March
18 May - 22 June 18:00
19:00
£120 16 April
Saturday
17 February - 24 March

9:00
10:00

£120 15 January 
7 April - 12 May 9:00
10:00
£120 5 March
19 May - 23 June 9:00
10:00
£120 16 April
Sunday
18 February - 25 March 14:00 £120 15 January 
8 April - 13 May 14:00 £120 5 March
20 May - 24 June 14:00 £120 16 April

*Subject to availability

Six, one hour sessions. These sessions are suitable 8-16 years.

Dates Times Price Available to book from*
Sunday
18 February - 25 March  9:00 £120 15 January 
8 April - 13 May 9:00 £120 5 March
20 May - 24 June 9:00 £120 16 April

*Subject to availability

Dates Times Price Available to book from*

9 - 10 December

Sat & Sun: 10:00 - 16:00

£150 Bookable Now
27 - 28 January   Sat & Sun: 10:00 - 16:00 £150 18 December
10 - 11 March Sat & Sun: 10:00 - 16:00 £150 12 February 
28 - 29 April Sat & Sun: 10:00 - 16:00 £150 2 April
12 - 13 May Sat & Sun: 10:00 - 16:00 £150 16 April
7 -8 July Sat & Sun: 10:00 - 16:00 £150 11 June

Due to the intensity of this course it's recommended for over 18 only.

*Subject to availability

from £120 per course

Book now 03000 030 616

Developing White Water Kayaking - Legacy

Course Overview

This course is for anyone who would like to progress their white water kayaking skills and become a more competent paddler in the moderate white water environment (Class 2/3 white water). We'll look at making your paddling more effective, efficient, and enjoyable.

Experience Required

  • Aged 16+
  • You have the appropriate ability from the Introduction to White Water Kayaking Course or have significant experience paddling on Class 2 white water, with some experience paddling Class 3 white water
  • Having a reliable white water roll will maximise your learning and enjoyment but is not essential

If you have limited white water kayaking experience then the Introduction to White Water Kayaking Course may be more suitable for you.

Developing White Water Kayaking Course Overview

Sessions dates and times

Six, one hour sessions

Dates Times Price Available to book from*
Thursday
15 February - 22 March 18:00 19:00 £120 15 January
5 April - 10 May 18:00 19:00 £120 5 March
17 May - 21 June 18:00 19:00 £120 16 April
Friday
16 February - 23 March

18:00
19:00

£120

15 January 
6 April - 11 May 18:00
19:00
£120 5 March
18 May - 22 June 18:00
19:00
£120 16 April
Saturday
17 February - 24 March

9:00
10:00

£120 15 January
7 April - 12 May

9:00
10:00

£120 5 March
19 May - 23 June

9:00
10:00

£120 16 April
Sunday
18 February - 25 March 14:00 £120 15 January
8 April - 13 May 14:00 £120 5 March
20 May - 24 June 14:00 £120 16 April

*Subject to availability

Six, one hour sessions. These sessions are suitable 8-16 years.

Dates Times Price Available to book from*
Sunday

18 February - 25 March 

9:00

£120

15 January

8 April - 13 May

9:00

£120

5 March 

20 May - 24 June

9:00

£120

16 April

 *Subject to availability

Dates Times Price Available to book from*

20 - 21 January

Sat & Sun: 10:00 - 16:00

£150 18 December

24 - 25 March

Sat & Sun: 10:00 - 16:00

£150 26 February

14 - 15 April

Sat & Sun: 10:00 - 16:00

£150 19 March

26 - 27 May

Sat & Sun: 10:00 - 16:00

£150 30 April

21 - 22 July

Sat & Sun: 10:00 - 16:00

£150 25 June

 Due to the intensity of this course it's recommended for over 18 only.

*Subject to availability

from £120 per course

Book now 03000 030 616

Dynamic White Water Kayaking - Legacy

Course Overview

This course is for anyone who would like to improve their paddling style becoming a truly competent paddler in the moderate white water environment (Class 2/3 white water). We'll look at your technique for running and using features to aid position on the river.

Experience Required

  • You have the appropriate ability from the Developing White Water Kayaking Course;
  • Passed the Legacy Course Assessment
  • Aged 16+
  • Have significant experience paddling on Class 2 and Class 3 white water
  • Having a reliable white water roll will maximise your learning and enjoyment

 

If you have limited white water kayaking experience in the Class 3 environment or do not have a reliable white water roll then the Developing White Water Kayaking Course may be more suitable for you.

Dynamic White Water Kayaking Course Overview

Sessions dates and times

Six, one hour sessions

Dates Times Price Available to book from*
Thursday
15 February - 22 March 18:00 19:00 £120 15 January
5 April - 10 May 18:00 19:00 £120 5 March
17 May - 21 June 18:00 19:00 £120 16 May
Friday
16 February - 23 March 

18:00
19:00

£120

15 January 
6 April - 11 May

18:00
19:00

£120

5 March 
18 May - 22 June

18:00
19:00

£120

16 April
Saturday
17 February - 24 March

9:00
10:00

£120 15 January 
7 April - 12 May

9:00
10:00

£120 5 March
19 May - 23 June

9:00
10:00

£120 16 April
Sunday
18 February - 25 March 14:00 £120 15 January 
8 April- - 13 May 14:00 £120 5 March
20 May - 24 June 14:00 £120 16 April

*Subject to availability

Dates Times Price Available to book from*

9 - 10 December

Sat & Sun: 10:00 - 16:00

£150 Booking Closed

27 - 28 January

Sat & Sun: 10:00 - 16:00

£150 18 December

Due to the intensity of this course it's recommended for over 18 only.

*Subject to availability

from £120 per course

Book now 03000 030 616

Advanced White Water Kayaking – Olympic

Course Overview

This course is for anyone who would like to transfer their skills to the exciting and demanding advanced white water environment (Class 3/4). We'll look at the same techniques and tactics you have already learnt and apply them to the advanced white water environment.

Experience Required

  • You have completed the Developing White Water Kayaking Course
  • Have passed the Legacy Course assessments
  • Aged 16+
  • Have significant experience paddling on Class 3 white water
  • Having a reliable white water roll will maximise your learning and enjoyment

 

If you have limited Class 3/4 white water kayaking experience then the Developing and/or Dynamic White Water Kayaking Course may be more suitable for you.

Advanced White Water Kayaking Course Overview

Sessions dates and times

Six, one hour sessions

Dates Times Price Available to book from*
Saturday
17 February - 24 March  12:00 £150 15 January
7 April - 12 May 17:00 £150 5 March 
19 May - 23 June 17:00 £150 16 April
Sunday
18 February - 25 March 12:00 £150 15 January
8 April - 13 May 10:00 £150 5 March 
20 May - 24 June 10:00 £150 16 April

*Subject to availability

from £150 per course

Book now 03000 030 616

Dynamic Advanced White Water Kayaking - Olympic

Course Overview

This course is for anyone who would like to improve their paddling style becoming a truly competent paddler in the advanced white water environment (Class 3/4 white water). We'll look at your technique for running and using features to aid position on the river.

Experience Required

  • You have the appropriate ability from the Advanced White Water Kayaking Course
  • Have passed both Legacy and Olympic Course assessments
  • Have significant experience paddling on Class 3 white water

 

If you have limited Class 4 white water kayaking experience or you do not have a reliable white water roll then the Advanced White Water Kayaking Course may be more suitable for you.

Dynamic Advanced White Water Kayaking Course Overview

Sessions dates and times

Six, one hour sessions

Dates Times Price Available to book from*
Saturday

17 February - 24 March

12:00 £150 15 January 

7 April - 12 May

17:00 £150 5 March

19 May - 23 June

17:00 £150 16 April
Sunday
18 February - 25 March 12:00 £150 15 January 
8 April - 13 May 10:00 £150 5 March
20 May - 24 June  10:00 £150 16 April

*Subject to availability

from £150 per course

Book now 03000 030 616