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 topics 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

How to book

Six Week Development Courses

  • Call on 03000 030 616 from 9:00 on the course release date
  • Book online from 9:00 on the course release date using the link below for the desired course

Intensive Weekend Courses

  • Call on 03000 030 616 on the course release date

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

17 May - 21 June

18:00
19:00

£90 Booking Closed

5 July - 9 August

18:00
19:00

£90 7 June

16 August - 27 September

(Please note, this is a 7 week course - No session on 13 September)

18:00
19:00

£90 19 July
4 October - 8 November

18:00
19:00

£90 6 September
Friday
18 May - 22 June 18:00
19:00
£90 Booking Closed
6 July - 10 August 18:00
19:00
£90 8 June

17 August - 28 September

(Please note, this is a 7 week course - No session on 14 September)

18:00
19:00
£90 20 July
5 October - 9 November 18:00
19:00
£90 7 September
Saturday
19 May - 23 June 

9:00
10:00

£90

Booking Closed

7 July - 11 August

9:00
10:00

£90

9 June

18 August - 29 September

(Please note, this is a 7 week course - No session on 15 September)

9:00
10:00

£90

21 July

6 October - 10 November 9:00
10:00
£90

8 September

Sunday
20 May - 24 June 14:00 £90

Booking Closed

8 July - 12 August 14:00 £90

10 June

19 August - 30 September

(Please note, this is a 7 week course - No session on 16 September)

14:00 £90 22 July
7 October - 11 November 14:00 £90 9 September

*Subject to availability

£90 per course

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

Dates Times Price Available to book from*
Sunday
20 May - 24 June 9:00 £90 Booking Closed
8 July - 12 August 9:00 £90 10 June

19 August - 30 September

(Please note, this is a 7 week course - No session on 16 September)

9:00 £90 22 July
7 October - 11 November 9:00 £90 9 September

*Subject to availability

£90 per course

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Dates

Times Price Available to book from*

9 - 10 June

Sat & Sun: 11:00 - 17:00

£120 Fully Booked

8 - 9 September

Sat & Sun: 11:00 - 17:00

£120 13 August

20 - 21 October

Sat & Sun: 11:00 - 17:00

£120 24 September

3 - 4 November 

Sat & Sun: 10:00 - 16:00

£120 8 October

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

 *Subject to availability

£120 per course

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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
17 May - 21 June 18:00
19:00
£90 Booking Closed
 

5 July - 9 August

18:00
19:00
 £90  7 June
 

16 August - 27 September

(Please note, this is a 7 week course - No session on 13 September)

 18:00
19:00
 £90  19 July
4 October - 8 November  18:00
19:00
 £90  6 September
Friday

18 May - 22 June

18:00
19:00

£90

Booking Closed

 6 July - 10 August   

18:00
19:00

 £90  8 June
 

17 August - 28 September

(Please note, this is a 7 week course - No session on 14 September)

18:00
19:00
 £90 20 July
 5 October - 9 November 18:00
19:00
 £90  7 September
Saturday
19 May - 23 June

9:00
10:00

£90

Booking Closed

 7 July - 11 August  9:00
10:00
 £90  9 June
 

18 August - 29 September

(Please note, this is a 7 week course - No session on 15 September)

 9:00
10:00
 £90  21 July
 6 October - 10 November  9:00
10:00
 £90  8 September
Sunday
20 May - 24 June 14:00 £90

Booking Closed

 8 July - 12 August 14:00  £90  10 June
 

19 August - 30 September

(Please note, this is a 7 week course - No session on 16 September) 

14:00  £90  22 July
 7 October - 11 November  14:00  £90 9 September 

*Subject to availability

£90 per course

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

Dates Times Price Available to book from*
Sunday

20 May - 24 June

9:00

£90

Booking Closed

8 July - 12 August

9:00

£90

10 June

19 August - 30 September

(Please note, this is a 7 week course - No session on 16 September)

9:00 £90 22 July
7 October - 11 November 9:00 £90 9 September

*Subject to availability

£90 per course

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Dates Times Price Available to book from*
23 - 24 June Sat & Sun: 11:00 - 17:00 £120 Booking Open 
22 - 23 September Sat & Sun: 11:00 - 17:00 £120 27 August
6 - 7 October Sat & Sun: 11:00 - 17:00 £120 10 September
10 - 11 November  Sat & Sun: 10:00 - 16:00 £120 15 October

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

*Subject to availability

£120 per course

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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
17 May - 21 June

18:00
19:00

£120 Booking Closed
5 July - 9 August

18:00
19:00

£120  7 June

16 August - 27 September

(Please note, this is a 7 week course - No session on 13 September)

18:00
19:00

£120  19 July
 4 October - 8 November

18:00
19:00

£120  6 September
Friday
18 May - 22 June 18:00
19:00
£120 Booking Closed
 6 July - 10 August 18:00
19:00
£120  8 June
 

17 August - 28 September

(Please note, this is a 7 week course - No session on 14 September)

18:00
19:00
£120  20 July
 5 October - 9 November 18:00
19:00
£120  7 September
Saturday
19 May - 23 June 9:00
10:00
£120 Booking Closed
 7 July - 11 August 9:00
10:00
£120  9 June
 

18 August - 29 September

(Please note, this is a 7 week course - No session on 15 September)

9:00
10:00
£120  21 July
 6 October - 10 November 9:00
10:00
£120 8 September 
Sunday
20 May - 24 June 14:00 £120 Booking Closed
 8 July - 12 August 14:00 £120  10 June
 

19 August - 30 September

(Please note, this is a 7 week course - No session on 16 September)

14:00 £120  21 July
 7 October - 11 November 14:00 £120  9 September

*Subject to availability

£120 per course

Book now

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

Dates Times Price Available to book from*
Sunday
20 May - 24 June 9:00 £120 Booking Closed
8 July - 12 August 9:00 £120 10 June

19 August - 30 September

(Please note, this is a 7 week course - No session on 16 September)

9:00 £120 22 July
7 October - 11 November 9:00 £120 9 September

*Subject to availability

£120 per course

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Dates Times Price Available to book from*
16 - 17 June Sat & Sun: 10:00 - 16:00 £150 Booking Open 
7 - 8 July Sat & Sun: 10:00 - 16:00 £150 11 June
6 - 7 October Sat & Sun: 10:00 - 16:00 £150 10 September
17 - 18 November  Sat & Sun: 10:00 - 16:00 £150 22 October
1 - 2 December Sat & Sun: 10:00 - 16:00 £150 5 November

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

*Subject to availability

from £150 per course

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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
17 May - 21 June 18:00 19:00 £120 Booking Closed
5 July - 9 August 18:00 19:00 £120 7 June

16 August - 27 September

(Please note, this is a 7 week course - No session on 13 September)

18:00 19:00 £120 19 July
4 October - 8 November 18:00 19:00 £120 6 September
Friday
18 May - 22 June 18:00
19:00
£120 Booking Closed
6 July - 10 August 18:00 19:00 £120 8 June

17 August - 28 September

(Please note, this is a 7 week course - No session on 14 September)

18:00 19:00 £120 20 July
5 October - 9 November 18:00 19:00 £120 7 September
Saturday
19 May - 23 June

9:00
10:00

£120 Booking Closed
7 July - 11 August

9:00
10:00

£120 9 June

18 August - 29 September

(Please note, this is a 7 week course - No session on 15 September)

9:00
10:00

£120 21 July
 6 October - 10 November

9:00
10:00

£120 8 September
Sunday
20 May - 24 June 14:00 £120 Booking Closed
 8 July - 12 August 14:00 £120 10 June
 

19 August - 30 September

(Please note, this is a 7 week course - No session on 16 September)

14:00 £120 22 July
 7 October - 11 November 14:00 £120 9 September

*Subject to availability

£120 per course

Book now

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

Dates Times Price Available to book from*
Sunday

20 May - 24 June

9:00

£120

Booking Closed

8 July - 12 August

9:00

£120

10 June

19 August - 30 September

(Please note, this is a 7 week course - No session on 16 September)

9:00

£120

22 July

 7 October - 11 November

9:00

£120

9 September

 *Subject to availability

£120 per course

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Dates Times Price Available to book from*

21 - 22 July

Sat & Sun: 10:00 - 16:00

£150 25 June

20 - 21 October

Sat & Sun: 10:00 - 16:00

£150 24 September

24 -25 November

Sat & Sun: 10:00 - 16:00

£150 29 October

8 - 9 December

Sat & Sun: 10:00 - 16:00

£150 12 November

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

*Subject to availability

£150 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
17 May - 21 June 18:00 19:00 £120 Booking Closed
5 July - 9 August 18:00 19:00 £120 7 June

16 August - 27 September

(Please note, this is a 7 week course - No session on 13 September)

18:00 19:00 £120 19 July
 4 October - 8 November 18:00 19:00 £120 6 September
Friday
18 May - 22 June

18:00
19:00

£120

Booking Closed
 6 July - 10 August

18:00 19:00

£120

8 June
 

17 August - 28 September

(Please note, this is a 7 week course - No session on 14 September)

18:00 19:00

£120

20 July
 5 October - 9 November

18:00 19:00

£120

7 September
Saturday
19 May - 23 June

9:00
10:00

£120 Booking Closed
 7 July - 11 August

9:00
10:00

£120 9 June
 

18 August - 29 September

(Please note, this is a 7 week course - No session on 15 September)

9:00
10:00
£120 21 July
 6 October - 10 November 9:00
10:00
£120 8 September
Sunday
20 May - 24 June 14:00 £120 Booking Closed
 8 July - 12 August 14:00 £120 10 June
 

19 August - 30 September

(Please note, this is a 7 week course - No session on 16 September)

14:00 £120 22 July
7 October - 11 November  14:00 £120 9 September

*Subject to availability

£120 per course

Book now

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

Dates Times Price Available to book from*
Sunday

20 May - 24 June

9:00

£120

Booking Closed

8 July - 12 August 

9:00

£120

10 June

19 August - 30 September

(Please note, this is a 7 week course - No session on 16 September) 

9:00 £120 22 July
7 October - 11 November  9:00 £120 9 September

 *Subject to availability

£120 per course

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Dates Times Price Available to book from*

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

*Subject to availability

£150 per course

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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
19 May - 23 June 17:00 £150 Booking Closed
 7 July - 11 August 17:00 £150 9 June
 

18 August - 29 September

(Please note, this is a 7 week course - No session on 15 September)

17:00 £150 21 July

 6 October - 10 November

(Please note, this course will run at 12:00 on 3 & 10 November)

17:00 £150  8 September
Sunday
20 May - 24 June 10:00 £150 Booking Closed
8 July - 12 August 10:00 £150 10 June

19 August - 30 September

(Please note, this is a 7 week course - No session on 16 September)

10:00 £150 22 July

 7 October - 11 November

(Please note, this course will run at 12:00 on 4 & 11 November)

10:00 £150 9 September

*Subject to availability

£150 per course

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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

19 May - 23 June

17:00 £150 Booking Closed

7 July - 11 August

17:00 £150 9 June

18 August - 29 September

(Please note, this is a 7 week course - No session on 15 September)

17:00 £150 21 July

 6 October - 10 November

(Please note, this course will run at 12:00 on 3 & 10 November)

17:00 £150 8 September
Sunday
20 May - 24 June  10:00 £150 Booking Closed
 8 July - 12 August 17:00 £150  10 June
 

19 August - 30 September

(Please note, this is a 7 week course - No session on 16 September)

17:00 £150 22 July

 7 October - 11 November

(Please note, this course will run at 12:00 on 4 & 11 November)

17:00 £150 9 September

*Subject to availability

£150 per course

Book now