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 four, 1.5 hour weekly sessions* that start periodically throughout the year or as an intensive weekend course which follows the same topics as the four week programme but covered over two days.

*Junior and Olympic level courses are for one hour over four weeks

 

What's included?

What's not included?

  • Personal third party liability insurance
  • Food and beverages

How to book

Four Week Development Courses

  • Call on 03000 030 616 on the course release date
  • Book online 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

Four, one and half hour sessions

Dates Times Price Available to book from*
Wednesday
13 February - 6 March

18:00

£90 Booking Open
13 March - 3 April

18:00

£90 Bookings open on 20 Feb

10 April - 8 May

(please note there is no course on 17 April)

18:00

£90 Bookings open on 20 March
Thursday
14 February - 7 March 18:00
£90 Booking Open
14 March - 4 April 18:00 £90 Bookings open on 21 Feb

11 April - 9 May

(please note there is no course on 18 April)

18:00 £90 Bookings open on 21 March
Saturday
16 February - 9 March 09:00 £90

Booking Open

16 March - 6 April

09:00

10:30

£90

Bookings open on 23 February

13 April - 11 May

(please note there is no course on 20 April)

09:00

10:30

£90

Bookings open on 23 March

Sunday
17 February - 10 March 14:00 £90 Booking Open
17 March - 7 April 14:00 £90 Bookings open on 24 February

14 April - 12 May

(please note there is no course on 21 April)

14:00 £90 Bookings open on 24 March

*Subject to availability

£90 per course

Book now

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

Dates Times Price Available to book from*
Sunday
17 February - 10 March 09:00 £60 Booking Open
17 March - 7 April 09:00 £60 Bookings open on 24 February

14 April - 12 May

(please note there is no course on 21 April)

09:00 £60 Bookings open on 24 March

*Subject to availability

£60 per course

Book now

Dates

Times Price Available to book from*

9 - 10 February

 Sat & Sun: 10:00 - 15:00  

£120  17 December

9 - 10 March 

Sat & Sun: 10:00 - 15:00

 £120   4 February

11 - 12 May

Sat & Sun: 11:00 - 16:00

 £120 8 April

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

 *Subject to availability

£120 per course

Book now

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

Four, one and half hour sessions

Dates Times Price Available to book from*
Wednesday
13 February - 6 March

18:00

£90 Booking Open
13 March - 3 April

18:00

£90 Bookings open on 20 Feb

10 April - 8 May

(please note there is no course on 17 April)

18:00

£90 Bookings open on 20 March
Thursday
14 February - 7 March 18:00
£90 Booking Open
14 March - 4 April 18:00 £90 Bookings open on 21 Feb

11 April - 9 May

(please note there is no course on 18 April)

18:00 £90 Bookings open on 21 March
Saturday
16 February - 9 March 09:00 £90

Booking Open

16 March - 6 April

09:00

10:30

£90

Bookings open on 23 February

13 April - 11 May

(please note there is no course on 20 April)

09:00

10:30

£90

Bookings open on 23 March

Sunday
17 February - 10 March 14:00 £90 Booking Open
17 March - 7 April 14:00 £90 Bookings open on 24 February

14 April - 12 May

(please note there is no course on 21 April)

14:00 £90 Bookings open on 24 March

*Subject to availability

£90 per course

Book now

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

Dates Times Price Available to book from*
Sunday
17 February - 10 March 09:00 £60 Booking Open
17 March - 7 April 09:00 £60 Bookings open on 24 February

14 April - 12 May

(please note there is no course on 21 April)

09:00 £60 Bookings open on 24 March

 

*Subject to availability

£60 per course

Book now
Dates Times Price Available to book from*
23 - 24 March 

Sat & Sun: 10:00 - 15:00

£120 18 February
25 - 26 May

Sat & Sun: 11:00 - 16:00

£120 22 April

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

*Subject to availability

£120 per course

Book now

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:
    • Have paddled wearing a spraydeck
    • 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

Four, one and half hour sessions

Dates Times Price Available to book from*
Wednesday
13 February - 6 March

18:00

£120 Booking Open
13 March - 3 April

18:00

£120 Bookings open on 20 Feb

10 April - 8 May

(please note there is no course on 17 April)

18:00

£120 Bookings open on 20 March
Thursday
14 February - 7 March 18:00
£120 Booking Open
14 March - 4 April 18:00 £120 Bookings open on 21 Feb

11 April - 9 May

(please note there is no course on 18 April)

18:00 £120 Bookings open on 21 March
Saturday
16 February - 9 March 09:00 £120

Booking Open

16 March - 6 April

09:00

10:30

£120

Bookings open on 23 February

13 April - 11 May

(please note there is no course on 20 April)

09:00

10:30

£120

Bookings open on 23 March

Sunday
17 February - 10 March 14:00 £120 Booking Open
17 March - 7 April 14:00 £120 Bookings open on 24 February

14 April - 12 May

(please note there is no course on 21 April)

14:00 £120 Bookings open on 24 March

*Subject to availability

£120 per course

Book now

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

Dates Times Price Available to book from*
Sunday
17 February - 10 March 09:00 £80 Booking Open
17 March - 7 April 09:00 £80 Bookings open on 24 February

14 April - 12 May

(please note there is no course on 21 April)

09:00 £80 Bookings open on 24 March

*Subject to availability

£80 per course

Book now

Dates

Times Price Available to book from*
19 - 20 January

Sat & Sun: 10:00 - 15:00

£150 17 December
26 - 27 January

Sat & Sun: 10:00 - 15:00

£150 24 December
2 - 3 February

Sat & Sun: 10:00 - 15:00

£150 31 December
16 - 17 February

Sat & Sun: 10:00 - 15:00

£150 14 January
13 - 14 April

Sat & Sun: 11:00 - 16:00

£150 11 March
8 - 9 June

Sat & Sun: 11:00 - 16:00

£150 6 May

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

*Subject to availability

from £150 per course

Book now

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

Four, one and half hour sessions

Dates Times Price Available to book from*
Wednesday
13 February - 6 March

18:00

£120 Booking Open
13 March - 3 April

18:00

£120 Bookings open on 20 Feb

10 April - 8 May

(please note there is no course on 17 April)

18:00

£120 Bookings open on 20 March
Thursday
14 February - 7 March 18:00
£120 Booking Open
14 March - 4 April 18:00 £120 Bookings open on 21 Feb

11 April - 9 May

(please note there is no course on 18 April)

18:00 £120 Bookings open on 21 March
Saturday
16 February - 9 March 09:00 £120

Booking Open

16 March - 6 April

09:00

10:30

£120

Bookings open on 23 February

13 April - 11 May

(please note there is no course on 20 April)

09:00

10:30

£120

Bookings open on 23 March

Sunday
17 February - 10 March 14:00 £120 Booking Open
17 March - 7 April 14:00 £120 Bookings open on 24 February

14 April - 12 May

(please note there is no course on 21 April)

14:00 £120 Bookings open on 24 March

*Subject to availability

£120 per course

Book now

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

Dates Times Price Available to book from*
Sunday
17 February - 10 March 09:00 £80 Booking Open
17 March - 7 April 09:00 £80 Bookings open on 24 February

14 April - 12 May

(please note there is no course on 21 April)

09:00 £80 Bookings open on 24 March

 *Subject to availability

£80 per course

Book now
Dates Times Price Available to book from*

8 - 9 December

Sat & Sun: 10:00 - 15:00

£150 Booking Open

19 - 20 January

Sat & Sun: 10:00 - 15:00

£150 17 December

26 - 27 January

Sat & Sun: 10:00 - 15:00

£150 24 December

2 - 3 February

Sat & Sun: 10:00 - 15:00

£150 31st December

23 - 24 February

Sat & Sun: 10:00 - 15:00

£150 21 January
 27 - 28 April

Sat & Sun: 11:00 - 16:00

£150 25 March
 22 - 23 June

Sat & Sun: 11:00 - 16:00

£150 20 May

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

*Subject to availability

£150 per course

Book now

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

Four, one and half hour sessions

Dates Times Price Available to book from*
Wednesday
13 February - 6 March

18:00

£120 Booking Open
13 March - 3 April

18:00

£120 Bookings open on 20 Feb

10 April - 8 May

(please note there is no course on 17 April)

18:00

£120 Bookings open on 20 March
Thursday
14 February - 7 March 18:00
£120 Booking Open
14 March - 4 April 18:00 £120 Bookings open on 21 Feb

11 April - 9 May

(please note there is no course on 18 April)

18:00 £120 Bookings open on 21 March
Saturday
16 February - 9 March 09:00 £120

Booking Open

16 March - 6 April

09:00

10:30

£120

Bookings open on 23 February

13 April - 11 May

(please note there is no course on 20 April)

09:00

10:30

£120

Bookings open on 23 March

Sunday
17 February - 10 March 14:00 £120 Booking Open
17 March - 7 April 14:00 £120 Bookings open on 24 February

14 April - 12 May

(please note there is no course on 21 April)

14:00 £120 Bookings open on 24 March

*Subject to availability

£120 per course

Book now

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

Dates Times Price Available to book from*
Sunday
17 February - 10 March 09:00 £80 Booking Open
17 March - 7 April 09:00 £80 Bookings open on 24 February

14 April - 12 May

(please note there is no course on 21 April)

09:00 £80 Bookings open on 24 March

 *Subject to availability

£80 per course

Book now
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

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

Four, one hour sessions

Dates Times Price Available to book from*
Saturday
16 February - 9 March 12:00 £125

Booking Open

16 March - 6 April

(please note 6 April is at 17:00)

12:00

£125

Bookings open on 23 February

13 April - 11 May

(please note there is no course on 20 April)

17:00

£125

Bookings open on 23 March

Sunday
17 February - 10 March 12:00 £125 Booking Open

17 March - 7 April

(please note 7 April is at 10:00)

12:00 £125 Bookings open on 24 February

14 April - 12 May

(please note there is no course on 21 April)

10:00 £125 Bookings open on 24 March

*Subject to availability

£125 per course

Book now

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

Four, one hour sessions

Dates Times Price Available to book from*
Saturday
16 February - 9 March 12:00 £125

Booking Open

16 March - 6 April

(please note 6 April is at 17:00)

12:00

£125

Bookings open on 23 February

13 April - 11 May

(please note there is no course on 20 April)

17:00

£125

Bookings open on 23 March

Sunday
17 February - 10 March 12:00 £125 Booking Open

17 March - 7 April

(please note 7 April is at 10:00)

12:00 £125 Bookings open on 24 February

14 April - 12 May

(please note there is no course on 21 April)

10:00 £125 Bookings open on 24 March

*Subject to availability

£125 per course

Book now