Uniformed Organisations

The Canoe Sports Trust operates in association with Scouting, Girl Guiding & Nomad Kayak Club to offer Uniformed organisations access to a wide range of paddlesports.

Activities include:

  • Open Canoeing
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUPs)
  • Kayaking (closed cockpit kayaks or Sit on Top Kayaks)
  • Team building using Mega SUPs
  • Katakanus
  • Rafting
  • Canoe Polo and SUP Polo (for experienced paddlers)

Prices

Instructor led sessions are £120 for upto 8 participants.

Groups with qualified leaders can run their own activities and are charged at £8 per person per activity (£10 including a wetsuit). This is providing we are able to make an assessment of those leaders abilities in advance of the visit.

To book complete the online enquiry form.

Half and full day bookings

Half day booking (3 hours) including two one hour activities and can be booked either 10am to 1pm, 2pm to 5pm or an evening 6pm to 9pm. The session costs £220 for up to 8 participants.

A 5 hour visit includes three one hour activities and can be booked anytime between 9am and 6pm and costs £260 for up to 8 participants. A maximum of 48 participants can be managed on any one visit, with 16 people doing any one of the three activities at the same time.

A full day visit of 7 hours anytime between 9am and 9pm. A full day will give access to 4 activities with time lunch / tea. Cost are £360 for up to 8 participants. A maximum of 64 participants can be managed on any one visit, with 16 people doing any one of four activities at the same time.

Activities are all inclusive so if you have any SEN children then additional adults may be required for their supervision, please advise when booking to allow full participation on the day.

Large groups or Scout and Guide districts like to book Fun Days, these are multi-activity events allow young people to rotate through a number of water activities. Such events can involve up to 100 people. Email to arrange a bespoke day.

Participants may wish to access British Canoeing courses for the Paddle Start, Paddle Explore and Paddle Discover awards, check out either the Nomad or the Canoe Sports Trust websites. Courses normally run during the school holidays starting at £45 and may help towards DofE paddlesport orientated expeditions.

Activities

Open Canoeing

A canoe is a narrow boat, typically pointed at both ends and open on top, propelled by one or more seated or kneeling paddlers facing the direction of travel and using a single-bladed paddle. Suitable for Beavers & Rainbows upwards. Participants are usually three to a boat with less able paddlers being accompanied by an adult.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)

The fastest growing paddlesport, born from surfing with modern roots in Hawaii. Stand up paddle boarders stand on boards that are floating on the water and use a paddle to propel themselves through the water. Suitable for Scouts & Guides upwards.

Kayaking/Sit On Tops

Kayaks are single person craft and distinguished from canoeing by the sitting position of the paddler and the number of blades on the paddle. Suitable for Cubs & Brownies upwards.

Mega Team SUP

Our two Mega sized stand-up paddle boards are over 17 feet long. Amazing fun for group building, two teams go head-to-head with silly challenges. You will get wet and have a great time. Suitable for Cub and Brownie ages upwards.

Katakanus

Ideal for young padders or team paddling. Our 3 Katakanus are virtually unsinkable craft, brillant to introduce young people to world of paddlesport. Ideal for Rainbows & Beavers upwards.

Rafting

Constructed using barrels, attached to bolted frames, teams are taught different methods of attaching barrels and are supplied with materials to create a mast capable of supporting a sail. After going afloat, teams deploy sails and race across the lake. This activity is better suited to older Scouts and Guides and older sections.