How to book a course

Most of our courses are placed on the website as soon as we have received confirmation that coaches are available to run them. If you find a course you like, you can click on it to reveal more information.

Many of the courses at the start of the season are aimed at our volunteers, group leaders and instructors and are immediately available for booking.

If demand is high for certain courses, more opportunities will be added later in the year.

The majority of our learn to and improvers courses take place at Whitsun leaving summer holidays for multiactivity camps and Friday Fun Days, If you have a group of people and want a specific course run for you, let us know via our courses email, and we will see what we can do.

All courses for the year will be published on the website by the start of May.

If you have any concerns regarding a course, you can contact us via

If you have any concerns regarding an activity, you can contact us via

All of our courses rely on the availability of instructors and coaches to deliver them. Should any course or activity fail to attract a single participant within two weeks of the course start date, then that course or activity will be closed and advertised as cancelled, giving any rostered instructors ample opportunity to locate other employment.

The ability to book a course will often cease 14 days before a course, this gives us time to issue joining instructions and recieve any information back from candidates. If a course is British Canoeing endorsed, this two weeks gies us time to complete any regulatory administration.

If booking on to any British Canoeing qualifying course, such as an instructors course, please if you can, book at least three weeks before the course start date.

If less than 30% of places on a course have been booked within two weeks of the course commencement date then we shall consider whether it is sensible to run the course. If we cancel a course, all booked participants will be contacted and either given an option to carry the fee paid forward to attend another course in the future or will be offered a full refund.