What we do

Our members participate in White Water River running, lake trips, surfing, play boating, Canadian canoeing, slalom, and sea paddling.

We instruct from absolute beginners up to British Canoeing 3 star standard on the river and we can help arrange instruction for leadership awards and coach development. In the winter members practice and are taught to roll in a nice warm swimming pool.

Coaching Programme



  • 1 Star courses are run between April and September (summer season). At least 8 places available each month. Two 2 hour sessions per week for 4 weeks
    • Having completed the 1 Star course you move into the improvers groups 
  • Between October and March, rolling sessions take place in a local pool for existing members.

Courses are open to all over age 10 who can swim.


  • 2 and 3 Star coaching follows on from beginner's sessions throughout the summer season on the river Eden at the Sands. Two 2 hour sessions per week.
  • October - March, one 2 hour session per week on Saturday mornings plus rolling sessions take place in a local pool for existing members.

Club river trips tend to take place between October and March and are used to improve skills or just have fun.

Regular Paddlers

  • Two sessions per week in summer, one in winter - either improving skills or playing on the Sands rapid


Recent club trips have included:

  • the Alps
  • the Treweryn in Wales
  • Scottish rivers, including the Esk, Etive, Orchy, Roy, Spean, Tay and Spey
  • Caldew, Eden, Gelt, Greta, ,Liddle , Lowther, Swale and the Lune
  • The Great Glen
  • Farne Islands, Skye, Raasay, Summer Isles, Colonsay
  • Ullswater, Derwent water and other Northern Lakes

Some of these trips are club events and some are arranged between members. To understand the difference between such events please follow link to a short article based on a letter sent to the parents and guardians of junior members in December 2011