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 BCU 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

Level Sessions
  • 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