Adventures

Whoosh Explore has adventure at its Heart.
We started Whoosh Explore as a Canoe Club in 2008  with the intention to develop a local paddling community to offer families the opportunity learn to paddle using great boats and equipment. We started off with a small fleet of Open canoes and easy to paddle Touring Kayaks and as our family of paddlers has grown, we have introduced more adventurous boats and equipment for developing a range skills into the sport. We now have a wide range of equipment for delivering adventures in paddlesport from flatwater touring boats to specialist White water Canoes and Stand Up Paddleboards for exploring the river.

Micro adventures
A spirit of adventure has always been at the centre of our paddling, we have canoe and kayak trailers for expeditions away from the club and regularly head off to explore new rivers and paddle challenges including paddling expeditions and whitewater.  

Paddlesport Training and Qualifications
As Whoosh Explore has developed we have been more engaged in offering a wider choice of paddling sessions including pool sessions and have developed training for our keenest club members to help them gain experience and NGB qualifications to help them develop coaching skills.

Specialist events
To develop coaching skills and to try out the latest paddling kit and each spring we head off on expeditions to white water to develop our coaching skills and qualifications to ensure we remain engaged in paddle sport coaching and having fun as a paddling team.
We are passionate about improving the local paddling environment for all to enjoy, this may be removing fishing line from trees or collecting discarded drinks bottles that occasional find there way into the local paddling water- alas no messages found in any yet!

Trips Abroad
Over the last couple of years our trips have become more adventurous with Whitewater trips for families and friends to France as well as White water paddling sessions in Devon, Wales and Scotland in both Canoes and Kayaks. We run trips and trails to experience different rivers with our 4 trailers of boats and paddling equipment which we tow to the swimming pool on a Saturday afternoons and for regular tours to local paddling spots as paddling is all about having adventures.
Summer 2016 saw us head out to the Central Massiff in France for our kids first French paddling adventure on moving water with paddle trips in open boats and kayaks on the Ardeche, Cheezac and River Orb as well as coastal paddle boarding and beach adventures to discover new paddling venues and we look forward to heading back to the Ardeche in 2018.
Our autumn sessions included family bush craft training canoe poling and exploring the lakes and rivers near Bala as well as an upstream adventure for our coaching team on the river Dee, where we worked alongside other professional paddle sport coaches. 






Our adventure Plans for 2019
Our paddling sessions for 2019 include a training trip to North wales, a 4 day tour of the River Wye canoe camping and a paddle expedition  on the River Seven with a coaching weekend on the River Dee to help develop white water paddling skills.
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