Paddling Sessions 2018/2019

What we offer at Whoosh Explore
We have paddling sessions each day (available by advance booking on 07788444579)

River Paddles
Canoe and Kayak Rentals, River trips and paddle tours from the River Stort

Saturday Canoe Club paddling sessions
Saturday morning paddling sessions take place 9.30am to 12.30am.
Our Saturday morning sessions include training for flat and white water skills in both canoes and kayaks and includes all paddling equipment. 
Kayak Rental and Canoe Rental starting at 9.30am and 12.30pm till 3pm in Summer months. We provide all the paddling equipment with 20 kayaks and 15 canoes to choose from.
We have boats to suit a wide range of paddlers.

Family paddling sessions 
Family paddling sessions are asuitable for a first trip out and ideal for getting used to paddling, we welcome younger paddlers and older paddlers over 9 years old can paddle their own Kayak. ( we recommend that smaller paddlers under 9 years old start off paddling a canoe with a parent/ adult.

Sunday Paddling sessions 
Sunday  coaching sessions and canoe and kayak rental available on Request  Boats and equipment from £35 per Canoe and £25 per Kayak (subject to availability of Volunteer staff)
at Redricks Lakes.Sawbridgeworth CM210RL all equipment provided.

Mid week Club Canoeing sessions 

Midweek paddle programme for Autumn and Winter up to Christmas 
Organised  by  Stuart Andy, John and Richard. 
One week on the River Stort to include taster sessions for new paddlers on the River Stort and the next week to tour other rivers suitable for competent paddlers. 
River Lea and Stort back to Redricks Lake paddles. 

Mid week Paddling dates  
Thursday. 6th December-Rye House or HCYC to Redricks. Rivers Lea/Stort. 
Tuesday. 18th December-Lock 1 to Redricks. River Stort. 
Numbers maybe limited to the number of Kayaks/Canoes we can transport on the roofs of our cars unless the club trailer is required.
BCU membership or Club membership required to participate on mid week paddles
Mid week Paddles  from £35 per Open Boat, £25 per kayak 
Starting from 10am unless advertised otherwise. 
Paddling enquiries will be forwarded via club secretary to event organisers - email to register your interest.

Canoe Trails on the River Stort
Paddle from Redricks lakes to Rye House on the River Stort
Paddle from Bishops Stortford at Twyford Lock to Redricks Lakes

To book a paddling session please email All sessions are  pre-booked and can be paid for in advance via paypal.

07788444579 or
Paddling sessions each Saturday morning at 9.30am each weekend
Paddling sessions on Sundays from 12.30pm in June
Wednesday evening paddling sessions from 6.30pm over the summer.
Midweek day time paddling sessions for pensioners on request


1st December  Paddle on River Stort
8th December River Stort 
15th December Club paddle to Cambridge  backs from Grantchester 

Christmas Meal at 3 Horseshoes Bishops Stortford

January 2019
New Years Paddle - River Paddle River Ouse or River Nene 
21st to 24th February Half term River Tryweryn River Dee and Rivers of Snowdonia 
25th to 27th October Open Canoe Symposium North Wales


Peter Nash Coaching
1star and 2 star Courses Go Canoeing Taster sessions  available on advance booking

Pool Sessions 
Pool sessions start at Stewards Pool – see for details
Saturdays from 3.30pm to 5.30pm
Stewards School Pool Harlow 
£15 per paddler Member £12.50

Paddling courses

We have a  canoes, kayaks and paddling kit for individuals and groups to paddle together.
Develop paddling skills and learn to paddle, roll and try out new techniques,
Redricks lake has a Cafe and picnic area available for after your paddle, offering the perfect location for paddling on the River Stort and exploring upstream to Sawbridgeworth or downstream to Pardon Mill on club paddling sessions.

Book out  boats for a couple of hours or take part in a guided tour of the river. 

You don't have to be a member of the club to come paddling with us