Paddling Sessions 2019

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What we offer at Whoosh Explore
We can offer paddling sessions each Saturday (available by advance booking on 07788444579) and with mid week paddling over the summer months.

Saturday Canoe Club paddling sessions
Saturday morning paddling sessions take place 9.30am to 12.30am.
training for flat and white water skills in both canoes and kayaks and includes all paddling equipment. 
Kayak Rental and Canoe Rental 
We can provide all the paddling equipment.(We do not provide wet suits or waterproof clothing.) 
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 learning to paddle with a parent/ adult.)

Sunday Paddling sessions starting in March
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 Reedings Meadow, Keckys, Reedings way Sawbridgeworth CM21 9DT all equipment provided.

Mid week Club Canoeing sessions 
taster sessions for new paddlers on the River Stort and tours to other rivers suitable for competent paddlers.

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

Whoosh Explore Canoe Club started on its New Years Resolution a couple of days early by collecting 60 plastic bottles out of the River Stort on th 27th December. We are looking to invite the Independent to get behind our campaign to get the River Stort Clear of litter over 2019. Join us in our campaign to clear the river as well as get fit on each weekend and help us improve by paddling to protect the river environment. We have boats and equipment which has been supported by Greggs and Tescos to help us collect rubbish, we just now need some volunteers to help us.

1st June River Stort River Clean Sawbidgeworth and Harlow
4th June Elsenham Guides Paddle 
5th June Scout paddle 
6th June Bishops Stortford Guides Paddle
7th June Scouts Paddle
8th June Sudbury to Sea Paddle 

Mid week Paddling 
Tuesday 11th June St.Ives loop with John, Richard and Stuart - About 7 to 8 miles.

Park by the Church in Church St. St.Ives Postcode PE27 6DG
9.30 and to be on the water for 10.00.
Lunch we will stop in the tea room in Haughton but please bring your sandwiches if you prefer.

Thursday 13th June Medway Canoe Trail, Section 1 to 4 ,( Tonbridge Castle to East Lock with Stuart, David Hathaway and Dan
Access to the slipway is via the Lower Castle Field car park (off the Slade) nearest postcode TN9 1HR. Pay & Display up to 6hrs £4.70.
About 13K. Return back upstream to start.
turn left
10.00 and to be on the water by 10.30 (if Queen Elizabeth Bridge is o.k)
Please bring drink and sandwiches as there aren’t any obvious facilities on the Canoe Trail map.
Evening Paddles
11th June Bishops Stortford explorers paddle
12th June Scout Paddle
18th June Explorers paddle
19th June Stansted Brownies paddle 
20th June Scouts paddle
24th June Sawbridgeworth Cubs followed by explorers
26th June Sawbridgeworth Cubs 
27th June BSYP 
28th June Sawbridgeworth Cubs 
29th June River Stort paddle tour 

2nd July Brownies paddle
9th July Brownies and Guides paddle 
14th July Come and try it paddling at Sworders Field Bishops Stortford Taster day with taster sessions on Sworders field at 10am and 1.30pm 
17th June police Pub lunch paddle 
18th July Scout Paddle 
19th July Bridge Youth Club 
20th July Scout paddle and Beaver paddle 
24th July Police Cadets
30th July middle week paddle  

6th July River Stort River Clean
3rd August River Stort River Clean
10th to 15th August Paddling on River Severn Camping tour.
31st August River Stort River Clean 
Sudbury To Sea
5th October River Stort River Clean
25th to 27th October Open Canoe Symposium North Wales
2nd November River Stort River Clean
30th November River Stort River Clean 


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,
Reedings Meadow is Near Sawbridgeworth which has a choice of great Cafes 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