Learn to Paddle

Learn to Paddle with Whoosh Explore with our coaching sessions

We have paddling session available to book each weekend with sessions suitable for adults and kids as well as family sessions.
Email peter.nash@yahoo.co.uk to book a trip for individuals or a group of friends looking to learn to paddle together. 

Learn to paddle on Saturday morning on the River Stort at Redricks Lakes in Sawbridgeworth or build your confidence with a pool session on Saturday afternoons at 3.30pm at Stewards School Swimming Pool in Harlow.
We have all the equipment you require to learn to paddle, including easy to paddle kayaks and lightweight canoes, paddles and drybags for taking with you on your first paddle trip.

Paddling sessions available from 10.30am each day during school holidays.

Our coaching sessions will get you on the water and paddling rather that going round in circles. Our kayaks are designed with beginners in mind, each boat is fitted with a skeg that helps our paddlers, young or old, paddle in a straight line.

One to one coaching
We offer specialized coaching as well as development qualifications, boats and equipment for developing paddling skills with confidence. Book a one to one coaching session or paddle as a group under the watchful eye of our coaching team.

Group Sessions
We  run group sessions for family groups, scouts and guides as well as local youth groups who take part in our evening sessions. We also offer family paddles during school holidays.

Develop skills and qualifications with 1 and 2 star training sessions ideal for beginners or work towards performance and coaching qualifications.

Adult paddling
Develop paddling skills and enjoy some time on the river with our adult paddling sessions. 
We arrange individual coaching and group parties, paddles to the pub and personalised events perfect for celebrating a special birthday or anniversary. 
We arrange trips to bigger white water locations with trips designed to develop paddling skills through the club.

River Tours
We run specialist paddle tours on the river. We can arrange to  drop boats upstream for a days adventure on the river.

Paddling with Whoosh Explore

Family Adventures
We specialize in open canoeing and kayaking and have boats suitable for families and groups to paddle together. For our Family paddles we paddle short stretches of river so we can allow children to explore the river, discover local locks and build up paddling confidence. Older paddlers are able to paddle with independence in our touring kayaks while our small paddlers can join mum and dad in our open canoes with clip in seats to allow them to join the adventure.
Our family paddling sessions are organised so little paddlers can enjoy their first paddling experience under the watchful eye of our coaching team.

Pool sessions 
Our Spring pool sessions are at Stewards School Pool on Saturdays and suitable for developing your paddling skills in the comfort of the pool. £12.50 per person, booking essential as spaces are limited. 

Paddling in the pool takes place on Saturdays meeting at Stewards School Swimming Pool, Stewards School Harlow.
Please book via  email peter.nash@yahoo.co.uk.
please note sessions may be moved earlier or later than advertised to fit in with the management of the swimming pool ( depending on pool parties)


17th February 2018       1.30pm meet an in pool from 2pm to 3pm

2 hour Introductory paddling sessions 
Saturday morning paddles £12.50

Club Coaching We offer club coaching from Redricks lakes at £35 per hour

£35 per two person Canoe 
£25 per Kayak for adults  
£12.50 for young paddlers 

Pool sessions  £12.50 per person.

Paddling tours £35 per half day.
Boat drop off (or collection from) Rye House or Twyford Lock £10 per paddler

AALA licenced activity provider
peter.nash@yahoo.co.uk to reserve a place or phone 01279815258 - 07788444579 to book (evenings)