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British Canoeing Learn to Paddle Awards in Lancashire

British Canoeing Learn to Paddle Awards in Lancashire

£ 114

Chorley, Lancashire

Beginner & Intermediate & Advanced
Lessons & Courses, Certifications
Minimum age: 16
Chorley, Lancashire
Max. group size: 8
Cancellation: Flexible
£ 114

Activity Highlights:

This course is tailored for individuals eager to dive into the world of paddlesports, whether you’re a complete beginner or looking to enhance your skills. With the flexibility to choose between kayaking, canoeing, or stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), our coaches will guide you through the essentials of paddling in a sheltered water environment.

Key Details

  • Price: £114 per person
  • Duration: 1 day, 8.30am-4pm
  • Age Requirement: 16+
  • Accommodation: Available upon request, subject to availability

Key Skills

  • Start Award: Basic techniques and safety skills in paddlesports.
  • Discover Award: Intermediate paddling skills, navigation, and water environment exploration
  • Explore Award: Advanced skills for journey planning, decision-making, and undertaking longer journeys

Course Breakdown

British Canoeing offer three key personal performance awards. Upon booking, we will chat to you and agree on the right award for you, and you can let us know your choice of canoeing, kayaking, or stand-up paddlebaording.

The awards are:

  1. Start Award: Ideal for beginners, focusing on fundamental paddling techniques and safety.
  2. Discover Award: Builds upon basic skills, introducing more advanced techniques and environmental knowledge.
  3. Explore Award: Tailored for advanced paddlers, this award covers journey planning, advanced strokes, and multi-day trip preparation.

Prerequisites

  • No prior experience is required for the Start Award.
  • For the Discover and Explore Awards, completion of the previous award or equivalent experience is recommended.
  • Ages 16+.

Why Choose Us?

At our centre, we’re passionate about introducing and developing skills in paddlesports. Our experienced and friendly coaches are dedicated to providing a supportive and engaging learning environment, perfect for paddlers of all levels. Whether you’re stepping into a boat for the first time or aiming to tackle more adventurous journeys, our course is designed to meet your needs and fuel your passion for paddling.

Join us to discover the joy and freedom of paddlesports in a safe and fun setting!

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What's Included:

  • Expert coaching in your chosen paddlesport discipline.
  • All necessary equipment for paddling (kayak, canoe, or SUP).
  • Comprehensive instruction in techniques, safety, and environmental understanding.

What's Not Included:

  • Personal gear (appropriate clothing, water shoes, etc.).
  • Travel to and from the centre.
  • Accommodation (can be requested).

Frequently Asked Questions

We provide all the essential equipment required for the course, including kayaks, canoes, SUPs, paddles, and safety gear. Participants are encouraged to bring their own personal gear like appropriate clothing and water shoes for comfort and safety.

Our recommended kit list is:

  • Full set of spare clothing including dry shoes
  • Sun cream
  • Insect repellent
  • Anorak or waterproof jacket
  • Fleece
  • Trainers
  • Old shoes (to get wet)
  • Towel
  • Bag(s) for dirty/wet clothes
  • Snacks
  • Water bottle
  • Hats, gloves and scarf for winter months
  • Any personal medication (please make centre staff aware of this)

We will agree your award with you depending on your prior experience and paddling goals. Above, you can see a breakdown of what to expect from each award. The paddlesport – canoeing, kayaking or paddleboarding – is entirely your choice.

How it works: 

  1. Make a booking.
  2. The centre will accept your booking, usually within an hour or two.
  3. Pay for the booking to confirm it.

If you have specific questions, please put them in the comments section, and the centre will answer before you pay.

If something isn't right or if there are no dates available, then send us a message in the live chat.

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Cancellation Policy

Flexible

  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 

Moderate

  • You can cancel until 5 days before yoru booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 

Firm

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount

Strict

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts