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Using our lake and various off-site locations, the Hollingworth Lake Activity Centre offers a range of kayak and canoe courses from basic introductory flat water courses to exciting river trips and moving water training.

All of our Paddlesport courses and activities are run in line with the guidelines of British Canoeing, the governing body for Paddlesports in Great Britain.

Follow the links below for more information:

Courses 2018

BC 1 Star Kayak/Canoe (1 Day): Saturday 14 April, Saturday 2 June, Sunday 22 July, Saturday 11 August & Saturday 8 September

Cost: £75

BC 2 Star Kayak/Canoe (2 Days): Monday 2/Tuesday 3 April, Saturday 23/Sunday 24 June, Saturday 22/Sunday 23 September, Saturday 3/Sunday 4 November

Cost: Adult £140, Youth/Concession £99

Junior Paddlepower Passport: Saturday 7/Sunday 8 April and every Monday and Tuesday during the Summer Holidays.

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Have a Go session

Cost: £5 (1 hour session)

This is the ideal session for those wanting a taste of how much fun paddlesports can be. Get out in a rafted canoe with one of our qualified instructors for a leisurely paddle around the lake

Cost: £11.50 (1 hour 30 minutes)

These sessions run on a Sunday morning at 10am and are ideal for beginners who want a taste of kayaking and canoeing and are the perfect for those considering working towards a qualification.

Cost: £74.25 (2 day course)

Junior Paddling courses run during the school holidays.

For further information follow the link to the British Canoeing national governing body website.

Cost: £99 (2 day course)

Using both kayaks and canoes the BCU 1 Star course covers skills such as launching, paddling forwards and backwards, turning and steering.

The BCU 2 Star course gives people the opportunity to develop their existing skills and knowledge and introduces efficient paddling techniques, ruddering, moving sideways and deep water rescues. The award is obtained by taking the assessment in both kayak and canoe.

For further information follow the link to the British Canoeing national governing body website.

Adult Paddling Improvers

Cost: £11 (2 hour session)

These sessions run on a Saturday afternoon 1pm-3pm and are for paddlers with a qualification who want to continue to gain instruction each week to improve their skills.

Contact the Centre on 01706 370499 for further information.

River skills sessions are for intermediate paddlers and a great way to experience the thrill of white water paddling on local rivers.

Our qualified instructor and coaches can offer private sessions tailored to meet your needs - ideal for everyone from beginners to the advanced.

Whether you’re looking to start out in Paddlesports or looking for top tips on how to improve, you can book a private lesson for one person or two.

Cost: 1:1 £29 per hour, Concession £25, 2:1 £41 per hour, Concession £33.50

Private sessions can be booked in 1 hour slots.

To book or for further information please call us on 01706 370499 or email: holwac@link4life.org.

01706 370499

Hollingworth Lake Activity Centre
Lakebank, Hollingworth Lake
Greater Manchester
OL15 0DQ


How to Book

For more information please contact Hollingworth Lake Activity Centre on 01706 370499.