Using our lake and various off-site locations, the Hollingworth Lake Activity Centre offers a range of kayak and canoe courses form 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:
1 Star BCU Kayak/Canoe: 8 & 9 July, 5 & 6 August, 2 & 3 September & 21 & 22 October
2 Star BCU Kayak/Canoe: 10 & 11 June, 23 & 24 September & 25 & 26 November
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: £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.
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.