Canoe Start – UP


Paddle Awards
These half day sessions are a fabulous way to try open canoeing.
Book a scheduled date or by arrangement throughout the season.
1 – 2 – 1 lessons available.
Clear selection


Learn to Open canoe sessions, River Severn Shrewsbury
We welcome children, adults, families and organised groups.

These half day sessions are a fabulous way to try open canoeing.
Our friendly and dedicated team will be on hand to guide you all the way.
The session begins with some informative land-based activities which are carefully tailored
to your needs. You’ll be soon on the water taking your first strokes and experiencing the joys of Paddlesport.
Your coach is likely to employ a blend of tasks, games and short journeys to help you develop your canoe skills. As you
improve your feel of the water a whole new perspective begins to emerge.
By the completion of the session you will have a basic understanding of your canoe
and be able to:  select suitable clothing and equipment; get your boat to and from the
water (with help); get on and off the water safely; paddle in a straight line; turn and
manoeuvre; be able to deal with a spill; a basic understanding of water etiquette and have a
great plan for your next adventure! We might even get you paddling solo!

What to wear

All specialist equipment provided.
Suggested kit list will be provided upon booking.

Venue: River Severn, Shrewsbury. This may change due to adverse water/weather
Time: 10am to 12.30pm or 1.30pm to 4pm.
£40 per person per session.

You can even gain the British Canoeing Paddle Start Award during your first session.

We also run specialist Kid’s only courses.

Paddlesport Start Award


Additional information

Dates 2023

eVoucher for 2023 Season, 9 July, 16 July, 20 August


AM 10am – 12.30, PM 1.30 – 4


Adult, Under 16