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Paddle Explore Award

If you want to go on self-guided adventures while staying safe on the water, this award is for you.

Not suitable for beginners.

Cost: £30 for members and £50 for non-members

Duration: one day

If you want to become independent on the water, go on self-guided adventures and know how to control your craft and stay safe on the water, this is the award for you. In this award you will take ownership of your own decisions and learn to make confident choices, based on the places you paddle, wind and weather conditions.

If you've never been paddling before, we recommend you start with the Paddle Start Award, the Paddle Safer Award, and the Paddle Discover Award, which will give you essential skills and knowledge to help you become a safe and confident paddler.

What will I learn?

  • Getting ready and planning ahead

  • Choosing and using personal safety equipment

  • Getting a license and preparing supplies

  • Understanding types of water and how to access it

  • Your environment and weather conditions

  • Water etiquette and considering skill levels of other group members

  • Controlling your craft on different types of water

  • Safety and rescue skills

What does it cost?

£30 per person for members and £50 per person for non-members

How long will it take?

One day

How do I book?

By emailing us at

How do I become a member?

Check out the Membership page and download a membership form

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