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"Technical content at correct level and time to practice."

"Good boats, paddles, spray decks etc – really makes a difference – shows how different equipment effects your paddling and therefore understand more about paddling. Now have the tools to great things. Thanks.”

"Excellent instruction helped me progress and improve rapid running."

“Great explanations and directions from instructor. Techniques and procedures were explained in an easy to understand manner."

“The course was very well delivered, scenarios and practical aspects enjoyable and interesting."

"Coach kept the course fun and enjoyable at all times whilst covering all theoretical aspects. Felt well involved in all scenarios.”

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Retail Outlets

Robin Hood Watersports

Robin Hood Watersports for specialist watersports equipment including diving, windsurfing, snowboarding, canoeing, kayaking and kitesurfing. Based in the North of England with huge stock of eqipment. Advice from experience.

Robin Hood Watersports

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Welcome to North Shore Watersports the ultimate kayaking and canoeing online store where you can buy all of the latest equipment, gadgets and accessories from top watersports brands including Dagger, Wilderness Systems, Islander, Big Dog, Northshore Kayaks, Pyranha, Feel Free, Ocean Kayak, Liquid Logic, Jackson, Peak, Palm, Overboard & Nookie to name just a few. North Shore Watersports provides you with a unique ecommerce experience that is focused on providing you with the widest range of products, from all of the latest brands.

North Shore

Norfolk Marine

Norfolk Marine is one on the largest chandlers in the UK for all marine equipment, clothing, outboards and inflatable dinghy’s.

Canoes and Kayaks from the leading manufacturers including Nova Craft Canoes imported direct from Canada and paddled by Wild River's Sean McGrath.

Norfolk Marine


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Palm is a paddler-owned company founded by Andy Knight and Bob Slee. The business is based in the south West of England within easy reach of some of the UK's best surf, coastal exploration and white-water paddling - a good base to become absorbed by paddle sport.

Lack of equipment available in the late 70's lead Andy and Bob into making glass fibre kayaks for them selves and a few friends. Soon requests for boats came from more friends, then friends of friends and so leaving jobs behind they started a business - Palm.

Palm Equipment


Our goal is to represent everything that’s great about getting on the water, from the technical aspects of rec and touring to the pure rush of whitewater.

Dagger owners know that their kayak didn’t go into production until it met the standards of our amazing design team, and took the beating of a lifetime by our team paddlers.

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Wilderness Systems

Escaping the lights and noise for the brilliant colors and smooth landscapes of the wide-open; you’ve found perfection. It’s only fitting that you choose a kayak designed to match. Since 1985, Wilderness Systems has been chasing that same perfection.


VE Paddles logo

VE Paddles is a British company driven by elite paddlers with backgrounds in composite engineering and advanced design. Using this experience and knowledge we have created a new standard in paddles.

VE offers a personalised service priding itself in the manufacture of lightweight paddles that optimize power and enhance performance.

Mitchell Blades


Course Providers

We are a residential outdoor education centre on the shore of Coniston Water in the Lake District. We are available to groups of young people, corporate clients, and also offer the full range of NGB awards as well as a range of specialist skills courses.

Mountain leader award training & assessment; SPA training & assessment.; dinghy instructor courses; sailing courses and power boat courses.

Water Park


If you love watersports or adrenaline type activities then TBIWWC is just for you. We offer various types of exhilarating activities such as white water rafting, white water kayaking and powerboating. For those who prefer more tranquil activities we offer sailing, canoeing and bellboating. The course underwent a £4.6 million re-development, which has transformed the course into a world class facility.




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Paddle UKis the lead body for canoeing and kayaking in the UK.

Paddle UK is the umbrella organisation for Paddle England, Paddle Scotland, Canoe Wales and Paddle Northern Ireland.

Paddle UK

Cumbria Canoeists

Cumbria Canoesits is the Regional Site of Paddle UK- your gateway to everything paddlesport in Cumbria.

Whatever your interest in paddlesport, whether you're a resident or just visiting, whatever your age, you'll find how to connect, get involved and enjoy this great sport here in Cumbria.​

Cumbria Canoeists

UK River Guidebook

The home of UK Canoeing and Kayaking - News, Reports, River Guides.



Adventuro is a marketplace where you can search by sport, experience level, and location. You can book right on the platform.

We love adventure sports – you name it, one of us has tried it. However, we have always struggled to locate courses, lessons, and skilled instructors for long-term learning. That’s why we created Adventuro. Adventuro simplifies the process of discovering, understanding, comparing, booking, and paying for adventure sports courses, coaching and equipment hire.

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Best Adventure Jobs & Courses

Get qualified to teach outdoor activities. We list the best courses offered for all the main industry activities including, canoeing, climbing, sailing and mountain biking.

We offer a huge range of adventure jobs, outdoor work and activity training courses. We specialise in activity instructor roles with a variety of big name companies.

Best Adventure Courses

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Fast Print
We use laminated vinyl adhesive stickers to label our boats and equipment and we have always received an excellent service from Fast Print. Considering the abuse our kit gets in the water, these stickers have proved to be very durable and are great value.

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Paddlesport courses in the Lake District