Gentle trips for One Star paddlers wanting to gain experience, confidence and stamina. Improvers sessions will begin again in April after the first courses have taken place.
Improvers sessions run from April to November or December if the weather and flow are reasonable. Sessions are on Saturday mornings, Sundays or Wednesday evenings, depending on the availability of experienced leaders. Please see the calendar below.
For paddlers with One Star skills, or equivalent skills in our open cockpit boats
Led by an experienced club paddler, coaches occasionally attending
A chance to gain experience and develop paddling strength – not a substitute for coaching sessions: paddlers are responsible for own welfare
Usually about three to five miles in all – depending on weather and river conditions
No session fees for members; none for non-members either, but non-members may only participate four times (sorry, this is the requirement from our insurers) and need to have either passed their 1* course or been assessed by one of our coaches. Boat fees payable as usual.
Pre-booking is required; let the trip leader know your mobile number, in case last-minute changes have to be made. This enables the trip leader to match the trip planned with the strength of the paddlers.
Paddlers provide their own kit, including dry kit for afterwards. Only boats, paddles and buoyancy aids can be hired, as usual.
Improver session dates – click the diary entry for further details