Grafham Water Centre
Never tried canoeing or kayaking before? Our taster sessions will help you master the basics and get you out on the water.
The Start Award is exactly what it says on the tin, it’s a place to start your paddling journey. If you’re brand new to the sport and really want to learn the basics to get started, then this is the award for you. You’ll cover everything from getting in and out of the boat, what you need to wear and paddling forward.
We will be running half day paddle tasters in kayaks, canoes and SUPs, where you will get recognition in the form of an E certificate after completion.
Half days run in the morning 9.30am to 12.30pm and the afternoon 1.30pm - 4.30pm. Taster sessions are designed for people aged 15 years and older. For children below this age, we run our Paddlesports Club on Tuesday evenings throughout the season.
The Discover Award allows you to develop your decision making and practical skills for a fun and safe time on the water, as you become a more skilled and independent paddler. Through this award you will learn how to choose and effectively use equipment, whilst developing an understanding of the factors which affect your paddling. You don’t need any previous experience to take your Discover Award, just the desire for fun and learning!
We will be running full day paddle discover awards in kayaks, canoes and SUPs, where you will get recognition in the form of an E certificate after completion
Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a new sport which is growing from strength to strength and is becomming extremely popular which is why we've given you more opportunities to try this sport at Grafham Water Centre this year!. It is great fun and is good for improving your fitness and agility. Sessions run in the morning and are suitable for adults over the age of 18.