Upcoming courses & trips

Paddle Discover Award - Kayak

15th August 2020 10:30 - 15:30

Paddle Discover Award - Kayak

22nd August 2020 10:30 - 15:30

Paddle Explore Award - Kayak

29th August 2020 10:30 - 15:30

British Canoeing Explore Award - Open Canoe

25th July 2020 10:30 - 15:30


Venue: Water Activity Centre, Barden Road, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1UN

Our British Canoeing Paddle Explore Award is designed to give paddlers the skills and knowledge necessary to become an independent paddler in their own right. It's aimed at paddlers who have completed the British Canoeing Discover Award and/or have the relevant experience.

You will have an opportunity to paddle both tandem and solo open canoes including the new Silverbirch Firefly 14. Silverbirch FireflyThe course covers the relevant British Canoeing theory and all the practical elements of the award including cross deck bow rudders, sculling draws and rescues.

Minimum age of participants on this course is twelve.

Course cost 75 per person


  • Use of Venture Canoes Prospector 15 or Mad River Explorer tandem open canoe, paddle, buoyancy aid and helmet.
  • A day's coaching/leadership by Grant Scamell - BCU Level 5 Coach.

Book your place online

Scamell Coaching
Orlestone Rise, Ruckinge Road
Hamstreet, Kent TN26 2NW

+44(0)7515 370770

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