Canoeing Courses and Tuition in Somerset and Devon
You Can Canoe offers training courses in Open Canoe, Touring, and Sit on Kayaks. For those new to paddling in either craft, we can offer daytime or evening courses to get you out and about. We would recommend that you have at least two sessions of two and a half hours after the optional free “Try Before you Buy” hour. All our courses are run by fully qualified British Canoeing coaches. All new paddler sessions will start on the River Parrett at Langport, Somerset. (As we have a couple of possible access points, the exact location of the car park will be given out prior to the course starting.)
You Can Canoe is a British Canoeing Personal Performance Awards Provider for the following awards. Please contact us for current rates.
Courses for New Paddlers
Tuesdays - 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Wednesdays - 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Other times are available by appointment
Cost - £45.00 for two sessions
ONE HOUR FREE! There's no point in booking a course if your unsure of what you want - so why not try before you buy? This free one hour session will talk you through the equipment, what it does and what you need to do with it, followed by a short paddle to get the feel of things.
After two sessions we hope that you should be able to paddle your chosen craft a reasonable distance without too much correction. We will have covered all safety procedures for sheltered water. We all learn at different speeds some of you may need a bit more time and we will gauge this after the two sessions but it is our intention that you can now join in with the You Can Canoe Paddler Group for day trips, tours and improvement.
Cost - £15.00 per person (depending on the number of participants and the coaching ratio of the session)
These taster sessions can be organised for individuals, clubs or groups who want to try Paddle Sports. They usually last for two hours and you will be given the opportunity to try a Kayak, an Open Canoe and a Stand-Up Paddle Board in a fun environment which can be as wet or as dry as you like.