Whoosh Explore Canoe Club

Canoe and kayak adventures on the River Stort in Hertfordshire. 

Whoosh Explore Canoe Club is an Amateur sports club based on the River Stort in Hertfordshire. We offer paddling sessions with our fleet of canoes, kayaks and paddle boards.

We paddle on rivers across the south east of England with our bespoke paddling kit which is available to book via eola.co

Whoosh Explore run canoeing and kayaking adventures throughout the year.

We offer boat hire, instructed sessions and adventures. We run paddling events from several riverside locations in Hertfordshire.

We run club trips  and white water adventures to some of the UKs best paddling venues as part of our club activities.

We regularly run adult sessions, pub paddling and sessions for groups looking for an adventure together.

We also organise white water training and paddle trips for those looking for more thrilling adventures at Lee Valley White Water Centre and white water rivers.

Adult paddling adventures

We run paddling sessions for fitness, taster sessions and pub paddles for an opportunity to meet like minded paddlers.

Develop your skills in our canoes, kayaks and paddle boards. Help out on our Eco paddles or join in with our trips and events on Great Britain’s Rivers and lakes.

Adult paddling includes mid week paddling and our Moon lit paddles as well as Canoe and kayak hire

A morning taster session is ideal to introduce your kids to paddling

Get out on one of our taster sessions. Our paddling taster sessions, events and activities are suitable for families with children. Our paddling sessions are ideal for developing skills in canoeing, kayaking or paddle boarding.

 Our Canoes offer the perfect environment for parents to paddle with young kids and our kayaks allow older kids to explore independently in easy to control kayaks 



Paddling with the family is easy with Whoosh Explore

Family sessions provide fun and adventure outdoors on the river. From the delivery of boats to the river, arranging paddling equipment to looking out for the safety of your family on the water we delivery a paddling experience for the whole family to enjoy. 

Our canoes are great for adults and young paddlers and our kayaks are easy for paddlers over the age of nine to paddle independently , assisted by simple to use skegs so that young paddlers are in control from the start of their paddling experience


Group paddling sessions are ideal for a group of friends looking for a fun  adventure

We organise parties and paddling events for groups of friends and families and are to deliver bespoke paddling sessions for your personal requirements.

We can arrange a paddling party to your own requirements from a tour down river, to a weekend away – but early booking is required to get your paddle booked in.

Please contact us by email for your bespoke paddle. 

News from our blog

More about the club

What the club is about 

Whoosh Explore offer opportunities to explore the River Stort in Hertfordshire through a range of Adventure paddling days. We run specialist courses as well as taster and self guided paddling sessions.

Our self guided paddling sessions allow paddlers to improve paddling skills with the freedom to explore the local rivers with friends at your own pace. Our rivers and quiet backwaters offer a great opportunity to develop your paddling skills. 

Whoosh Explore was set up in 2008 to deliver training courses and adventure education to youth groups and clubs in Bishops Stortford. 

We have since expanded the club and now offer a wide range of weekly activities on the River.

Mid week paddles offer the opportunity for a social paddle with regular group trips to different rivers.

Whoosh Explore are also an award winning club with its ground breaking environmental projects to preserve and enhance the local river for all to enjoy.  

Pyrenees Paddling

Paddling in France on the River Tarn After a delay of almost two years and a plan hatched last summer to head back to the pyrenees, we finally made it back to France to paddle almost the right river! Having spent the best part of a year planning on a trip paddling the Tarn area…

Taster Sessions

Where we will meet Our taster sessions from Kecksys Farm Cambridge Road Sawbridgeworth CM219BZ We meet at our base where we have plenty of on site parking The paddling distances are between Sawbridgeworth and Tednamebery locks although an extendeed paddle to Spellbrook is possible What to Wear on initial paddling sessions we recomend you wear…

Paddling kit – what’s new in paddling kit this year

With the spring weather starting to  bring paddlers back to the rivers after a mild winter the question we are all asking is what kit will we be buying this year. The world shortage of just about everything has meant a long wait for new kit and the good news is that we are slowly…

White Water paddling

Looking to develop white water paddling skills.Whoosh Explore work with paddlesports coaching to develop your skills, from introducing novice paddlers to developing whitewater mastery in paddlesport. One of the great things about being close to London is the access we have to the white water at Lee Valley White Water Centre, which is an established…

Paddling with Families

Paddling with families and friends Whoosh has always had family as a keystone in its operations, it was in July 2005 when we first decided that we would set up a new type of paddling club, we had been paddling with some great club and been involved in working with the local authority teaching canoeing…

Paddling with Whoosh

Whoosh Explore Canoe Club have been offering specialist paddle sport hire and adventures on the River Stort for the last 16 years . Our Hire Paddling sessions help fund club activities and associated costs of running a successful club. We are a fairly unique as a club as we can pack our kayaks into trailers…