Whoosh Explore
Canoe Club

 Paddle sport adventures.

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Whoosh Explore Canoe Club offer paddling adventures in canoes, kayaks and paddle boards on the River Stort.

We offer a wide range for canoeing and kayaking adventures throughout the year.

Paddling adventures  in Hertfordshire. Enjoy  the UKs best paddling venues.

from single person  kayaks for learning paddling skills on our many flatwater trips. Book a canoe for an adult or two,  whilst teenagers can enjoy paddling our kayaks. ideal for paddlers young or old.

Adults Paddling

A fun new hobby or a chance for adventures. Find out about our adult paddles. We run after work sessions for fun and for fitness as well as regular pub paddling trips for socialising of a summer evening. our river trips also offer a great opportunity to chill out unwind and relax in nature. Paddling is a great work out which is low on impact and great on resetting the mind after a busy day immersed in nature.

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Family Paddling

Family sessions provide fun and adventure outdoors on the river. What greater pleasure than reconecting with family and friends on the river.

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Group Paddling

Group paddling sessions are ideal for large groups of friends looking for a fun or corporate adventure. Get your tribe together and make some memories- the social approach to messing about on the river- there’s nothing quite like it for reconnecting with friends and sharing a journey through the countryside together.

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Paddling sessions with Whoosh Explore

From starter sessions and pool sessions to paddling trials and boat hire to tours and events – at Whoosh Explore we’ve got it covered for your next water sports adventure.

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News from our blog

Project Floating Pennywort

Back in July 2019 British Canoeing issued a challenge, as club we nailed it with our monthly plastic waste and litter pick but we wanted to do more.   Led by Andy Gee we launched Project Floating Pennywort… The FPW was in large mats on the River Stort from Twyford lock 2 downstream to Burnt […]

More about the club

What the club is about

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Whoosh Explore offer opportunities to explore the River Stort and River Lea in Hertfordshire through a range of Adventure paddling days. We run specialist courses as well as taster sessions 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 with an opportunity to develop paddling skills at your own pace. Our rivers offer a quite backwater and good opportunity to develop your independent paddling skills on a tranquil meandering navigation. 

Our locations we start from are local locks and within a few paddlestrokes you are soon away from civilisation and into some of the relaxing and unspoiled landscape on a river corridor that offers miles of water meads and woodlands as well as meadows and nature reserves. 

About the club

Whoosh Explore was set up in 2008 to deliver training courses and adventure education to youth groups and clubs in Bishops Stortford, we soon established a fleet of boats which are still used to deliver paddle sport to the community.

We have since expanded the club and now offer a wide range of weekly activities on the River Stort and offer events ranging from our weekday well being paddles to Mid week paddles offer the opportunity for a social paddle with regular group meetings to develop and improve the environment of the River catchment and navigation. When we can we run trips and events  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.