Whoosh Explore Canoe Club

Paddle sport adventures in canoes and kayaks based in Hertfordshire on the River Stort. 

Whoosh Explore Canoe Club are based on the River Stort in Hertfordshire. We offer paddling sessions with our mobile fleet of canoes, kayaks and paddle boards.

We have the flexibility to paddle on rivers across the south east of England with our bespoke paddling kit

Whoosh Explore run canoeing and kayaking adventures throughout the year.

We offer Boat hire, instructed sessions and adventures  in Hertfordshire. we run paddling events from riverside locations in the South East and East Anglia.

We have club trips as well and white water adventures to some of the UKs best paddling venues.

Book a canoe for a morning with a guided paddle or contact us about boat hire.

We have Adult paddling each week with paddling to local pubs as well as mid week fitness sessions for our paddlers that work shifts or want to get a paddle in during the week.

We also organise white water training and paddles for those looking for  a more committing adventure

A fun new hobby or a chance for adventures. Find out about our adult paddles .with our Adult paddling sessions

Keeping kids active with paddle sport development sessions

Family sessions provide fun and adventure outdoors on the river. 

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

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 you covered with your next adventure.  

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What the club is about 

Save our Stort

Save our Stort are running a litter pick each month. We are helping with the litter pick each month to ensure the river navigation is a pleasant river and that we conserve the nature of the river for the future helping to protect the natural environment. Our next paddling will be on the 18th April.

Project Floating Pennywort

Back in July 2019 Britsh 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…

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…
Canoeing on the River Stort

Summer Paddling

This summer Whoosh Explore Canoe Club has gone mobile with paddling sessions running from our paddle sport trailers with activities based at Twyford Lock and Sheering Mill Lock on the River Stort. We have some great weekday paddling sessions going on, as well as conservation work to remove Himalayan Balsam taking place on the river…

Half term paddling in North Wales

This years first away trip is to Coetmor mill in Treagor near to Bangor in North Wales, with easy paddling rivers within 20 minutes drive on the llugwy and coastal water just downstream. We have the bunk barn for the mid week days from the Sunday 13th -17th February. We looking forward to finally start…

Whoosh Explore offer opportunities to explore the River Stort and  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 and quite backwaters offer a good 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 Stort.

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.