About Whoosh Explore
Adventure has always been at the heart of our paddling, we have canoe and kayaks for running trips away from the club base and we regularly head off to explore new rivers and challenges, expeditions and white water.
Whoosh is a club made up of keen paddlers, we offer one to one and sessions for individuals, families paddling and group adventures, using great boats and equipment to a range of rivers.
We have fleet of open canoes and Touring Kayaks and deliver sessions ranging from beginners sessions to adventurous trips for club members.
Paddle Sport Training & Qualifications
Whoosh Explore offer great taster sessions. we have sessions to get you started with canoeing in a great riverside environment. Explore the river under the guidance of our specialist paddling team. We offer courses each year a wider choice of paddling courses and sessions and training for club members to gain experience and NGB qualifications in core skills and coaching.
We specialise in creating individual experiences and days out on the water tailored to your own requirements be it a team away day, a family paddling party or celebration. We hve a host of possibilities at hand to create a unique day out. Try out the latest paddling kit and head off on expeditions to white water. Develop skills and qualifications in paddle sport coaching and having fun as a paddling team.
Caring for our environment
Whoosh Explore Canoe Club support local environmental projects each year.
Improving the quality of the rivers in our local area is a passion of the club. We conduct regular litter picks and our team of mid week paddlers has worked to eradicate floating pennywort which was well established in the upper reaches of the river. the task involved a committed team of our paddling club working each week to monitor and record where invasive species had taken hold of the river. We are the first river in the country to have completely eradicated this troublesome weed using persistence and will power rather than the extensive use of pesticides and weed killers normally associated in the battle to control this invader.
We are passionate about improving the local paddling environment for all to enjoy, this may be removing fishing line from trees or collecting discarded drinks bottles that occasional find there way into our local paddling water- alas no messages found in any yet!
Over the years our trips have become skilled at delivering more adventurous Whitewater trips for families and friends to France, as well as White water paddling sessions in Devon, Wales and Scotland in both Canoes and Kayaks. We run trips to experience different rivers with our trailers full of boats and paddling equipment for regular tours to popular paddling spots.
Paddling is all about having adventures
Our paddling trips have given us the opportunity to explore so many amazing places and have created memories that will last a lifetime. Expeditions to France have lead us to the French alps as well as to Ardeche in France which was our kids first French paddling adventure on moving water with paddle trips to several lesser known classics including the rivers , Cheezac and River Orb as well as coastal paddle boarding and beach adventures
Nearer home our autumn sessions include bush craft training, canoe poling and exploring the lakes and rivers as well. as adventure for our coaching team in Wales , where we worked alongside other professional paddle sport coaches.