About Whoosh Explore

Adventure at its heart.

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Whoosh Explore Canoe Club was stablished in 2008 with the intention to develop a local paddling for the community offering a place to meet for a paddle, families the equipment and skills to learn to paddle together and groups the opportunity to explore local rivers using great boats and equipment. We now offer taster sessions, kayaking tours, canoe rentals and Paddling Adventures on rivers in the East of England each week.

We have a small fleet of Open Canoes and easy to paddle Touring Kayaks and as our community of paddlers has grown, we have introduced paddlers to more adventurous trips, boats and equipment.

We have a wide range of equipment to borrow and deliver adventures in paddle sport from kayaks tours to specialist White water paddling in Canoes and Stand Up Paddleboards sessions for exploring the river. If you are looking to learn to paddle or interested in our taster sessions pub paddles and adult paddling events check out our booking site on eola.co

Canoeing Instrution in Hertfordshire Canoeing Instruction on the River Stort in Bishops Stortford Hertfordshire

Micro Adventures

A spirit of adventure has always been at the heart of our paddling, we have canoe and kayaks for running expeditions away from the club base and regularly head off to explore new rivers and challenges, expeditions and white water.

Our latest paddling adventure include white water in Wales staying at Coetmor Mill near to Snowdonia with trips to the Lake district booked in for autumn paddling adventures as well as trips to Dartmoor Scotland and Wales planned over the year as part of our paddle sport development program.

We have also paddled on summer adventures to wild camp on the River Tweed in Scotland and are looking forward to white water paddling in both Southern France and on the Rivers Dart and Walkern in the next few months. Join us on a micro adventure with a chance to paddle and get away either with a wild camp or in one of our bunk barn weekends.

Paddle Sport Training & Qualifications

We offer courses each year a wider choice of paddling courses and sessions including pool sessions and training for club members to gain experience and NGB qualifications in core skills and coaching.

Specialist Events

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.


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!

Trips Abroad

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

We have run paddling trips to Central Massiff in France for our kids first French paddling adventure on moving water with paddle trips in open boats and kayaks on the Ardeche, Cheezac and River Orb as well as coastal paddle boarding and beach adventures to discover new paddling venues and we look forward to heading back to the Ardeche soon.

Our autumn sessions often include bush craft training, canoe poling and exploring the lakes and rivers as well as adventure for our coaching team in Wales , where we work alongside other professional paddle sport coaches to develop new skills.

Paddling sessions with whoosh Explore