About Whoosh Explore

Adventure at its heart.

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Whoosh Explore Canoe Club was established in 2008 as a community paddling club, offering a place to meet for a paddlers, families and friends. Based at Kecksys Marina in Sawbridgeworth, Whoosh Explore provide a club environment for new paddlers to learn to paddle together and offer group and individuals  the opportunity to explore local rivers using great boats and equipment. We offer taster sessions, kayaking tours, canoe/kayak rentals and Paddling Adventures on rivers in the East of England each week.

Our Boats and Equipment

We have a fleet of  Kayaks  and canoes as well as paddleboards and white water kayaks and as our community of paddlers has grown, we have introduced paddlers to more adventurous  white water skills and techniques on our trips, and adventures.

We have a comprehensive range of equipment for delivering adventures in paddle sport  ranging from taster sessions in kayaks, tours in specialist White water environments and Canoeing 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 canoes and kayaks for running expeditions away from the club base and regularly head off to explore new rivers and challenges, expeditions and white water.

We are a club made up of paddlers looking for adventure Trips regularly include white water coaching in Wales with trips to the Lake district, as well as trips to Dartmoor Scotland  regularly planned as part of our padding experiences

Each year we plan for  summer adventures and trips have included wild camping  on the River Tweed in Scotland, white water paddling in Southern France and weekend trips on the Rivers Dart and Walkern. 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 a wider choice of paddling sessions and skills  including pool sessions and discounted safety training for club members. Our members are always keen to share there paddling knowledge and experiences with others. Many have specialist experience and  hold NGB qualifications in core skills and coaching.

A family of Coaches

Our coaching team are made up of active white water paddlers and with each year with our paddlers update skills  and qualifications in paddle sport coaching, safety and rescue, We have instructors in paddle boarding, canoeing and kayaking  as well as links to local Sports and stadium leaders, allowing us to deliver high quality coaching within a club environment.

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