Taster Sessions

Where we will meet

Our taster sessions from Kecksys Farm Cambridge Road Sawbridgeworth CM219BZ

We meet at our base where we have plenty of on site parking

The paddling distances are between Sawbridgeworth and Tednamebery locks although an extendeed paddle to Spellbrook is possible

What to Wear

on initial paddling sessions we recomend you wear a long sleeved top and jogging type clothing, try to avoid cotton clothing as this will become cold or heavy if it gets wet. if you are planning on a longer trip or paddling in winter waterproof trousers will help keep you dryer. a hag in summer and a wooly hat in winter is a great addition to your paddling kit along with a lightweight waterproof jacket.

We provide Buoyancy aids, boats and paddles, these can store additional spare clothing and we recommend you bring along a dry bag for this and your phone. particularly in winter.

Where we paddle

we run local trips and taster sessions on the River Stort and look to explore local rivers with the club.

What types of boats do we use

We have a fleet of Ethos ten Ethos Nine and Pyranha Fusion boats available for paddlers to use which are great for beginners and have canoes for two paddlers suitable for family paddling and white water boats for paddling moving water.

Boat set up

our boats are suitable for paddlers upto 17 stone weight and we can get most people paddling in our canoes.


Do we need to wear a wetsuit- we dont plan on you capsizing so a wetsuit is not required until water temperature is cold in November through to April

Will we needf to capsize or roll a boat We look to ensure that the boats stay upright, and we have equipment that is comfortable and stable to use as well as easy to paddle in a straight line

Boats are fitted with a skeg and are designed for paddlers up to about 18 stone (ethos ten)

Can we join the club – we invite paddlers to join the club after a third taster session or trip as part of our club you can have access to a club boat and paddling equipment

Can we paddle independently= yes but we will check your paddling ability as part of our club’s safety awareness of sending you onto the river.