British Canoeing 1* Course

The One Star is the first British Canoe course, with a national certification for successful candidates. Your One Star will take place on the fabulous Beaulieu River Nature Reserve a special site of scientific interest and stunning area for your first paddle.

For a BC one star canoe and kayak course you do not need any experience in paddle sports but you will need to be fit enough for a full day’s activity. The course will include a journey in Kayaks, along with a coaching session in Open Canoes

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We supply all the equipment you’ll need on the water. In comfortable stable boats your course will cover.

  • Equipment & set-up
  • Basic canoe and kayak skills
  • Journeying
  • Capsize & rescue
  • What’s your next step

This course will answer lots of the question you’ll have as you get into this fantastic sport, where to go, what to do and what to do if you fall in.

Tips For Your Trip


Come dressed for the weather conditions on the day of your course



All activities guided by experienced instructors


Under 18's

Under 18’s need written parental consent

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BC 1 Star Course

A thoroughly enjoyable day for me and my children, the course was well planned with a great balance of fun and learning to achieve our BCU 1 certification. I would strongly recommend this course to any age group looking to advance their canoeing skills in multiple type of canoes, from Kayak, open top canoe and Continue Reading

Sean P October 19, 2016