1 Star Course

The perfect one day introduction to Canoeing and Kayaking.

For a 1 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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The One Star is the first British Canoe Union 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. You will cover the fundamental skills and knowledge including:

What to use | How to paddle | Where to paddle | What could happen & what to do!

This will leave you in a fantastic position to get more from your time on the water. The emphasis of the course is on safe practice, fun and enjoyment.

We supply all the equipment you’ll need to be comfortable on the water but if you do have your own boat please feel free to bring it along with you. Don’t hesitate to get in contact with us with any queries.

Download a overview syllabus, full trainer notes and full assessment notes for the one star award


You’ll get all the equipment you need
Great coaching and top tips form the experts
Meet at Bucklers Hard on Beaulieu River
Bring a packed lunch & hot drink or plenty of water (depending on the weather)
You will need closed toe shoes and a fleece to wear on the water

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