Discover Open Canoeing

Explore & learn skills along the Beaulieu River in open canoes

Discover Open Canoeing

Join us on the Beaulieu River for a day in canoes as we journey along this private estuary. On the way you will receive coaching hints & tips from our experienced canoe coaches. We’ll meet at our canoeing base at Baileys Hard and after getting ourselves kitted up and a discussions about the day we’ll head out onto the river. This is an ideal day for paddlers wanting to start their journey into the Canoeing discipline, or for those with previous experience, a good day to test and develop existing canoeing skills.

This is the perfect day to get to grips with the new British Canoeing Discover award, in touring, and set you up for undertaking the PPA canoeing awards. We do recommend that you have some previous paddling experience as a full day can be a lot of activity for the complete beginner. If you are comfortable in canoes, contact us to discuss the suitability of our explorer days for you.

More Information

This is a full day in canoes, so we recommend you have some experience in them. We supply all paddling equipment you’ll need for a great day on the water.

On the day we’ll go through; Basic planning & route choices, Journeying in the canoes, handling technique and more.

Participants must be 16 years or over



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


All activities/courses are led by our experienced coaches

Under 18's

Under 18’s need written parental consent before they can take part in an activity.

Get in Touch

Got a question? Get in touch with our booking office and we’ll be happy to help.