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Discover Paddlesports Day

Discover the world of paddlesports in the heart of the New Forest

Discover Paddlesports – British Canoeing Paddle Awards

For complete beginners or those with a bit of paddling experience our Discover Paddlesport days are designed to give you a full day out on the water playing in multiple crafts.

Starting at Bucklers Hard on the Beaulieu River, we’ll cover skills and undertake a journey in touring kayaks to our lunch spot. After lunch there’ll be an opportunity to test the skills learnt in the morning in a variety of paddlesports craft including, canoes, sea kayaks, freestyle kayaks, white water kayaks, sit on tops. After the course your coach will discuss an action plan with you and give you options to where you can take your paddlesports journey.

This day has been setup to match the new British Canoeing Paddle Awards and by the end of this day you would be aiming to match the criteria to pass the discover award. There are no pre-requisites for this course. We highly recommend you view the discover award course content to understand where you currently sit in the new scheme and have an idea of what you would like to achieve on the day and in which craft.

The day will cover

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


We supply all the equipment you’ll need on the water. We advise you bring water, food and clothing to get wet.

Click below to view Discover Paddlesports and Explore Paddlesports course content


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.

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


Went on an intro to sea kayaking. Our instructor Leander gave clear and concise instructions when we took to the water we had a fantastic time. We paused occasionally to take in new skills and tips. By the end, we were truly comfortable in our kayaks. I had never been in a kayak before but now can’t wait to do it again.

"Sea kayaking training"

I attended a sea day and a kayak rolling course. Both days were very well planned, good equipment supplied with excellent coaching and guiding and tailored to the group’s skill and experience level. Very happy, and I have already rebooked for further training courses.

"Rolling a kayak!"

I spent 2 hours learning how to roll a kayak. The instructor gave us clear instructions and was very helpful, spending time with everyone, making sure we all got to grips with the technique.

"A great day out learning new skills"

My friend and I joined a Sea Kayak Explorer Day. Our instructor Steve took us on an enjoyable trip past Old Harry Rocks which gave us the opportunity to try out some more challenging conditions and exercises. We felt that Steve’s affable and engaging character enabled the group to relax and enjoy themselves whilst benefitting from his experience and guidance. We would certainly recommend this trip to anyone looking to improve their kayaking and enjoy a great day out.

"Excellent as always!"

I have been kayaking with Liquid Logistics for many years now, at a rate of once a year! Every session is fun and I always feel safe. I have complete faith in all the instructors. I always recommend these guys and look forward to paddling with them again next year!

"Super helpful"

Steve and Chris were super helpful during my rolling session. They were great at tailoring advice and explaining in an easy to understand way.