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Introduction to Paddlesports

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

Introduction to Paddlesports

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

Starting at our site on the Beaulieu River, we’ll cover skills in touring kayaks. After, there will be an opportunity to practise the skills learnt in a variety of paddlesports craft including canoes, sea kayaks, sit on tops and SUPs. After the session your coach will discuss an action plan with you and give you options to where you can take your paddlesports journey.

Designed to match the new British Canoeing Paddle Awards, by the end of the day you may be eligible to claim your first paddlesports award.

Best for...

Anyone with no or little experience of paddling

A safe and fun first taste of paddle sports coaching

Trying out a range of different boats

No formal assessment whilst achieving your first Canoeing Award

Small groups


What you’ll get…

Flexible and stress-free online booking

Use of all personal paddling equipment

A great range of boats to try

An expert on hand that understands a wide range of paddlesport disciplines


Woman enjoying a canoe paddle
Young boy kayaking on the Beaulieu River

When and where...

Takes place on weekends and evenings only

The Beaulieu Estuary

Pangbourne Canoe Club


How do I book?

Check the calendar below to book online

Still not sure? Chat to our friendly office team to find out more

Also available on a private group basis (drop us a note HERE to get in touch!)




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.

Get in Touch

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.