On the water

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Canoeing

The widest range of boats, the widest range of locations and a wide range of challenges

What:

The Wiltshire Outdoor Learning Team is able to deliver a wide variety of canoe and kayaking experiences – from taster sessions to the British Canoe Union’s (BCU ) Paddlepower, 1  and 2 star awards.

We are aware that some people are put off by the thought of being stuck in a capsized kayak so we now have 2 fleets of ‘sit-ons’, as well as our general purpose and white water spec kayaks.  We also have two fleets of canadian canoes allowing you to enjoy both single and double bladed paddling.

We provide some of the best coaching you will receive in the Wiltshire area, enabling you to achieve your award to a high standard.

  • 1 star course usually takes between 5-6 hours for complete novices.
  • 2 star course usually takes 8  sessions plus a 3 hour journey BUT this requires lots of commitment and extra paddling time.  It is worth discussing your training needs with us to identify if the 2 star is the best course for your group or whether you should try the D of E specific canoe / kayak training course.

Canoe trips in Wiltshire and Bath?

Why not try one of our KAYAK or CANOE journeys to explore our amazing County.  Choose from the ‘Salisbury Loop’, The Mad Marden, Chippenham to Lacock,  Melksham to Bradford on Avon, BoA to Bath, The River Frome, or a journey along the Wilts & Berks Canal.

Where:

We have access to a variety of sites across the whole County – lakes, canals and rivers – enabling us to deliver that is local, challenging and suiting the needs of your group.  We also run weekly canoe sessions at Brokerswood Holiday Park from March – October for anyone aged 7 and above.  Click here for details

For whom:

We cater for all ages but would suggest this is ideal for anyone aged 7 and above.

We can run sessions for birthday parties / groups / corporate events / school classes and more!

When:

We run weekly sessions open to the public at Brokerswood Holiday Park between March and October. Click here for details

We are also able to run tours, lessons, for fun sessions to order – contact us for details

Do you need to be able to swim?

If coming to our Brokerswood venue – then the answer is NO as the lake is only 90cm max deep!  If you are looking for a session on a river we would encourage you to be able to swim 20m with a buoyancy aid on

What now:

Contact us to discuss your requirements or

Book Canoeing at Brokerswood now

Kayaking

The widest range of boats, the widest range of locations and a wide range of challenges

What:

The Wiltshire Outdoor Learning Team is able to deliver a wide variety of canoe and kayaking experiences – from taster sessions to the British Canoe Union’s (BCU ) Paddlepower, 1  and 2 star awards.

We are aware that some people are put off by the thought of being stuck in a capsized kayak so we now have 2 fleets of ‘sit-ons’, as well as our general purpose and white water spec kayaks.  We also have two fleets of canadian canoes allowing you to enjoy both single and double bladed paddling.

We provide some of the best coaching you will receive in the Wiltshire area, enabling you to achieve your award to a high standard.

  • 1 star course usually takes between 5-6 hours for complete novices.
  • 2 star course usually takes 8  sessions plus a 3 hour journey BUT this requires lots of commitment and extra paddling time.  It is worth discussing your training needs with us to identify if the 2 star is the best course for your group or whether you should try the D of E specific canoe / kayak training course.

Canoe trips in Wiltshire and Bath?

Why not try one of our KAYAK or CANOE journeys to explore our amazing County.  Choose from the ‘Salisbury Loop’, The Mad Marden, Chippenham to Lacock,  Melksham to Bradford on Avon, BoA to Bath, The River Frome, or a journey along the Wilts & Berks Canal.

Where:

We have access to a variety of sites across the whole County – lakes, canals and rivers – enabling us to deliver that is local, challenging and suiting the needs of your group.  We also run weekly canoe sessions at Brokerswood Holiday Park from March – October for anyone aged 7 and above.  Click here for details

For whom:

We cater for all ages but would suggest this is ideal for anyone aged 7 and above.

We can run sessions for birthday parties / groups / corporate events / school classes and more!

When:

We run weekly sessions open to the public at Brokerswood Holiday Park between March and October. Click here for details

We are also able to run tours, lessons, for fun sessions to order – contact us for details

Do you need to be able to swim?

If coming to our Brokerswood venue – then the answer is NO as the lake is only 90cm max deep!  If you are looking for a session on a river we would encourage you to be able to swim 20m with a buoyancy aid on

What now:

Contact us to discuss your requirements or

Book Canoeing at Brokerswood now

Raft Building

 

What:

A few barrels, a few posts and a few bits of rope – what could possibly go wrong?  Aimed at developing the concept of team work, collaboration and the learning of basic rope work why not try out one of our Raft Building and / or River Crossing challenges.  All kit is provided

Where:

We are able to access a variety of locations (lakes and rivers) across the County including the 4 acre lake at Brokerswood Holiday Park, BA13 4EH,

For whom:

These sessions are great for parties / stag & hen dos / corporate team days and school groups.  We also run fun water sessions for groups who want to spend more time in the water than out!  This includes the chance to sit under a small water-fall.

When:

These run to order or we can be part of a multi-activity party based at Brokerswood Holiday Park – click here for details.

What now

Contact us for more details and to discuss your requirements

Stand-up Paddle Boarding

SUP Tuition / Tours and Fun sessions in beautiful Wiltshire

What:

Stand Up Paddling Boarding provides a fantastic way to develop your core muscles and balance, as well as exploring the countryside from ‘a different angle’.  We have a variety of SUP’s (plastic and inflatable) to suit your size and ability.

We even offer DOGGY SUP sessions where you can Sup with your dog! – contact us for DOGGY SUP Session details

Where:

We offer Stand Up Paddle Boarding in a variety of locations (rivers, lakes and canals) across Wiltshire and North East Somerset.

For whom:

We run private sessions to order for small groups / individuals

We run ‘open sessions’ for anyone aged 7 and above to book on to

We run sessions for groups (adult parties / corporate / friends- an opportunity for lots of team games and fun!

When do these sessions run:

We run these sessions generally between March – October.  ‘Open Sessions’ can be booked via the ‘BOOK NOW’ button below which will take you to our calendar of dates.  If you want a private / group session contact us directly

What do I need to wear:

Unless you have an amazing balance – you are very likely to get wet!  We suggest either bringing your own wetsuit or we may be  able to supply wetsuits, if needed.  Otherwise – bring a complete change of clothing and footwear, plus a towel.

Do I need to be able to swim:

No!  You will wear a Buoyancy Aid and helmet.

What others have said:

As seen on the BBC  (follow link for film)

And featured in The Times Newspaper

What now:

Contact us for details including dates for 2019

Book now