Get on board and have some fun. Kayaking is a great way to discover the outdoors!
To develop your skills and progress through a set pathway we offer the BCU accredited awards.
WHAT IS KAYAKING?Kayaking is a great way to discover the great outdoors! Much like a Canoe, a Kayak is a light weight and narrow boat which has pointed ends, but rather than being completely open topped like a Canoe, a Kayak just has a small opening on the top to fit into.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?Improved cardiovascular fitness; improved muscle strength, particularly in the back, arms, shoulders and chest; improved torso and leg strength and it’s a low impact activity. More importantly it leaves you with a permanent smile on your face and the motivation for more! The benefits you discover from your engagement with paddlesports can last a lifetime. And it is easier than ever to get involved in canoeing these days with a range of pay and play sessions available. Check out Active Nation’s Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre in Southampton if you fancy a go.
IS IT FOR ME?
If you love the great outdoors and are looking for a new activity adventure then paddlesports are a great way to get started. Who knows where it may lead?
Canoeing and Kayaking are very similar, but a Kayak gives you more freedom to take on white water, do roll’s and be a bit more adventurous.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
- Simply get in touch with Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre or your nearest paddlesports club to get started. The team will be able to advise you about what you need – but initially you just need to book onto a discovery course or activity, turn up and be prepared to have fun, get active and learn a new skill.