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What are they?

Our Go Paddling Starter Sessions are ideal for people who have never been canoeing or kayaking before and want to try it. 

We run paddlesports every Saturday morning - 10am to 11:00am. on the River Soar in Leicester. Sometimes we paddle north towards Birstall and sometimes south towards Leicester City Centre. This is an Instructor lead activity. You can choose the style of boat, our kayaks are either Sit-on-tops or 'Closed Cockpit' kayaks which typically take one person; or we have a choice of 'Open' canoes which can hold one or two people. 

Easy to book with our online calendar by clicking here

Following from our paddlesport beginner sessions, participants can also participate in Go Canoeing Tours, which are longer trips along the River Soar. You can choose to use either canoe or kayak.

In the warmer months we also offer paddleboarding.

To book online click here, select click the blue BOOK NOW button, then select one of the Saturday morning paddlesport beginner activities.

Prices are standard Adventure Club rates, £12.00 for non members and £10.80 for members. 

Membership is £15 and lasts 12 months. (Membership currently has to be paid for over the phone or in person.)

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Extra Information

Canoes, paddles, buoyancy aids are all provided, and waterproofs are available without cost if required - we have a variety of sizes.

You are more than welcome to use any of your own kit as you wish - if the coach deems it suitable and safe to do so.

In the Winter Months we recommend you bring warm clothes including Hats and Gloves.

Free car parking is available on site and is without height restriction.

Changing, shower and toilet facilities are available on site.

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Terms & Conditions

Full payment is required at the time of booking. Bookings are non-refundable and are transferable only at the discretion of LOPC management, with at least 48 hours’ notice. All participants must fill in a consent form, for children this must be signed by their legal parent or guardian.

If rain levels have cause the River Soar to be unsafe to paddle we will endeavour to give you as much notice as possible and will either rearrange your booking on to another Tour or issue a refund in full.

Data Protection: By accepting the Terms and Conditions of Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre you are consenting to your name, date of birth, postcode, gender and email address being passed on to British Canoeing, the governing body for canoeing in the UK.

This will be used for statistical reporting on Go Canoeing to support with monitoring participation. Personal data will be used only in accordance with BC's notification under the Data Protection Act 1998 in line with GDPR guidelines and in compliance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your contact details will not be passed to third parties without your consent.

By signing the consent form you are consenting to this information being passed on to British Canoeing

Your information will not be passed on to any other parties.