Introduction to Paddlesport - Try Kayaking or Canoeing

Have you have ever fancied an Introduction to Paddlesport, try kayaking or canoeing or just want to improve your paddling? Come & Have a Go! Based at Ellerton Lake in North Yorkshire, we have a range of taster sessions to suit your needs all in a fun, relaxed way with qualified instructors to let you try the different types of craft available for paddlesport.



Lasting for approximately 1.5 hours, Taster is ideal for finding out if you enjoy paddling. Your choice of Kayak or Canoe, we provide the equipment you need. Our experienced coaches will accompany you as you enjoy discovering paddlesport for the first time.

Session times:

10am - 11.30am, 11.30am - 1pm, 1.30pm - 3pm, 3pm - 4.30pm.


Lasting for approximately 3 hours, Introduction will give you the skill and confidence to paddle on the lake. Your choice of Kayak or Canoe, we provide the equipment you need. Our coaches will cover the basic paddle strokes and rescue techniques; all in a relaxed fun environment.

Session times: Introduction sessions will be a morning or afternoon, combining two of the taster sessions.


Once you have mastered the basics, Development will move you through the more advanced strokes and rescues. This 6 hour session, in your choice of Kayak or Canoe, will give you the skills and an action plan for day trips on flat water. All the equipment provided.

Session times: A full development session will be all day, combining all of the taster sessions times.


Taster  (Family)

Introduction (Family)

Development (Family)


£28 (*£70)

£40 (*£115)

£65 (*£195)

Canoe Solo

£28 (*£70)

£40 (*£115)

£65 (*£195)

Canoe Tandem

£42 (*£58)

£58 (*£95)

£100 (*£156)

  • * Family ticket is 2 adults & 2 children under 14years
  •    Includes water fee

Ellerton Park

Ellerton Park is a fresh water, spring fed 60 acre lake with a large touring caravan park located in the village of Ellerton near to the A1, Richmond and Northallerton. The Lakeside Farm Shop and Country Cafe is located within a short distance from the lake offering a wide range of fresh farm produce together with homemade food.

On a sunny day - "there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as messing about in boats."

Kenneth Grahame - The Wind in the Willows.

How to get there: Directions to Ellerton Lake

See calendar for dates.

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Event Details & Venues
Tue, 27 Aug 2019 10:00 -> Tue, 27 Aug 2019 15:00
Taster sessions available at Ellerton Lake
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 10:00 -> Thu, 15 Aug 2019 15:00
Taster Sessions available at Ellerton Lake

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