Discover Canoeing

British Canoeing Discover Award

Using a Canadian canoe, or open boat as they are known, is a great way to get on the water and explore rivers and lakes. Stable and roomy, you can sit comfortably in them and still have plenty of room for food, camping equipment etc.

The Discover Award allows you to develop your decision making and practical skills for a fun and safe time on the water, taking you on the next steps towards becoming a proficient and independent paddler. Learn how to choose and effectively use equipment, whilst developing an understanding of the factors which affect your paddling; giving you the confidence to progress to making your own choices with the Explore Award.




The award is usually delivered over a day. All equipment is supplied including canoeing jacket and bouyancy aid. Hots drinks supplied during the course, please bring your own snacks and lunch.

Venue: Ellerton Park, Scorton, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 6AP

The location has toilets and showers available, sometimes a snack van as well. There is a fee payable to use the lake and this is included in the course cost.

Link to directions: Location 

Please be aware that a SatNav will take you into the village, follow the signs when you get close.

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