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New Paddlers

We are a diverse club covering at least four canoeing and kayaking disciplines including two competitive ones (click "Sections" from the menu). While each section can give you specific details about how, when and where they offer introduction sessions below is a guide to general sessions that will get you started.

Club Nite Tuesdays @7:00pm - 9:00pm

Club nitge is open to all club members but especially useful for new starters or those with limited experience. There are usually coaches or experienced paddlers on hand to help you hone those skills and the relatively friendly club site on the river Goyt on Dale Road in Marple (Map)


The Slalom Junior section (Marlins) also train on a Tuesday night between 6.30 and 7.30pm see our Slalom page.

You can hire basic equipment (boats, paddles, helmet and buoyancy aid) but you must bring clothes to paddle in


  • Waterproof top (cagoule)

  • Some trousers/shorts

  • Trainers (they will get wet!!)

  • Dry clothes to change back into

Sunday Open Session 10:00 - 12:30

Open to all club members, for new starters, those with limited experience or those wanting to see what the club's about. There usually at least two "Duty Officers" staffing the club at the site who can show you around and take you out on the water. Note our duty officers have varied experience and may feel they do not have enough experience to take you out (it is at their discretion). We often have a coach or other experienced paddlers on hand to help out but this is not guaranteed. As above you can hire equipment to get you on the water and paddling.

Pool Starter Sessions - October to March

We run starter sessions at Hazel Grove Pool on Sundays, 7:00 - 8:00pm between October and March. They're designed to teach people with little or no paddling skills to get to the stage where they're able to attend our regular club sessions at the club or progress to one of our competitive sections (Polo, Slalom) or on White Water or the Sea.

Taster Sessions - April - September

We offer taster sessions during the warm(ish) weather in the spring and summer. Generally it's one every month all held at the club site in Marple, 6.30 - 9.30pm

News and Updates for New Paddlers

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