British Canoeing uses the term Paddle-Ability to refer to all activity for disabled people, be it specialist activity or as part of mainstream opportunities. The term Paddle-Ability focuses on a person’s ability to take part in paddlesport rather than their disability.

Paddle-Ability sessions enable disabled people to take part in activity with other disabled people as part of a club or groups specifically for disabled people or, more frequently, alongside their non-disabled friends and family.

Trentham Canoe Club offers regular Paddle-Ability sessions with access to our own Dragon boats run by Dave and Lynda Whiston and Gavyn Rudd. To find out more please email

Representative: Gavyn (with support from Dave.)

Trentham Canoe Club