Recreational Paddling

Timetable: Sunday (9am-11am): Recreational paddling, involving taster sessions. Take a look at the schedules by clicking on one of these: (NOTE: Informational purposes only, please book in advance. Enquire, HERE!)



Trentham Canoe Club has a wide range of kayaks and canoes for standard recreational paddling. These are your typical single seater plastic kayaks and open boat ‘Canadian’ canoes. Kayaks are great for all round fitness and individual skill whilst the open canoes can provide a nice alternative for families and friends wanting to share the same boat.

The plastic recreational boats are often the first step into the world of kayaking or canoeing and a lot of the core skills and techniques are learnt whilst paddling plastic recreational boats. We run regular courses to teach the British Canoeing 1 Star and 2 Star skills in these craft by our highly qualified, volunteer coaches.

Club night sessions for recreational boats is on Mondays at 6pm. Sessions run for around two hours and all equipment is provided. Once you have learnt the core skills involved in mastering these craft you can progress to other forms of the sport including race boats or canoe polo.

The club runs regular trips on canals, rivers and to the sea to do a bit of surf kayaking. There are always plenty of opportunities to get involved in the different events.

For more information please contact our recreational representative, Hadrian Smith by emailing

Representative: Hadrian.

Trentham Canoe Club