In a pleasant, safe environment enjoy any form of paddling; canoe or kayak!

If you are wondering if paddling is for you, PaddleXperience can provide the opportunity in a way that is tailored to what you wish to gain from the session. If you wish to go touring on rivers or lakes, PaddleXperience can provide you with the skills and information or provide a guide for the trip.

If you just need some skill to paddle competently with friends, PaddleXperience can run skill sessions in groups or for individuals. From basics to advanced, at a pace to suit yourself.

While paddling with us you will always be supervised by experienced, qualified British Canoeing Coaches.


If you would like to use Groupon or other such sites, we are on many and you can come to us with a discount!

If you would like to book directly with us, get in touch through email or phone call where we can organise the event for you and begin the booking process. You will receive a booking form and health questionnaire from us which both need to be completed before the event. 

Please get in touch if there are any queries you have, our admin staff are happy to help; but if there is no instant reply we may be on a river!

About your session

Our instructor will have you getting to grips with the basics of Kayaking, helping you feel confident on the water. This is done on the River Derwent (The Boat House in Ebchester, County Durham) or at Ellerton Lake located near Scorton, North Yorkshire. It is weather dependent on river levels and wind; but a spot of rain won't stop us from having fun out there!

Usually running introductory sessions for about:

1.5 hours: From £25 per person

If you're looking for more than an introduction, i.e. a river trip or more skilled sessions please get in touch with us and we will try to fit a session/day to your requirements.

2.5 hours: From £40 per person (development session)

Day: From £65 per person (river or lake trip - venue may be dependent on client requirements/abilities) 

What to expect:

You will be provided with a buoyancy aid and other safety equipment if required. Remember your spare change of clothes if the day doesn't go as plan! 

We are able to provide wetsuits/wet shoes if you contact us before the event.