What We Offer

What We Offer


We run two beginner courses per year, one in April and one in May. If you already have paddling experience, we offer an assessed paddle with one of our coaches, to find out where your paddling skills need boosting and whether the club can accommodate your development needs.

This also gives you the chance to decide if you would like to join us as a member.

Each beginner course runs over four consecutive Sundays. The first two weeks are on the relatively still waters of the Navigation and the second two weeks are spent on the gently moving River Lea, including a simple weir.

Our beginner courses are run in closed cockpit kayaks, but we are able to offer courses in Canadian canoes on request.

Coaching is delivered by British Canoeing qualified volunteer coaches.

The main aim of our coaching is to enable you to have fun paddling on the water whilst keeping safe.

White Water Kayaking

We have several local weirs where you can develop moving water skills, and also have regular trips to the Nene White Water Centre, where you can develop even further.

The club is lucky enough to be near the Lee Valley White Water Centre, where many of our members get together to paddle the Legacy and Olympic courses.

We also offer residential trips, to the Usk, Tryweryn, Dart and Dee, but to name a few.

Kayak Touring

Touring, or flat water kayaking, is for those who like a tranquil paddle on rivers and open water (including lakes and estuaries).

Members can hone their skills on our 'Hertford Loop' while taking in the beautiful scenery or paddle further afield on one of our occasional trips to other locations, such as the Great Ouse, or River Ivel. 


Canoes (also known as Canadian canoes) are another great way of seeing the lakes and rivers. 

The Club has a number of canoes for members to hire, for individuals and pairs, to paddle tandem.

Similar to kayaking, we are able to offer trips to both sheltered and moving water environments. If you have never paddled a canoe before and are interested in receiving coaching, please see the coaching section above for more information.