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4 week Adult Beginner Kayak course

Letchworth Garden City
kayak - Up to 6 people


This course comprises 3 x 1 hour pool sessions (8th, 15th & 22nd March) followed by a morning's paddle on a local slow-moving river in Hertford (29th March). It is suitable for those who have never kayaked before, or for those with very little experience, and aims to teach basic paddle skills which you can then put into practice on a river. The course also covers basic safety whilst on the water, including capsize drills in the pool. On completing the course, participants will receive discounted membership to the club.

What to bring

Pool sessions:



Rash vest/old t-shirt (optional)

River trip:

Swimsuit, leggings or similar, thermal top or similar, old trainers or wetsuit boots, cagoule.

Wetsuit (optional).

(Helmets, buoyancy aids and spraydecks will be provided.)


Ability to swim 25m

Willingness to put head under water


Pool sessions: Getting in and out of a kayak, capsize drill, forward paddling, stopping, turning

River trip: Further details will be given out on the course, but meeting time will be 10am at Hertford (Hartham common) and we are likely to be on the water for approx 2 hours.


Rigid: Guaranteed full refund if cancelling 5 days prior.

You will be entitled to a full refund under the following circumstances:

  • If your booking is under £200 and you cancelled at least a full 72h prior to the activity start time.
  • If your booking is over £200 and you cancelled at least a full 5 days prior to the activity start time.
  • If the centre cancels the activity at any time.

If the conditions on the day aren’t ideal but the activity still takes place, you will not be eligible for a refund.

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Where we'll meet

As you come into the Leisure Centre, there is a slip road immediately on your left. We park along here and use the side door of the pool. (Look out for all the kayaks!)

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