Fancy a water adventure? Check out your local canoe club for National Go Canoeing Week from May 27 to June 4
Why: Canoeing is a great way to explore our waterways and get fit at the same time. Even if you’re just taking part in a gentle paddle, being outside and close to nature will lower your stress levels, help you sleep better and make you a happier person. It’s a chance to meet ne w people, most clubs have a thriving social scene and attract members of all ages and interests
How it works: Your local canoeing club is the best place to start. A club can provide you with all the equipment you need and will be able to arrange lessons to help you gain the necessary skills. Whether you’re looking to meet new people, improve your fitness or learn new skills, your local club will be able to help.
Benefits: Asides from being fun - Canoeing is a very accessible sport and is great for kids and adults alike - it’s affordable, many canoe clubs will offer free taster sessions and hire out equipment. The hobby also broadens your horizons, exploring canals and rivers all over.
Ribble Canoe Club
Based in Preston, members meet on Tuesdays at the Hand and Dagger in Treales (near Kirkham) for a paddle up the Lancaster Canal and Fridays at Fulwood Leisure Centre
Garstang Canoe & Kayak Club
Meets each Wednesday at the Garstang Sports & Social Club and at the town’s swimming pool through the winter. All abilities welcome free starter sessions during national canoe week
Euxton Canoe Club
The club offers British Canoe Union coaching. Members use Birkacre Lake and Brinscall swimming baths during the winter
Clitheroe Canoe Club
Clitheroe Canoe Club will be having an open day 10am - 4pm Saturday May 27 All welcome to have a go at kayaking or canoeing. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Free event
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