A very warm welcome to Hambleton Paddlers
Established in 2002, Hambleton Paddlers is a family-friendly club offering a wide range of activities and events catering for everyone from complete beginners to experienced paddlers. Based in beautiful North Yorkshire, we are blessed with a great selection of locations for enjoying the water and operate a busy schedule of events throughout the year.
Hambleton Paddlers aim to introduce anyone to the pleasures of kayaking and canoeing in a safe environment. We promote the [British Canoeing] (https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/) Award Scheme and for those who wish to aspire to the coaching side of the sport, we have an active support scheme in operation.
Over the summer months Hambleton Paddlers Canoe Club is based at [Carlton Lodge Activity Centre] (https://www.carltonlodge.org.uk/), where we hold our weekly lake-based Club sessions, that offer both structured training and fun based activities.
When the weather turns chilly, Hambleton Paddlers take to the waters of [Richmond Swimming Pool] (https://richmond-swimming-pool.rltrust.org.uk/) to enhance our skills learnt ready for the next trip! This year, however, due to Covid-19 restrictions, we will be running activities away from the pool when the weather allows.
Our [British Canoeing] (https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/) registered club coaches deliver high quality training suited to both open canoe and kayak paddlers at various levels of ability. Hambleton Paddlers own a fleet of kayaks and Canadian canoes which are available for use by club members. We also have a full range of buoyancy aids, cagoules, helmets, spray decks, paddles and other equipment for members to use.
We run regular kayak touring trips and have several Pyrhana Fusions for members to use. When staying close to home, one of our favourite locations is the River Ure between Ripon and Boroughbridge, but we also paddle on the River Swale and River Ouse. For trips further afield, we regularly travel to the The Lake District where we also hold a Summer camp.
White Water Kayak
We have club members at different levels of white water ability and have a number of Dagger GT series boats for members to use. Various locations are used for whitewater paddling including Howsham Weir on the River Derwent, and for the even more adventurous, Tees Barrage International White Water Centre.
We have members of the club interested in utilising open boats and have a significant number of canoes for members to borrow. Members who prefer to paddle in canoes are welcome to join any of the kayak touring trips and we occasionally run canoeing events so all members can hone their open-boat skills.