Rolling on the river

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There’s no need to ‘leave a good job in the city’ to enjoy the River Lune this summer.

Lancaster and District Canoe Club are recruiting people who would like to try their hand at kayaking and canoeing as part of new beginner courses starting Thursday, 24th April.

Delivered by fully qualified Canoe England coaches, the introductory courses offer something for everyone, whether it’s a lazy float down the river enjoying the surrounding views, a new family fun summer activity, or the start of whole new white water adventure.

Founded in 1984 by a small group of canoeists, Lancaster and District Canoe Club runs on an entirely voluntary basis, and has over the years introduced the sport to many local people through its annual intake of the ‘One Star Introduction to Paddlesports’ British Canoe Union course.

Although there are no promises of finding Toad Hall, there is certainly a lot of fun in trying, as part of a very friendly and sociable club. Courses are six weeks in duration, commencing with an induction evening at 6.30pm on Thursday, April 24, at the Scout Hut on Halton Road, opposite Skerton Cemetery.

Places include the free use of all necessary equipment, as well as free annual membership for the Canoe Club including free progression onto higher level awards.

To book your place now visit