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BCU, The British Canoe Union.

The sports governing body for the UK

Benifits for members include discounts at AS Watersports

Canoe England is the English department of the BCU helping develop canoeing and kayaking in England. www.canoe-england.org.uk
Paddling Forums, there are more but these are popular.    

UK Rivers Guidebook.

The busiest paddling forum in the UK. A great online river guide, forum sections for events, competitions, canoes, sea and surf, inland, private sales and coaching info.

Anglers Afloat is the one stop shop forum for kayak fishing. News, products and events. www.anglersafloat.co.uk
Playak. A European based forum focusing on White Water. An excellent news watch which brings up all the cool stuff on the web. www.playak.com
  Song of the paddle. The open canoe forum. For all things single blade. www.songofthepaddle.co.uk
Coaching services and outdoor activity providers All these companies and coaches come recommended by AS Watersports.  

A.S On the water.

Our in house coaching provided by Liam Kirkham. Introduction to kayaking, kayaking lessons, canoeing lessons, Introduction to Sit on top kayak lessons, Sit on top kayak safety tuition, BCU star tests and awards, guided trips and more. All based on the Exeter canal just meters away from our waterside shop.

A.S On the Water

Canoe Control. Kayak and canoe coaching in the UK, French Alps and world wide from experienced coach Stuart Woodward.

Gene17 are at the forefront of modern kayaking technique. Dynamic and progressive coaching from the some of the worlds leading paddlers in the UK and amazing locations world wide. www.gene17kayaking.com
Fluid Skills. Run by Darren Joy Fluid skills provide all levels of canoe and kayak coaching and first aid training. www.fluidskills.com
Mike Bradford is a Sea kayaking and adventurous activities instructor based in Devon. Highly recommedned for Sea Kayak coaching and guided trips and mountainering. http://www.mike-bradford.co.uk
Wet and High Offer coaching, training, assessments and guiding in almost all outdoor activities. Kayaking, canoeing, gorge walking, coasteering, hill walking, mountain climbing. SW Based but can travel to any location the UK. www.wetandhigh.co.uk

Sea Kayaking South West.

North Devon has some amazing coastline. Rob McIntyre has over 20 years coaching experience.


Sea Kayak Devon.

Guided sea kayak trips and skills courses for all abilities, based out of Dartmouth in the beautiful county of Devon.


Inspiring Adventure. Specialists in providing outdoor adventure course in the UK and worldwide.

Including canoe and kayak coaching and tuition. Based in the SW.

Go Coasteering offer South West based Coasteering adventures as well as Open canoe and kayaking tuition from the very experienced and qualified Keith Putman www.gocoasteering.com

Exmoor Adventures

provides a range of outdoor activities including Coasteering, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Canoeing, Raft Building, Archery, Hill Walking, Orienteering and Team Building activities across North Devon and Somerset.


International Coaching and Guiding

for sea kayaking and white water from BCU level 5 coach Lee Pooley. On all courses and trips, Lee brings his unique and highly successful individualized, modern coaching and development strategies.


ADVENTURE REHAB – Using the outdoors as a clinic the ADVENTURE REHAB team of coaches, mentors and physiotherapists, deliver innovative & challenging rehabilitation, aimed at getting active amputees back to the life they want.


Paddlecrest Coaching is Owned and operated operated by Richard Uren, BCU Level 5 Sea Coach. Based in Penzance, Cornwall, Richard can offer personal and individualized courses to meet your needs in all aspects of sea kayaking skills, training or guiding. 1:1 coaching a specialty. www.seacornwall.com

Sit on top, canoe and Kayak hire    
Totnes Kayaks. Canoe and kayak hire on the River Dart at Stoke Gabriel, Totnes. They also offer kayak and canoe coaching. www.totneskayaks.co.uk

Saddles and Paddles.

Canoe, Kayak and Sit on top hire in Exeter.


Kayak Hub Exeter

Kayak Hub is a mobile sit on top and canoe hire business. Meet them where you want to paddle.


Outdoor centres

Haven Banks provide lots of activities and tuition in a huge number of outdoor sports from ages 8 - upwards. These include kayaking, canoeing, sailing, climbing, caving, archery and more. www.haven-banks.co.uk

Adventure International

Is a multi-activity centre that has been running since 1979. It is set in the heart of Bude, a small town on the north coast of Cornwall. The Centre overlooks some of Britain's most spectacular and rugged coastline.


Outdoor Adventure

is located at Widemouth Bay in Cornwall. Overlooking the north Cornwall coast they offer kayak, canoeing, surfing and other activities for groups.

Shoreline is based in Bude and headed up by World Champion Surf kayaker Simon Hammond. Get the best in surf kayak tuition, kayaking, canoeing, sea kayaking, climbing and more. www.shorelineactivities.co.uk
  Weymouth outdoor education centre is a county council run outdoor centre providing outdoor activities for 3-19 year olds and other courses for individuals and groups.  Weymouth Outdoor education centre
Dartmoor Outdoor Company operate form Tavistock on the west side of Dartmoor. www.outdoor-instructor-training.co.uk
Sea Sports South West. Sea kayaking, sailing, windsurfing and powerboat courses based in Teignmouth Devon. www.seasports-sw.com

Further Education - Colleges


Exeter College offers a wide range of programmes at all levels in Outdoor Adventurous Activities as well as apprenticeships in the Outdoor Industry. All courses and programmes operate out of Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre which is soon to open a new £5.6m build in April 2013 with state of the art facilities for the outdoor adventure education industry.

South Devon College’s Adventure Sport department operates from Vantage Point, and from the new state-of-the-art centre at Noss on the River Dart. Our Marine Academy offers an excellent range of courses www.southdevon.ac.uk
Duchy College offer a range of course for budding outdoor activity instructors. www.cornwall.ac.uk
Bicton College offer  range of outdoor education courses. www.bicton.ac.uk
Marjon College is part of the University of Plymouth. They offer a variety of courses in outdoor education. www.marjon.ac.uk
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