Hambleton Paddlers Canoe Club

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Carlton Miniott
Hambleton Paddlers is a family friendly club formed in 2002. It offers a range of trips and events for its members in a fun, safe and inclusive environment.The Club has an impressive range of kit and equipment, allowing participation in kayaking (touring/moving water/play-boating), open boating, sit-on-tops and stand-up-paddleboards, which can be used on all club events, and borrowed  by club members for personal use. The Club is based at Carlton Lodge Activity Centre near Thirsk, although its members come from all over the region. We hold regular sessions at Carlton Lodge during the summer, where members have exclusive access to a number of large lakes, which offers shelter from the wind. At these sessions we have informal paddles, games, practice rescue techniques and provide 1-2-1 and group skills training and coaching and can progress up to 3 Star. We have a number of qualified and experienced coaches, and will support committed members to progress through the BC coaching scheme. We also hold a summer camp, weekends away, regular river, canal and lake trips, including trips on moving water and trips to Tees Barrage white water course, which is on our doorstep. We have a strong open boating group that run regular events and are always on the look out for single blade purists. The group comprises people of all ages, but has a core of elderly members who enjoy paddling on peaceful water in the beautiful countryside. In the winter months we continue to run shorter trips, and hold regular pool sessions where we teach our members in kayaks how to roll and rescue each other, as well as developing paddling techniques. The Club also has a special category of membership called the "Water Wombles" which is all about environmental work, including supporting the Canals and Rivers Trust Plastic Challenge, and organise many plastic scavenges on rivers and canals, and work with other land based litter picking groups on joint events. We hold taster sessions for potential new members at Carlton Lodge. Just contact the Club membership officer at: hambletonpaddlers02@gmail.com for more information. 

Awards and Qualifications

Family Friendly

Junior Sessions


Pool Sessions

River Clean Ups

Sea Paddling

Social Paddles

White Water Paddling


Changing Facilities

Equipment Storage