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Touring Award

14 June at 9:30 am 15 June at 5:30 pm

This course is open to paddlers who’ve completed Paddle Explore or equivalent and are looking to consolidate their skills and build their experience in a slightly more challenging environments.

Your Touring Award endorses your skill, judgment and decision making required to
have a successful day on a river or estuary. You will be confident in planning and
undertaking journeys with proficient skills to be in control throughout. Your award
should be seen as a sound basis for building the experience and knowledge
associated with the Open Water Touring Award holders.

British Canoeing

Who is this for?

This is a 2-day course. We’ll start the day on the beautiful and pollution-free Silver Wing Lake where we’ll practice rescue and open water skills. Day 2 will be on a picturesque stretch of the Thames nearby, where we can complete a journey and develop our moving water skills.

This course is suited to people who have a decent bit of paddling experience under their belt and want to branch out. Perhaps you’ve invested in a paddleboard, canoe or a touring kayak. You’ve learned the strokes & have good control of your craft (equivalent to Paddle Explore level) and now want to build the skills needed to undertake more ambitious journeys in a Sheltered Water environment.

Please bring your normal paddling gear and craft. If you need to borrow a boat, please let me know in advance.

While the awarding body does not set a lower age limit for this course, we are not licensed to deliver adventure training to under 18s unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Where will it be held?

Silver Wing Lake, Wraysbury (M25 Junction 13, West of London)

Silver Wing Sailing Club
Staines Rd, Wraysbury, London TW19 5AG United Kingdom
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Course & certification fees

This course is available at no cost to members of Hampton Canoe Club. Participants will just need to pay the British Canoeing Certification and access fee for the reservoir.

The fee for all other participants is shown below and the fee includes the Paddle UK certification fee.

Places are automatically reserved upon receipt of fees, please choose an option:


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Paddle UK Touring Award (adult)
Includes certification and access fees
HCC club members (club boat)
Covers access fees and certification with Paddle UK

Question? Queries?

Andy Cockayne


About me

I enjoy delivering safe experiences in a caring environment and supporting participants to move toward their goals.

With over 25 years’ experience of paddling, leading and coaching, I take great care to understand each individual’s goals and deliver fun days of learning. My off-the-water experience leading teams and running businesses all comes into play, and I enjoy the challenge and variety of delivering high quality outdoor learning.

I’m a Paddle UK (British Canoeing) Level 3 Coach, Safety Tutor and Coach Developer who paddles open canoes, touring ‘K1s’ (racing-style boats), sea kayaks, white water boats and Stand Up Paddleboards.