DCFC Academy Tackle the River Trent

We spent a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon with the Scholars and Staff from DCFC Academy.  Usually more at home on the pitch, they impressed us with their paddling skills and enthusiasm.  Some still have work to do with practising navigation (that was before they even got on the water) but they all found us eventually!   […]

Staff Outing!

Yes, it’s the height of the English summer, and we are really busy trying to help everyone who wants to get out on the water.  The River Trent is looking gorgeous and we are hugely grateful that lots of you want to enjoy it!But it means we don’t have as much time to get out […]

Canal Adventures

You may have noticed that June has been unusually wet!  Spending as much time as we do by the River Trent, we watch the changes in water level with great interest.  We also follow the Environment Agency’s frequently upated website which gives us a very clear picture.   Of course, sometimes we have to make […]

Burton Round Table

Burton Round Table came for an Evening Paddle and BBQ, to take full advantage of the long light evenings. It had been pretty chilly and grey all day, but the skies cleared, and it turned into a beautiful sunny evening, with barely any wind; perfect paddling conditions in fact.  One of the members is an […]

Beautiful May Paddling

We have been enjoying excellent paddling conditions on the river throughout May, with a lovely mixture of team building events, and private gatherings.  There’s enough room on the River Trent to make you feel like you have it all to yourself, but it’s a great activity to share with friends.There is wildlife everywhere you look […]

Fun in the Sun

We can’t remember early May ever being so beautiful.  We had a great weekend’s paddling, and everyone managed to avoid the terrific thunderstorm late on Saturday afternoon. This weekend we had seasoned canoeists and complete novices out on the water.  Our Taster Paddle, from our base down to Swarkestone, is just over 3 miles and […]

Evening Paddling

Last night’s Special Evening Taster Paddle felt like the first proper summer evening, with beautifully calm, warm conditions.  The Kingfishers were out, and several of our Adventurers spotted them, such a treat.  There isn’t a better place to see them than from a canoe on the river!  We’ll be doing lots more evening paddles this […]

Summer Weather!

SPECIAL OFFER! To celebrate the arrival of summer weather, we are offering free tea and cake after our taster paddle at 6pm this Thursday 5th May. Evenings on the water are perfect for this short trip, and we are charging £30 per canoe for 2 or 3 Adventurers. Ring to book! 07876751599 or send us […]

Booking Now!

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