Welcome to Slea Paddlers 2021
So who are Slea Paddlers?
We are a mix of experienced and young canoeists following a past time enjoyed by all.
As a "Clubmark" awarded club, we show that we provide the right environment which ensures the welfare of members and encourages everyone to enjoy our sport and stay involved throughout their lives.
As an accredited club we are recognised as a safe, rewarding and fulfilling place for participants of all ages as well as helping parents and carers know that they're choosing the right club for their young people, and by conforming to these standards our coaches have the relevant coaching awards from level 1 - 3 and have knowledge of and work within the remit of "Safe guarding and the protection of children". Click here to view our Club Mark Certificate
Other events include paddling through Grantham which has a number of small weirs which are ideal for the introduction of moving water to the less experienced members. We also travel around the country to places such as Ripon in North Yorkshire, Llangollen in Wales spending the day on the river getting used to moving water up to grade 2. The Washburn is another location for the more experienced paddler. The National White Water Centre in Nottingham, the White Water Centre in Northampton and a very playful weir in Newark on the River Trent are other locations we travel too.
Members can also undertake the BCU's Three Lakes Challenge which is to paddle the largest lakes in England, Scotland & Wales. There are additional challenges such as the Trent Loop, which is a 13 mile paddle in and around Nottingham itself.
We use a variety of boats including kayaks, canoes, SUP's (Stand Up Boards), sit on tops and we even have a coracle. All equipment can be provided by the club.
None of our events could take place without the support of the parents of the younger members and other volunteers who do a lot of the ferrying around both with the equipment and paddlers who need to move cars to the end of a particular run.
The Club welcomes any new members into a friendly and challenging environment.
If you require any further information please use our 'Contact Us' page.