Canoeing is one of our most popular activities and with Mountain Monkeys you can guarantee your canoeing will be 'splash-tastic'!
The beauty of canoeing, also known as open canoeing. Great for beginners who would like to get out on the water. We can provide basic canoe sessions either at our centre or on one the many canal networks or flat lakes provide the perfect introduction. As well as the opportunity to be in one canoe, we can also connect two boats together to offer more stanbility and team work, which is ideal for younger participants and school groups.
By the end of the session we aim to provide you with the skills necessary to control your open boat canoe. After a short warm up and some coaching in basic canoe strokes a journey across the lake or down the canal will lead to a pleasant day. Paddling skills will be coached in a fun environment, involving games as well as personal coaching.
Kayaking and Canoeing Taster Sessions
Would you like to try canoeing at our centre this summer, or why not try one of our lovely Canoe Paddle Trips
Open Taster Sessions
We run a number of taster sessions throughout the year at our centre Carr Mill Dam, St Helens. Each session is two hours in duration and offers you the chance of how to learn how to paddle in a safe enviroment whilst being coached by one of our instructors.
Wednesday Evenings: 18:30 until 20:30,
6/4/19, 4/5/19, 1/6/18, 6/7/19, 3/8/19, 7/9/19, 5/10/19
Cost Under 18’s £20.00 | Adults £25.00
Open Paddle Trips
13/4/19 River Weaver Trip – Easy river paddle trip through Cheshire countryside
22/6/19 Paddle in the Sky Trip - Two magnificent Aqueducts at Pontcysyllte and Chirk, alomg the Llangollen Canal.
26/5/19 Lancashire Pie Paddle - Wigan Top Lock to Bottnay Bay.
21/4/19 and 11/8/19 Manchester Paddle –Paddle Trip around the city, past stadiums, tall buildings and beneath the bustle
18/8/19 Windermere Paddle Challenge – A full day paddling the whole length of the biggest lake in England.