Let's Paddle Wigan #BringYourOwnBoat

Let's Paddle Wigan #BringYourOwnBoat

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Location

Top Lock Wigan - Lock 65

65 Leeds and Liverpool Canal Tow Path

Aspull

WN2 1JT

United Kingdom

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Join us with your own paddle equipment for a FREE, instructor led paddle session

About this event

Do you own a canoe, SUP or kayak and would like a bit of guidance from a qualified instructor, the opportunity to explore a new area, gain confidence, or meet likeminded people?

Bring your canoe, kayak or stand up paddleboard and join our team of professionally qualified instructors for a paddle on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal from Wigan Top Lock in Aspull. Receive hints and tips on how to set up your board or get into a kayak safely. Enjoy a leisurely paddle along the canal towards Haigh Hall.

We aim to get on the water 10 - 11:30 am, please arrive dressed ready to paddle and have your kit set up for a 9:45am pre-activity briefing. Sessions take place on the first Saturday of each month.

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Please book one ticket per person. These sessions are designed for adults and children from seven years old upwards. Under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult on the water, alternatively, you can walk along the towpath and remain within line of sight of your child taking part in the paddle session.

All craft welcome, including stand up paddleboard, canoes, kayaks.

In order to join us, you must:

  • Bring your own paddle equipment: canoe, kayak or SUP
  • Have British Canoe membership (or equivalent)
  • Wear a correctly fitting buoyancy aid
  • Use equipment which is in good working order
  • Stay with your instructor for the full session
  • Be ready to paddle at 9:45 am for the pre-activity briefing.
  • If you arrive for this session after the group have left, you should not access the water without instructor supervision
  • Please park your vehicle considerately

Covid-19 Guidelines

COVID-19 compliance 2021

If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, or have been in contact with someone tested positive with COVID-19, please do not attend the event.

Walk ins will not be accepted. If you can no longer attend, please cancel your ticket via Eventbrite or please get in touch with us to allow another person(s) a chance to take part.

Donate to Let’s Activity!

The Canal & River Trust’s Let’s Activity campaign is free to attend as part of our work as a waterways and wellbeing charity to help everyone get out, get active and make their lives better by water by learning to paddle. You can now support the work our teams do with children and families and make a donation on our website here.

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