Learn to row and taster sessions


Taster sessions are now closed for summer 2019


Usual times will be:

Wednesday 6pm or Thursday 6pm. Please contact us for details.


Taster session

Never tried rowing before?

We offer a 2 hour taster session in an eight, four, or single person boat with an instructor and experienced rowers.


Learn to row sessions

Completed a taster session and want to carry on learning?

We can arrange learn to row sessions with an instructor, usually in groups with other beginners or experienced rowers.


Recreational sessions

Completed your learn to row sessions or used to row and want to get back on the water for a paddle?

We offer group outings with our current members on a membership or pay as you go basis via a weekly sign up.


Participants must be over 18 years old for all sessions.


2019 price list

Taster session: £15 per person, £5 student rate

Learn to row session: £8.50 per session or £50 for 6 block booked sessions

Pay as you go session: £5



Frequently asked questions


Do I need to have a good level of fitness to try it out?

You do not need to be a super fit athlete to try rowing, a basic level of fitness will suffice as the session will be tailored to your ability and is focused on learning the skill of rowing. However, the sessions will involve lifting the boat and putting it onto the water carrying it down steps so please let an instructor know if this is not possible for you.



Do I need to be able to swim?

We ask that participants are able to swim 100m unaided, however we can also offer you a lifejacket for your taster session.



When are the sessions?

During peak summer we offer sessions Wednesday and Thursday evenings, and occasional Saturday mornings. During the winter and other seasons we offer Saturday morning sessions for experienced rowers and participants who have completed a learn to row course, and midweek land training sessions or water sessions whilst the evenings are light, dependent on demand.



Do I need to commit to lots of sessions?

Whilst you are learning it will be useful to have consistent sessions, for example one a week, however we offer a flexible sign up per session and pay as you go arrangement, as well as membership in 3 month blocks.



Can we sign up as a group?

It may be possible to accommodate a small group for a taster session, please contact us for further details.


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