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Open Canoeing and Stand-Up-Paddleboard Skills Courses

Open Canoeing and Stand-Up-Paddleboard Skills Courses

The beauty of open boating is that as an activity it’s very accessibility to young and old alike, it can be enjoyed as a family activity or by an individual. For those of you who are more inclined towards the tranquil waters of estuaries, lakes and inland water ways open boating offers the perfect medium. Of course there are paddlers who also enjoy negotiating white water rapids and expeditioning from their open boat, don’t worry, we cater for all levels and all interests.

Over the more recent years Tollymore has developed its fleet of open boats which now includes a range of solo, tandem, river running and open water boats all are fully spec’d we even have sailing rigs for those of you interested in considering wind power next time the wind is on your back!  We have recently started deliveriing Stand-Up-Paddleboard (SUP) courses – which use a very similar ‘open canoeing style’ paddle, albeit a bit longer!  SUPping has become really popular in recent years – come and give it a go!

It depends on what ‘floats your boat’ but gliding along calm water between leafy lined river banks, getting up close to the abundance of wild life that in habit our rivers can be the perfect antidote for a stressful working week or simply a great fun day for the whole family.

Thinking of buying a boat?

Tollymore stores, with over 100 boats are second to none, so why not try before you buy. We stock a range of Mad River, Old town, Mobile Adventure, Avon Craft and many more canoes, guaranteeing that you will be able to find the one that meets your needs.


Current situation

As you are probably aware the current advice from the Northern Ireland Executive, Health Promotion Agency NI and Health & Safety Executive NI, as well as our expert group within Sport NI is that we cannot deliver any face to face courses for our customers including use of the Hot Rock Climbing Wall.

We know that you and many others like minded folk are very keen to get back on track with your plans to attend and complete a range of personal skills training and qualifications in a range of disciplines.

Believe us when we say we are equally keen to get outside with you and help you reach your goals and complete that journey.

How do we know? Because every day we get emails and phone calls asking when will courses resume and with every NI Executive mention of easing of restrictions the emails and phone calls are more frequent……