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Master the River Soar on a canoe, kayak or paddleboard


Master the River Soar on a canoe, kayak or paddleboard

The Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre is located on the banks of the River Soar making it the perfect location to take to the water on a canoe, kayak or paddleboard. Explore the area from a different perspective whilst paddling in your kayak or on your paddleboard and feel much closer to nature as well as having fun taking on a new physical challenge.  

The Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre provides paddling opportunities for beginners and experienced paddlers, individuals, couples, families and groups. 

Beginners 'Paddle Sports' sessions run every Saturday morning - 10am to 11:00am and are easy to book using the online calendar .  

Following on from the Paddle Sport beginner sessions, participants can also join Go Canoeing Tours, longer trips they can do by canoe or kayak. 

In the warmer months stand-up paddleboarding is also available. 

Go Canoeing Tours include a variety of options on different weekends.  From a Pub Paddle with a pub lunch to a stand-up Paddleboard Tour, Urban Leicester Paddle past the KingPower Stadium, Space Centre and Abbey Pumping Station  or Down River Tour taking in nature, the weirs and the more rural jewels of the Leicestershire countryside. 

 For a range of accommodation options in Leicester go to Stay - Visit Leicester



  • FITNESS LEVEL - Low to Moderate
  • HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE? - 1 Hour/Full Day
  • PRICE RANGE - From £12

Add Master the River Soar on a canoe, kayak or paddleboard to your Itinerary

Visitor Details

Key Information

Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre, Loughborough Road, Leicester, LE4 5PN

Tel: +44 (0)116 2681426

Opening Times

Opening Hours (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - SundayOpen



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  • Clothing/Equipment - All equipment is provided for instructor led courses. Wear comfortable clothing suitable for activity and an outdoor experience. You are advised to bring a spare change of clothes and a towel.
  • Restrictions - A Go Paddle Training Session should be completed by new paddlers prior to booking a tour experience. Minimum age 8 years.


  • Activities accessible for visitors with disabilities - Canoeing activities can be adapted for those with disabilities and a range of canoes are available with added stability. A hoist on the riverside assists wheelchair users to get in and out of boats safely. Posture aids are also available. Part of the national Changing Places scheme with accessible toilet and shower room.

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