National Trust Paddle-Ability

“Red River Guiding are proud to have been appointed by The National Trust to deliver 130 Paddle-Ability taster sessions at their stunning Shugborough Estate site. This pilot project running between June and September 2023 and is accessible to all Paddle-Ability individuals.

British Canoeing use the term Paddle-Ability to refer to all paddling activities for disabled people, be it specialist activity or as part of mainstream opportunities. The term Paddle-Ability focuses on a person’s ability to take part in paddlesport rather than their disability.

Paddle-Ability sessions enable disabled people to take part in activities with other disabled people as part of a club, or groups specifically for disabled people or, more frequently, alongside their non-disabled friends and family.

Read more about the National Trust Paddle-Ability here.

For us (Red River Guiding) the term 'Disability' is regarded as a physical or mental health condition that would make access to paddlesports challenging.