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Erne Paddlers 'No Work Wednesday' Paddles - Enniskillen

Fermanagh Lakeland Forum Canoe Steps, Enniskillen, Fermanagh, BT74
No Work Wednesday Paddles


How about a relaxing mid-week paddle?

Enjoyable, social paddles for those that like to get their exercise on the water, while taking in the great views from our blueways. Run by our experienced, qualified and friendly coaches, these will be guided trips with coaching as needed, including advice on efficient paddling and paddling for fitness.

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We recommend that participants should be at least 14 years old and be able to paddle at an easy to moderate rate for the duration of the 2 hour session.

This trip would be suitable for anyone who has completed one of our Learn to Kayak Courses or has gained some kayak touring experience elsewhere. These trips are not for first time paddlers.


We will provide all paddlesport equipment you need; seakayaks / canoes, spraydecks, paddles, buoyancy aids and helmets.

The only thing we can't supply is your personal paddling wear.

For these trips, a wetsuit is not necessary but if you have one that's fine. Alternatively, comfortable outdoor clothes that are appropriate to the weather, fleeces, tracksuits etc, will do, but you must have a drybag of spare kit with you to change into if needed.

A second full set of dry clothes including shoes and a towel are essential to bring with you to change into after the trip.

Please talk to your coach or get in touch if you need further guidance on this.


Please plan not to have to use public toilets and arrive ready to go paddling or change at your car as many paddlers do. A changing towel and a mat to stand on make this a much easier and more discrete process, or a large bin liner to sit on on the way home in your paddling kit works well too.

General Information

All our courses are open to all. You do not need to be a member to book.

We aim to be as inclusive as possible. If you have any additional needs please contact us before booking to see how we can accommodate you.


Non Member Rates

All our courses are open to all, you do not need to be a member to book.

For Adults (18+) - Full price: £20

For Juniors (U18) - Full price: £12

Member rates:

For Adults (18+) with Current EP Membership - Full price: £15

For Juniors (U18) with Current EP Membership - Full price: £9

All our Events are listed here: Events

A guide to how to find and book the right course for you can be found on our How to Find a Course page.

Covid-19 Statement:

Erne Paddlers has followed all the recommended procedures, and more, to properly mitigate the risk of covid-19 transmission. We have conducted a review of our operating procedures and added covid-19 considerations to our risk assessments, conducted staff training and will provide all the relevant information to our participants and members as they book onto our courses.

Club sport is now allowed with mitigating procedures in place under the NI Public Health regulations and guidelines. From the CANI Guidelines, "During active participation of sport, you do not have to continuously maintain social distancing", so paddlesport can be conducted as normal and for the most part social distance occurs naturally.

Latest Covid-19 public health advice: "It is strongly recommended that, given the high transmission rates of the Omicron variant, everyone attending a sporting event should take a Lateral Flow Test prior to attending."

We ask that all participants please:

Take a Lateral Flow Test before attending a club event or coached pool session.
bring their own hand gel and wash their hands before joining the session, again after leaving

follow the instructors' guidance on social distancing.

Avoid car sharing outside your household, or put mitigating procedures in place (sit as far apart as you can, wear masks, keep windows open, keep journey times short and wash hands).

Avoid congregating before and after the event

Do not participate in club activities if you are currently shielding, displaying covid19 symptoms or have been in close contact with anyone displaying symptoms in the last 14 days.

Contact the club if you have been on a session and test positive within 7 days.

Please note, public toilets and changing facilities may not be open. Participants should arrive changed and ready or change at their car.

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