Inspiring people to be better paddlers

I've been a paddler for more years that I'd like to admit and have turned my passion for the sport into a successful full time coaching business. 

I'm constantly striving to develop people's skills and passion in both canoe, kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) disciplines. I offer a range of bespoke coaching days and a comprehensive range of British Canoeing personal skills, safety and rescue, leadership and coaching awards and qualifications. If you do not see a course that meets your needs or the dates that suit you please drop me a line on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call me to discuss your requirements. You can also drop in and have a chat at my centre, based near Leek in Staffordshire ( which I own and manage. 

I'm a British Canoeing Advanced Water Coach and offer a range of British Canoeing courses and tailored coaching packages and guided trips in the UK and abroad.

COVID-19 Update March 24, 2020
Due to the Government announcement last night, and the enforcement of social distancing, we have taken the responsible decision to close the centre for all courses for the foreseeable future, for the safety of the public and our staff. 
We will be back with our full range of courses in the future, we just don't know when yet! Once we know more on when these restrictions will be relaxed/removed and it's safe for us to operate and re-open we shall let you all know.
We would like to thank all of our customers, staff and your friends/families at this difficult time for us all. Keep safe!
The Paul Bull Coaching Team
COVID-19 UPDATE March 17, 2020
To all our amazing customers. Following the recent advice from the government we are working hard to understand what the consequences will be for us. We have not been officially told to close.......yet, but we must be prepared for all circumstances.
For the moment we remain OPEN as normal for hire and launch at the centre I own but as we negotiate this storm, you can expect some announcements on Facebook and our website in the coming days/weeks that affect our opening hours and activities.
If you have an upcoming course or group booking with us and are concerned as to whether you will be able to attend please do get in touch. Please also be rest assured if we need to postpone your booking we will be in touch as soon as we can.
The health of our customers and staff will always be our top priority and we want to make sure if we can remain open we can provide a service that helps our community stay healthy and active. Please if you are showing any signs of the virus reschedule your visit to us for another time.
Make no mistake, the coming months are critical for us as a small business. But we are all in the same boat, so please everyone:
- stay healthy and look out for each other
- support local businesses (butchers, shops, etc)
- help your community where you can
Once again, thank you everyone for your understanding and support.

Why Choose Us?

Here's a few reasons as to why you should choose us for your next course...


We can provide you with all the kit and equipment you need for your course. We have the latest kayaks from Pyranha in our demo fleet for you to use free of charge. Our fleet include Machno's, Rippers and 9RII's. We also have a range of Venture Ranger and Prospector open canoes for your use too!

I have been paddling for over 24 years, most of which I have been coaching. Over the last 5 years I have also been a Coach Educator, training and assessing coaches and instructors in a range of disciplines. What better way to learn that from a Coach Educator who utilises the full range of coaching tools that best suit your learning.


Our Coaching Philosphy

We aim to deliver safe, engaging, empowering and enjoyable paddlesport sessions with the paddler's needs and wants at the heart of the process. We hope through this approach that paddlers will achieve and celebrate success (this success being focused on the journey and not the destination).

We deliver quality, needs based, coaching

We don't just deliver syllabi - we take time to understand your needs and tailor our coaching accordingly.

Don't take our word for it Here's a taste of what people say about our coaching