Offer to try activities on the water

An event to get people out on the water and try different kinds of paddle-sports is taking place this weekend.

Paddle-Ability will return to the QEII Country Park in Ashington on Saturday, May 16, from 11am to 3pm, following the success of last’s year event.

The day will have a particular focus on providing access for individuals and families with learning and physical disabilities.

Active Northumberland, in partnership with local clubs, is raising the profile of paddle-sports and the benefits they provide, including physical activity, mental wellbeing and social inclusion.

Paddle-sports encompasses all activity practiced in a craft on the water as well as other dry activity directly related to it, like kayaking and canoeing.

Luis Perales, outdoor development officer at Active Northumberland, said: “We aim to provide people with learning and physical disabilities with an opportunity to come and meet local coaches, whether their interest is a one off or they are considering taking up the sport, all are welcome.

“First time participants can try something new and learn new skills, while those with some experience can enjoy what Northumberland has to offer at the park.”

For more information contact Luis on or call (01670) 542222.