River Running

What is river running?

River running and white water kayaking involves negotiating your way down a river through or around obstacles such as rapids and boulder gardens, waves, holes, stoppers, weirs and waterfalls.


Rivers are graded from 1 (easy, flat) to 6 (virtually impossible) depending upon their difficulty. This discipline requires skill and confidence to successfully navigate your way downstream reading the water.


Good teamwork is also essential to provide safety cover and to scout unknown areas, features and horizons.

River running

Does Green Star offer river trips?

Yes, Green Star offers river running and white water trips.

Beginner trips enable paddlers  to develop the basic techniques and strokes on still and moving water. Example trips include;  the River Don, River Ure, River Derwent or River Irwell at low water levels.


Intermediate trips are for paddlers who need to perfect reading the water and their techniques on moving water, including grade 3 rapids. Example trips are; the Tees Barrage, Holme PierrePoint National Watersports Centre, the River Washburn and the Tyne Tour.


Advanced trips are for paddlers who are very competent on grade 3 rapids and wish to improve their technique on grade 4/5 water.  Example trips would be the Tryweryn, the River Tees, the Rawthey, the Clough, the Esk, the Greta, the Wharf and the Upper Swale.


The Club also has members who regularly travel to the Lake District, Wales and Scotland where the more challenging white water rivers are to be found in greater abundance.

When does Green Star offer river trips?

Green Star Canoe Club offers weekday and weekend training and fun for beginner, intermediate and, occasionally, more advanced paddlers.

We also offer training on the white water course at Holme Pierrepont Country Park in Nottingham.

Contact us for more information, or book online.

Book Green Star River Running Events

March 29, 2023



Green Star Canoe Club is an all round canoeing and kayaking club based in Doncaster. We offer canoe slalom, polo, freestyle and river running events.

17 Partridge Flatt Rd, Doncaster, DN4 6SB