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Canoe Trail is a watersports and adventurous activities company run by husband and wife team Richard and Ashley.

Richard and Ashley are passionate about canoeing, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding, basically messing about on the water. We love the outdoors and adventure and want to share this with our customers. We aim to make all aspects of our business authentic, friendly, and lots of fun. 

Canoe Trail uses a series of experienced coaches and guides to fit with the different paddling experiences that we have on offer. Guides and staff we use include:

Ashley Kenlock - Managing Director

Ash is the other half of Canoe Trail’s management and married to Richard. Ash is a qualified Level 2 coach UKCC and is also a qualified SUP coach.

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Richard Harpham - Director

Canoe Trail was founded by experienced adventurer and kayak / canoe coach Richard Harpham.

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Aaron Buckingham - Senior Coach

Aaron has a passion for paddling, starting at the age of 9 doing canoe slalom with the local Viking Kayak Club. 

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Gideon Clark - General Manager

Gideon Clark is our general manager and a fantastic addition to the world of Canoe Trail.

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Arafat Walugembe

Arafat has worked in the business for as long as we can remember. Now at university, he joined as a weekend member of the team and is now a qualified Paddlesport Instructor.

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Adam Mott

Adam Mott is a former soldier in the British Army. Adam is a wilderness survival guide who has worked as an instructor in Sweden for a number of years.

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Ashley Coleman

Ashley Coleman has worked in the outdoor industry since graduating from Shuttleworth College with a National Diploma in Outdoor Ed.

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Jay Goss

Jay has been an outdoor instructor for the past 10 years working at a range of outdoor centres and organisations.

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Rob Campbell

Rob is the jedi master of paddling within our team. He is 62 years young and puts most of us to shame.

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Marc Nicholson

Marc is a selfless member (part time) of our team and strong canoeist having paddled in Scotland, Ireland and around the UK.

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Robert Collins

Bob or Rob is an incredible talent in the world of bushcraft. He is forever carving and making different wilderness resources from pine tar, to char cloth and cordage.

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Roger Palin

Roger is a Royal Navy / Royal Marines Adventurous Training Instructor and a visiting instructor at Glenmore Lodge.

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