Ladies Paddle Symposium

Ladies specific coaching in the heart of North Wales.

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News on the LPS 2016

Hi Ladies,
Some 2016 news for you.

Like all great events (actually just Glastonbury) the Ladies Paddle Symposium is going to officially take a break in 2016.

It will be back in 2017 hopefully as long as you all want to come.

We’d like to say a massive thank you to all the supporters – Paddler Palm, 9Bar Wholebake, Pyranha Kayaks, Wet and Wild, Emma Cornes and Celtic Paddles. A huge thanks to all the coaches, and a gigantic thank you to all you wonderful women who came and made it what it has been.

Have a wonderful Christmas, and a fantastic year of paddling in 2016.

See you in 2017.
Love Fran and the LPS Team.

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Ladies Paddle Symposium 2015 – A great success – Thanks to all!

Well it is almost a month since we all met up in the sleepy town of Bala North Wales (not so sleepy with all of us being a few miles down the road!).

All that is left to say is a MASSIVE thanks to all those who helped this year to be the best yet: Palm Equipment, Pyranha Kayaks, 9Bar, Wet and Wild, Emma Cornes Handbags,  and Celtic Paddles. Also a HUGE thanks to all the coaches who came and delivered some great coaching to you all and last but not least to my Helper Elves!

A few final donations are still coming in, but you lovely lot raised just over £1070.00 for the Mountain Rescue in England and Wales.

As announced at the event I will be taking a year off organising the LPS, but I have already had someone approach me about organising it next year, so watch this space for further details!!

Shortly, I will be sending out a feedback questionnaire that you are welcome to fill in if you wish to.

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Photos Anna Smith and Susie Walker.

SEE YOU IN 2017!

Fran KH

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2 1/2 weeks to go!

With less than 3 weeks to go we are putting some of the final touches to the LPS.

If you have not received an email with all the details on it please email Fran at

The brilliant guys from 9Bar have sent us a HUGE delivery of bars to add to the goodies you’re going to get on arrival.

We are also excited that Palm Ambassador Erin Bastian will be showing her video and doing the Saturday evening talk.

We can’t wait to see you all!

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All the information is on its way…

…but here at LPS HQ we are just waiting for a few more bits to come in before we email you all with the weekends itinerary.

In the meantime we are really excited to announce that after voting for the charity you most want to support, the one who is going to get the proceeds from boat hire at the event and any money raised during the raffle is……..

Mountain Rescue England and Wales! 

YIPPEE! What a good cause!

Also, we are looking forward to a talk and Video by Erin Bastian on the Saturday evening, followed by loads of time for you to chat and make new paddling friends!


Bring it on!

LPS DAY in T minus 1 Month!!

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More Spaces Available!!

Great News! We’ve managed to open up a few more spaces at this years Symposium!

Check out the lists below to see what is available.

To book one of these spaces, pick one session from the Saturday list and one from Sunday and then email us to request the link to the booking form.


Session SATURDAY (No. of Spaces) SUNDAY (No. of Spaces)
Freestyle – Superhero Training   1
Open Canoe – Straight and Smooth   1
Open Canoe – Pre planning you moves on WW Grade2 1  
Open Canoe – The Dark arts of River canoeing   1
Sea Kayak –  Sea Kayak Essentials   1
Sea Kayak – Getting to grips 1 2
Sea Kayak  – Gentle intro to Tide Races 1  
Sea Kayak  – Surfing the races 1  
SUP  What’SUP 1  
WW Kayak – Going with the Flow 3 2
WW Kayak – Smooth moves   3
WW Kayak  – Paddle like a jedi 1  
WW Kayak – Pre-planning your moves on WW Gd 2-3 1 2
WW Kayak  – De-mystifying the dark art of boofing 1 1
WWSR – Mythbusting; Safety and Rescue Skills For Everyone   2

Looking forward to seeing you all soon!

The LPS team x

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LPS 2015 Booking now OFFICIALLY OPEN!

The Booking form is live and can be found on the website or on our Facebook page.

For full information on the courses available please look at the LPS 2015 Courses page on the website.

If you have any questions please email

We cannot wait to see you in April.

Happy New Year!!

Lunch time for the Open Boaters

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Ladies Paddle Symposium Dates 2015

Dates for the Ladies Paddle Symposium 2015 have been announced!

It will be held on the 11th & 12th of April at Glan Llyn, Bala in North Wales.

We are preparing an all new online booking form that will go live in the next couple of weeks and we will also be updating you on the exciting new offerings in store for the event. We will have some new T-shirts, some new sponsors and loads more!

Keep checking back here and on the face book page for the updates on coaches, booking information and courses.

We are so excited to be putting on LPS 3.0!!



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Due to a few last minute cancellations the following spaces are available.

Raft Racing
Beginner Freestyle
Beginner Open Canoe
Advanced Kayak
Beginner Kayak

Advanced Open Canoe

Please contact me on for more information. These are all NON-RESIDENTIAL options at £115.00 for 2 days or £60 for one day.

Looking forward to it ladies!

Fran KH

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2 weeks to go….

Well ladies,

2 Weeks to go  until the Ladies Paddle Symposium 2014. It is all hotting up here at LPS HQ but just in case you were wanting to know is we could still squeeze you in the spaces left are:



Beginner Kayak

Advanced Kayak

Raft Racing




Advanced Open Canoe


And finally, take a sneak peak of the t-shirts!


See you in 2 weeks!!!

Fran xx