About Lizzie


Provider of quality skills training and British Canoeing personal skills, leadership and coaching awards covering the North of England and North Wales.

I hold the highest canoeing coaching and leadership awards offered by British Canoeing -

Level 4/British Canoeing Coaching Diploma
British Canoeing Advanced Water Canoe Coach - White Water
British Canoeing Advanced Water Canoe Coach - Open Water
I am also a British Canoeing UKCC Level 3 White Water Kayak Coach

I offer training and assessment in all levels of British Canoeing's Canoe Coach and Leadership awards including Advanced Leader and Performance Coach.

I am a Coach Educator, providing Paddlesport Instructor, British Canoeing Coach Award Core, Discipline Specific Training and Assessment in both canoe and kayak. I am National Trainer for leadership, Fitness for Paddlesport, Coaching the Mind and Outdoor Education.

I work as a technical advisor for several businesses and third sector organisations. In addition to my outdoor qualifications I hold the following academic qualifications-

BA (hons.) (Durham University)
PGCE (Durham University)
MA Outdoor and Experiential Learning (University of Cumbria)
MSc Performance Coaching (Stirling University)
PG cert. Healthcare (Occupational Therapy) (York St. John)

Bushcraft is another passion. My area of expertise is green wood working and primitive craft. I run my own courses as well as working for several well known bushcraft schools as a guest instructor.

My motivation is the belief that everyone can get out there and have their own outdoor adventures that are meaningful to them. My goal is to support and inspire people to do exactly that!

If you do a training course with me, I will support and mentor you until you pass the award, no matter who you choose to do your assessment with. If you do an assessment with me, you can access free support and mentoring before hand and additional support and mentoring and a free re-assessment.

I do not hire out canoes, but I have friends who do!  If you need to hire a canoe, message me and I will put you in touch with some great companies who hire out canoes in North Wales or the North of England.

If you would like to talk about your goals and aspirations, or book a course for your club or organisation,  please email me - lizzie@lizzieharrington.com
About Lizzie