Lizzie Harrington – MA, MSc, BA (HONS), PGCE, PG Cert

I have been passionate about outdoor learning and adventure all my life. For the last 20 years I have been involved in coaching and outdoor leadership.

I am a Canoe 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. 

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!


Level 4/British Canoeing Coaching Diploma (the highest level of qualification offered by British Canoeing)

British Canoeing Advanced Water Canoe Coach – White Water

British Canoeing Advanced Water Canoe Coach – Open Water

British Canoeing UKCC Level 3 White Water Kayak

British Canoeing – Advanced Canoe Leader– British Canoeing – Canoe Leader Provider

British Canoeing – Sea Kayak Leader

British Canoeing – FS&R Trainer & Assessor

Mountain Training – Summer Mountain Leader

BAIML – Aspirant International Mountain Leader

Mountain Training – Rock Climbing Instructor

REC Advanced Outdoor First Aid

MIAS Level 2 Mountain Biking

M NCFE Level 3 Advanced Bushcraft Award

Yacht Master Shore Based

RYA Level 2 Powerboat

GNAS Archery Leader