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Introduction To Kayaking Course

A comprehensive introduction to the wonderful sport of kayaking! This course consists of four sessions here at the Leam (usually an evening), and a fantastic day trip to the river Wye.

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A comprehensive introduction to the wonderful sport of kayaking consisting of four sessions here on the river Leam with the additional option of a day trip to the river Wye.

As part of this course you will develop the basic paddle/boat skills and knowledge of river safety enabling you to be confident out on the water. You will also have the opportunity to spend some time in different types of kayak, to give you a feel for what’s out there!

Those that are interested can be assessed for their Paddle UK Discover Award as part of this course. Please discuss this with the coach if you are interested.

The river Wye trip is a scenic Days paddle through the Forest of Dean finishing at the well known Symonds Yat with the option to test the skills you’ve learnt on a grade 1/2 rapid. We meet near Ross on Wye at 9.30am and usually finish around 4.00pm

This course is for you if: This course is designed for novice paddlers; maybe you have done a taster or hire session and loved it, or paddled as a child and would like to get back into it, or maybe you’ve never paddled but want to have a go.

If you are struggling to make the evenings check our discover kayak day


Weekday evening sessions: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

River trip: all day

Dates for 2024:

Session Dates River Trip

April 25th, May 2nd, 9th, 16th

May 25th

May 29th, June 5th, 12th 19th

June 22nd

July 11th, 18th, 25th Aug 1st

Sun Aug 11th

Aug 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

Sun Sep 8th


This course is held at Leam Boat Centre.


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