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Introduction To Kayaking Course


A really comprehensive introduction to the wonderful sport of kayaking!


A really 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.

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. You will develop the basic paddle/boat skills and knowledge of river safety issues, so that you can 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 BC Discover Award, and you will hopefully have ventured beyond this level by the end of the course.

The River Trip is a scenic Days training 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 10.30am and usually finish around 5.00pm


Weekday evening sessions: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Weekend daytime sessions: 10.30am to 12.30

River trip: all day

Dates for 2023:

Session Dates River Trip

April 27th, May 4th, 11th, 18th

May 27th

May 31st, June 7th, 14th 21st

June 24th
Thursday – women only

June 1st, 8th,15th,22nd

June 24th

July 13th, 20th, 27th Aug 3rd

Sun Aug 13th

Aug 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

Sat Sep 10th


This course is held at Leam Boat Centre.


Chose your start date above, and go to the checkout to buy your course. Please let us know the names of participants by using the delivery comments box at the checkout. You will receive a confirmation e-mail from us. If you have any specific needs or questions that you would like to discuss before the course starts, please give us a call.

Gift Vouchers

If you would like to buy this course as a gift, just choose voucher as your date option. Your voucher recipient will then be able to call us to book the date that’s most convenient for them.


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