This is a fun filled weekend away, usually in North Wales or Dartmoor (but always dependant on water levels).
This weekend can be either training or assessment towards British Canoeing's new Kayak White Water Award- if you have the relevant previous experience then you can be assessed throughout the weekend, if not then come and enjoy a weekend packed with training!
The first day will be at an easy grade 2 venue, practicing all the basic moving water skills. The second day will be a slightly harder river run which will give you a real taste of spending a whole day on moving water. Those that need it will get their adrenaline fix as you push your skills into the next league!
By the end of the weekend, you will have the skills and confidence to get out and have fun on grade 2 rivers. We will also look at various rescue skills relevant to that environment.
This course is non-residential. We usually meet on Saturday morning, and stay in a Youth hostel or bunk house Saturday night, so you are welcome to join us if you like, or to make your own arrangements if you'd prefer.
This course is for you if: You have done a bit of moving water (e.g. Symonds Yat, Matlock or the Nene course) and enjoyed it, and would like to push yourself to the next level. Or you feel you are paddling at the level for the White Water Award and would like the certificate.
Discounts for those with their own boats can be considered. Please contact us so we can assure suitability of your boat and if we're able to offer a discount.
Dates for 2023:
|Saturday Oct 14th and Sunday Oct 15th (Based in North Wales)|
|Saturday Nov 25th and Sunday Nov 26th (Based in Dartmoor)|
On this course, we go where the water is! When we head to North Wales, we base ourselves around Llangollen and Bala so that we can get to the best venues easily. When we had to Dartmoor, we base ourselves around Buckfastleigh, which is close to easy access areas to the River Dart.
For this course you will need your usual paddling kit, suitable for the time of year. Bear in mind that you may be in the water a lot! If you'd like some advice on suitable kit just give us a call.
Chose your date above, and go to the checkout to buy your course. Please let us know the names of participants by using the orders 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.
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.