If you like the idea of trying the thrills and spills of white water, this weekend course is a great introduction. You'll cover everything from clothing and equipment to foundation white water skills. By the end of the course you'll tackled your first white water and have the confidence to tackle the rapids under your own steam.
We aim to move you onto the next level of river reading to breaking in and out of the flow.
* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.
What to Expect
You'll spend both days on interesting local rivers learning how to transfer your kayaking skills to the white water environment.
You should already be a confident flat water paddler with the ability to manoeuvre your craft with ease, and be able to perform a confident and controlled capsize.
There really is nothing quite like 'messing about in boats' and the kayak is a flexible and adaptable craft that will provide you with endless hours of enjoyment. Come and learn the foundation skills with us and start yourself off on a lifetime of explora
We want to help you focus on achieving your goals, so comfortable accommodation (with WIFI included) and good food are part of the deal - you don't need to think about sorting this out for yourself. Support is on hand from our friendly, and exceptionally well qualified, staff to help develop your understanding and personal skills. They also help you to formulate an appropriate action plan for your further development. What's more, you'll have access to our extensive range of paddling equipment and clothing to use whilst honing your chosen skills. This gives you the perfect opportunity to test out that new piece of kit you've had your eye on. You just bring yourself, your 'can do' attitude, and determination to achieve excellence.
All you really need to bring is sufficient base clothing to wear, and some suitable footwear. Our stores have a wide range of Peak UK soft wear as well as paddles and poles. We have an extensive selection of different styles of kayaks from a range of manufacturers. This is an ideal opportunity to try something new if you'd like to. If you prefer the familiar, feel free to bring along your own kit.
You'll need to be fit enough to enjoy two days of activity and have kayaked previously.