You'll cover all the basics of handling an open canoe on solo journeys and as part of a tandem crew during this five day course. What's more, you'll consolidate your new-found skills against the fantastic backdrop of North Wales estuaries, tranquil rivers and simple whitewater.
You'll gain confidence and see your solo and tandem boat handling skills develop and improve.
* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.
What to Expect
You'll start off in tandem canoes developing the foundation skills to move these around effectively. As the week progresses, you'll have the opportunity to develop your skills on various journeys taking in slow moving rivers, lakes. Later in the week, you'll progress to faster moving rivers. You'll also have the option to spend some time paddling solo.
Canoes are a great way to get out exploring on rivers and lakes. Their quietness allows you to get up close to wildlife.
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, and have your own kit, feel free to bring it along.
You'll need to be fit enough for five days of activity, but you don't need to do any other preparation.