This course is great fun and will introduce you to the sport of kayaking in a safe way with plenty of time to develop your skills. Day one of your course will be based on a lovely lake in Congleton. On day two you will undertake a river or canal trip in a different location.

Who is it for?

This course is for anyone who would like a safe and enjoyable introduction to the sport of kayaking. You may have a little experience, or none at all. As with any active sport, a reasonable level of general fitness will enable more rapid and enjoyable progress.
Minimum Age: 13 years old.

Kayak Course 1
Kayak Course 1

What will you cover?

During the beginners kayaking course, we cover a range of kayaking skills aimed at getting you moving and keeping you safe. We run two and five-day courses and some details are listed below. All of our coaching is tailored to your individual needs but a general outline of your course would be:

2-day Course

  • Equipment, clothing and safety
  • Manual handelling / lifting and moving your kayak
  • Entering and exiting your kayak
  • Basic kayak paddle strokes, moving forwards, backwards, sideways and turning
  • journeying aspects

On the two day course, day one will be spent on the lake where you will practise skills and gain confidence. On day two we will complete a journey at a different location where you can put your skills to use – as well as continue to practise those skills. This will be a whole day paddle.

5-day Course

On this course, you will cover everything that is in the two-day course above. We will develop good paddling technique and water confidence using lakes and rivers and of course you will get more time to practice those keystrokes – like forward paddling! We will also cover:

  • Capsize, wet exits and rescues
  • Use of high/low brace support strokes
  • Rudders and draws
  • Self Rescue
  • x-rescue
  • We will use a variety of lakes, canals and gentle rivers for a selection of journeys throughout Cheshire, Staffordshire and North Wales to develop your skills. By the end of our 5 day beginners kayaking course you to be well on your way to being a confident paddler.

    The course will include three full day canal / river trips.
    Minimum Age: 13 years old.

    Course Prices

    2 day course £ 145 pp
    5 day course £ 340 pp

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