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.
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:
- 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.
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
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.
2 day course £ 145 pp
5 day course £ 340 pp
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Aimed at novice kayakers, this course is run over 5-days and will introduce you to paddling on lakes and canals and slow-moving rivers. Minimum age 13 years old. During this course, you will get the opportunity to gain you British … Continued