Inrad offer a range of kayaking courses from 1-day introductory courses to long Term Paddler Development Courses on White Water; British canoeing performance awards (canoe / kayak) and Foundation Safety and Rescue Training (FSRT). All courses have a small client to instructor ratio so that you will have the best possible learning experience and so that we can coach to your needs.
Beginner’s kayaking Course (2-days or 5-days)
Aimed at novice kayakers, this course is run as a 2-day or 5-day package and will introduce you to paddling on lakes and canals and slow moving (grade 1) rivers.
Introduction to White Water Kayaking Course (2-days)
Aimed at those wanting to move from flat water to moving rivers. This course will introduce you to the skills of white water paddling. The course runs over 2-days. No previous moving water experience is required but you should have some flat water skills, such as forward paddling, turning, and balance.
Beginner’s White Water Kayaking Programme (6-days over 3-months)
An extend introduction course (see above), with six days of kayaking. Starting from little of no experience on moving water, this course will take you to paddling grade 2 and develop good moving water skills. The course will introduce you to different rivers and cover aspects of planning, safety and rescue as well as developing your grade 2 techniques. A 6-day ( 2 days per month) programme designed to move your river paddling forward.
Developer’s White Water kayaking Programme 8-days over 4-months
If you have some grade 2 experience and would like to hone your skills so that you ‘nail’ each rapid and can manoeuvre your boat with style and panache on grade 2 (3) water then this is your course. Eight days of kayak coaching delivered over 4-months in solid grade 2 (3) water with personalised coaching at each and every step.
Foundation Safety and Rescue
This one day course looks at and develops your fundamental safety and rescue skills and is the foundation for all other British Canoeing Safety and Rescue courses.
Personal Coaching Days
If you would like to hire a coach for a day of personalised coaching, then get in touch with us via our “Contacts” page. We will work with you on your skill, guided by observation and what you want to do.
If your visiting Llangollen and would like to see the River Dee from high above it on the Pontcycllte Aqueduct, then look no further. We offer both half-day and full-day canoe trips over this wonderful idillic Aquaduct. Ideal for a family trip or a quiet day.
Other trips include the excellent historic canals of Staffordshire, The Peak Forest and Cheshire.