This course is for beginners who have done little or no kayaking before. It is the first part of the British Canoeing scheme and its aim is to provide basic kayaking techniques and essential background knowledge. By the end of the course you will have achieved a good understanding of the basic handling techniques for both canoes and kayaks.
Non Member Price
Course Dates 2021
All courses commence at 0930 and aim to finish at 1700. Please arrive at the Centre for 0915 to sign in at reception.
Please use the button below to book onto a course.
You will need to bring footwear which you are happy to get wet, a swimsuit (to wear under one of our wetsuits), a towel, and any toiletries. On sunny days, please bring sunscreen and a hat. Please also bring a packed lunch, as there are limited options nearby.
Very rarely do we need to reschedule a course due to either a lack of wind or excessive wind. A course will still take place if it’s raining. In the event of a lightning storm, all sessions on the water will cease and students will return to shore for at least 20 minutes after the last visible lightning strike.
No fee will be payable from the student if a course is rescheduled because of the weather conditions.