RIVER WYE CANOE & KAYAK COURSES

Canoeing & Kayaking Courses For All Abilities & Ages

We provide canoeing and kayaking courses to teach you to learn a new skill, we offer beginner to advance level courses all taught to BCU level Standards.  Some of selected courses include BCU awards building on your skill level and experience on the river.

Course are run on set dates throughout the year, Courses are generally  run in numbers of 4 persons and above. Please see course dates  and contact us for fully availability. 

Although we make every effort to run a course it is not always viable for us to run it with just 1 person  if this is the case then we would notify you in advance and a full refund will be given. 4 persons min. or ask for an individual price.

COURSE DATES FOR 2019

We are currently in the process of finalising our course dates for 2019, please enquire for further details.

Call us on: 01600 716083

Canoe & kayak courses to BCU standards

INTRODUCTION TO WW CANOEING

Suitable for people who have done a decent amount of open canoe paddling on the flat water and have had some formal training on the core strokes, turns and directions of movement. This 1 day course introduces the techniques you require to maneuver around easy rapids such as breaking in and out and ferry gliding, basic hydrology will be included giving you an understanding of how rapids work and how to use them and descend them well.  

Course Pre-requisites: Good skill level on flat water

Course Dates:

Course BCU AWARD Certificate: No

Course Cost: Call 01600 716083 for Trip Details & Bespoke pricing based on number of participants

Course Equipment provided: Transport,Buoyancy aids,Helmets,dry storage barrels,Paddles

 

INTRODUCTION TO WW KAYAKING

This day white water intro course focuses on learning the skills needed to move your kayak around on moving water, the first couple of hours of the course are spent doing preparatory skills on slow or still water, as the day progresses you will move into gradually faster, stronger, more exciting water learning skills including breaking in and out, ferry gliding, hydrology theory and how to decide your way through a simple rapid.

Course Pre-requisites: Good skill level on flat water

Course Dates:

Course BCU AWARD Certificate: No

Course Cost: Call 01600 716083 for Trip Details & Bespoke pricing based on number of participants

Course Equipment provided: Transport,Buoyancy aids,Helmets,dry storage barrels,Paddles

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INTRODUCTION TO KAYAKING

This 1 day course is ideal for anyone interesting in getting a taste of kayaking, learning the basics and having some fun, the day entails getting to know your kit, some knowledge about the river environment, basic paddling skills and then a river trip during which to practice your skills, have some fun and take on some easy rapids. At the end of the day participants are encouraged to get wet and practice a deliberate capsize, this experience is invaluable in the event that you should do one accidentally one day. A fun and relaxed day out, bring a packed lunch.

Course Pre-requisites: None

Course Dates:

Course Cost: Call 01600 716083 for prices

Course Equipment provided: Transport,Buoyancy aids,Helmets,dry storage barrels,Paddles

Personal Performance Awards

In January 2019, British Canoeing Awarding Body launched the new Personal Performance Awards. They replace the existing Star Awards.

After extensive independent research and wider consultation with the paddling community, British Canoeing Awarding Body and volunteers have created a framework of awards. This framework represents and supports the diverse paddling community.

The new Personal Performance Awards are designed for paddlers wanting to gain recognition of their learning and development, in the craft and environment they choose.

Inline with British Canoeing award changes, we provide these courses for 2019

 

BC 1 Star PADDLE DISCOVER AWARD – Canoe or Kayak

New For 2019 BRITISH CANOEING PADDLE DISCOVER AWARD – Canoe or Kayak The introduction to canoeing or kayaking course is open to anyone, ideal if you haven’t done any skills training or are a complete beginner. You will learn about the equipment, the river, basic techniques whilst paddling. The day is designed to be a fun and enjoyable insight into open canoeing or kayaking by learning some skills and then putting them into practice during a beautiful river trip down the River Wye stopping for a riverside picnic on route. The Discover Award allows you to develop your decision making and practical skills for a fun and safe time on the water, taking you on the next steps towards becoming a proficient and independent paddler. Learn how to choose and effectively use equipment, whilst developing an understanding of the factors which affect your paddling; giving you the confidence to progress to making your own choices with the Explore Award. Further information from the British Canoeing Body Minimum persons: 4

Course Pre-requisites: None

Course Start Dates:

Course Assesment Dates:

Course BCU AWARD Certificate: Optional Extra

Course Cost: £85 - min 4 persons

Course Equipment provided: Transport,Buoyancy aids,Helmets,dry storage barrels,Paddles

 

BC 2 Star PADDLE EXPLORE AWARD, Canoe or Kayak

BRITISH CANOEING PADDLE EXPLORE AWARD – Can be completed using Canoe or Kayak.

A variety of river sections & skills in canoes or kayaks covered over 2 days in separate courses. An improvement award that helps paddlers develop fundamental paddlesport skills on flat water. The emphasis is on gaining a breadth of experience, creating the desired movement of the boat and developing an understanding into how the paddle, boat and water interact. Run by our expert coaches with a fun and interesting approach.

Your Explore Award gives you ownership; allowing you to choose where you move next in the world of paddlesport. Working with a coach you will be able to develop a programme that suits what you need. Learning to make confident choices with this individualised approach. Recognising your ability to independently paddle your chosen craft in a sheltered water environment.

Additional information on this award can be found at BRITISH CANOEING PADDLE EXPLORE AWARD

Course Pre-requisites: BCU 1 star or equivalent experience

Course Duration: 2 Days

Course Start Dates:

Course Assesment Dates:

Course BCU AWARD Certificate: Optional Extra

Course Cost: £170.00 - min of 4 persons

Course Equipment provided: Transport,Buoyancy aids,Helmets,dry storage barrels,Paddles

Words from our happy customers

  • Joe Briggs
    I've always been interested in river sports, and decided to complete my BCU Award in Kayking,  learned lots of new skills which allows me to try new sections of the river Wye. Graham & Sue were really helpful and could not do enough.
    Joe Briggs
  • David Brent
    I completed my intro to canoeing with Monmouth Canoe Centre, Loved it so much followed on to do BCU award course. staff are great really skillful and experienced instructors how know their stuff.
    David Brent