Kayak School
River Skills - RiverStrokes
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river skills week holiday
Kayaking River Skills Foundation Course
Course Fee 80 per person. Deposit to book a place 40
Accommodation NOT INCLUDED
Location/Venue Glasbury on Wye
Course Duration 9.30am-4.00pm
Media Provided Pictures taken on request
Kayak Equipment We provide white water kayaks, Dry cags, Wetsuits, Carbon paddles, Helmets, Neoprene spray decks and Bouancy aids.
Maximum Places 6 Available
Paddling Ability

First paddling a river kayak on moving water. Improving river skills and techniques moving towards 3 star training.


A great outdoor activity in Wales kayaking.

Starting with calm flat water sessions to build your confidence, then progressing towards a short trip with some gentle rapids.

Under the guidance of an experienced instructor the week will provide you with practice time to learn some boat control skills. During the course we will go on A 3 mile trip looking at your understanding of rivers and how to paddle safely down stream. Kayaking is a great way to explore the countryside and when you are in control and work as a team you can progress to white water kayaking.

Make new friends on this course and give yourself a great start to paddling rivers. You will gain to practice routines to improve your control and move up to the next grade of whitewater.

Course Content

white water introduction Equipment
Safety Check
rolling Stability
rolling River Features
Capsize Drill
rescues Forward Paddling
leadership Kayaking Skills
Eddies and Ferry Gliding

You Need to Bring

Old trainers
Suitable base layer
novice Waterproof Jacket
Lunch with hot drink

"Learn about kayaking on rivers in Wales " - Dan


canoe Morning - Briefing, kayaking skills Afternoon - River Trip


The day starts with meeting the other members of the course. After sorting the kit out we will go on flat water to introduce or improve on skills required for River Kayaking. In the afternoon we recap and practice foundation strokes.

The group will be introduced to river features and hazards that we find on moving water. The river trip will be 3 miles on a gentle Grade I section of the river Wye. Looking at eddies and ferry gliding skills. Controlling our decent within the group.


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