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river skills week holiday
Kayaking River Skills Week Course
Course Fee 300 per person. Deposit to book a place 150
Accommodation Not Included
Location/Venue Glasbury on Wye
Course Duration 5 Days Training, Monday - Friday (9.30am - 5.00pm)
Kayak Equipment We can provide ww kayaks, ww Dry cags, Wetsuits, Carbon paddles, Helemts, Neoprene sray decks and ww bouancy aids included in the course fee.
Maximum Places 6 Available, groups of 8 are possible.
Paddling Ability

Aimed at the river beginner, Your need to be able to paddle a kayak in a straight line. Perfect for your first river trips and moving towards white water kayaking skills


A great outdoor activity holiday in Wales kayaking.


The week provides 5 days of training and fun on the water learning to paddle a kayak safely on the river.
Starting with calm flat water sessions to build your confidence, then progressing towards a short trip with some gentle rapids. The introduction weekend is a great way to discover or try kayaking. The first day will give you time to get to grips with the boat and all the equipment used to make kayaking a fun and safe outdoor activity.

Under the guidance of an experienced instructor the weekend will provide you with practice time to learn some boat control. We aim to help with the frustration of learning to paddle forward and provide comfortable modern kayaking equipment.



Course Content

white water introduction Equipement
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 Monday - Breifing, kayaking skills Tuesday - River Trip


The day starts with meeting the other memebers 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 second day is all about the river trip. 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. Controling our decent within the group.
canoe Wednesday - Afternoon Rolling intro Thursday - River Trip Rescues


3 hrs Indoor swimming pool time. Looking at confidence during capsize, support strokes and the rolling technique.

On this river trip we will look in more detail moving around the river features. Rescue practice is also covered during the trip downstream.
canoe Friday - De brief,, kayaking skills

The final river trip will be 5 miles including a grade 2 rapid. All the weeks skills will be put into practice and a de breifing over coffee to conclude the week.



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