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COURSES » Weekend 2 Day : River Skills :
river leader
Kayaking River Skills Introduction Course
Course Fee 140 per person. Deposit to book a place 70
Accommodation NOT INCLUDED
Location/Venue Glasbury on Wye
Course Duration 9.30pm - 4.00pm
Media Provided Video / Digital Photographs - On request
Kayak Equipment We can provide white water kayaks, Dry cags, Wetsuits, Carbon paddles, Helmets, Neoprene spray decks and Bouancy aids.
Maximum Places 6 Available
Paddling Ability

You need to have completed an introduction or beginners course for kayaking. This would be your first river trip on moving water upto grade II rapids

Introducing river kayaking on grade one moving water

The weekend provides 2 days of training to control your boat on Grade I/II white water. If your looking to move from flat water paddling and start to experience the river environment this weekend is great to improve confidence and increase your toolbox of skills. During the summer months the river levels are mainly low, making the training relaxed with warmer water.

You will need to make your own accommodation arrangements choosing from one of the many options available in this stunning Mid Wales, Wye valley.

Visit the links page for local bed and breakfast, camping, hotels or we can advise you and help with your booking.

Course Content

white water introduction Trip Planning
Safety Check / Warm up
rolling Kayaking skills
rolling River features
rescues Forward paddling
leadership Ferry gliding
Using Eddies

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Kayaking Gear
Lunch with hot drink

"Discover paddling a kayak downstream with the flow... " - Dan

canoe Day one - Breifing, kayaking skills Day two - River Trip Awareness

The day starts with a flat water session to introduce or improve on skills required for Grade II white water paddling. In the afternoon 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 GradeI/II section of the river Wye. The day will be spent making you comfortable and confident on the river, using personel skills and group river running techniques.The focus is on safety and making you feel confident and in control.

.The second day is all about the river trip. This will give you a chance to improve your skills and travel 5 miles downstream. You will get the chance to experience surfing a small river wave, improve ferry gliding and tune up your river reading and boat control skills. The aim is to make you more confident in moving water and give you a set of kayaking techniques to practice. This course will give you a greater understanding of Grade I/ II river skills. Personal feedback will be given throughout the weekend and advice to progress your paddling.

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Location - Wales
Brecon Beacons
National Park
River Usk and Wye.

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