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This course is aimed at anybody who’s keen to develop the skills to kayak white water rivers. Over the course of the week we’ll help you build the skills and confidence to tackle grade 2 rapids.
If you’re keen to start white water paddling, and want a sound foundation to support your progress through the sport then this is the course for you.
If you’re a Young Scot Card Holder then they qualify for a 20% discount on all U18 course prices. Call our office on 01479 861 256.
On this course you’ll get to experience a variety of Grade 1 and 2 rivers. During the week we’ll focus on safe river running strategies, white water safety and rescue as well your personal paddling skills. We hope by the end of the week you’ll share our love of all things white water.
No previous experience required.
To get the most out of this course then you’ll be confident in and around water.
Please come prepared to get wet!
PARENTS PLEASE NOTE: These U18’s courses are for young people who are keen on a particular activity.
They’ll receive expert tuition from highly qualified and experienced staff.
The course mirrors the adult ones of the same name, the content and aims are similar but the style is geared towards younger people. We have set a minimum age of 14 and a maximum of 17.
Parents should bear in mind that we have a public bar on the site and that generally Glenmore Lodge is geared towards adult residents. We are not able to provide entertainment and directly supervise the young people throughout the evenings, but staff are available 24 hours to deal with problems.
Glenmore Lodge holds a current Adventure Activities License.
At the start of the course we’ll help you choose boats and equipment. Then we’ll head down to a local loch, or gently moving river to start learning how to control the boat. Over the week we’ll paddle a range of rivers, increasing the challenge as your control and confidence builds. We’ve got a wide range of local rivers choose from, including the Spey, Tay, Ness and Findhorn.
We’ll spend time coaching and developing your personal paddling. As you improve, you’ll start to “read the water”, anticipating what’s going to happen to your boat instead of reacting to it. We’ll also look at how to paddle safely as a group.
Glenmore Lodge has a purpose made kayak rolling pool, which will be available during the week. It’s a great place to develop your water confidence and rescue skills.
Use of kit
Packed lunch and afternoon tea and cake
Bed in en suite room – available from 4pm on day before your course starts
All meals from breakfast on Monday until packed lunch on Friday.
Glenmore Lodge has a large store of clothing and equipment. We can provide all the specialist equipment you’ll need to paddle your first rivers.
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Can't find exactly what you are looking for? We are happy to create it for you. You can hire one of our instructors or guides from as little as £280 a day, including any equipment. If you’re a group, all of our courses are available on a date that suits you or if you would prefer we can tailor a course to your requirements. Simply get in touch to discuss your requirements.