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Introduction to White Water Kayaking

Learn LEVEL | 5 day(s) | Ratio 1:6 | From £580.00

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Overview

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.

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AIMS

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.

PRE-REQUISITES

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!

IS IT FOR ME?

If you’re just getting into white water kayaking and you want to develop the solid foundations skills that set you up for a lifetime of white water adventures, this is the course for you.

CONTENT

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.

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Book your course place online

Step 2

Call to book accommodation. Prices from £60pn

DATES & PRICES

2024
COURSE DATE COST
(with accommodation)
COST
(no accommodation)
PLACES BOOKING
Date29/04/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£580.00Places
Date03/06/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£580.00Places
Date22/07/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£580.00Places
Date23/09/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£580.00Places
Need a different date? Call 01479 861 256 to arrange your own date, or email [email protected]

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USEFUL INFORMATION

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Instruction

Use of kit

Packed lunch and afternoon tea and cake

In-course transport

WHAT'S INCLUDED IF YOU CHOOSE THE RESIDENTIAL OPTION - AS ABOVE PLUS

Bed in en suite room – available from 4pm on day before your course starts

All meals from breakfast on day 1 until afternoon tea and cake on your final day

NEED TO KNOW

WHAT WILL I NEED

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.

GLENMORE LODGE CAN SUPPLY:

  • White Water Kayak
  • Airbags
  • Paddle
  • Buoyancy aid
  • Helmet
  • Spray deck
  • Cag
  • Wetsuit
  • Wetsuit boots
  • Drybags
  • Paddling Trousers
  • Pogies/Paddling gloves

YOU MAY ALSO WANT TO BRING:

  • Off the water clothing
  • Insulating layers – thermals or swimming clothes
  • Fleece/insulated jacket
  • Hat & gloves
  • Flask/Water Bottle ***
  • Blister kit/ small first aid kit
  • Insect repellent ***

Items marked *** may be available in our shop.

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