Early Intermediate White Water Kayaking

£ 200

Cumbria, UK

Early Intermediate White Water Kayaking
£ 200

Activity Highlights:

This course will run on 1-2 October, 16-17 November and 30-1 December 2024 (Intermediate). Please contact us to discuss other dates if those on the calendar do not suit. We are happy to put on a course for a small group.

So you’ve mastered the basics and fancy taking the plunge into more challenging white water? Possibly getting back in the game after a lengthy break? Or if you just want to polish up those skills, this is the course for you.

We will take you through the processes of becoming a more proficient paddler, using a mixture of practical exercises, some bank theory and river reading techniques. Hopefully time on the water with one of our very experienced coaches will leave you feeling more confident than ever before!

We will help you:

  • Develop your river reading skills
  • Teach you to use the features on the river to your advantage
  • Consolidate your eddy line skills to get the most from every turn
  • Challenge your skills to move up to harder water

We offer this course at two different levels:

Early Intermediate Course:

  • Initiating on grade 2 waters, such as the River Eden or easier sections of the River Lune, participants gradually progress, potentially advancing to grade 3, contingent on group aptitude and suitability. The progression is closely monitored, ensuring an environment conducive to learning and safety.
  • Course fee: £200

Intermediate Course:

  • Commencing possibly on grade 2 waters, we anticipate a transition to grade 3 on the second day, exploring areas like the grade 2(3) section of the River Leven or the classic section of the River Lune.
    Please note, adjustments may be necessary depending on water levels. We strive to align you with the most suitable environment, and in rare instances of unsuitable conditions, course postponement may be necessary.
  • Course fee: £200

Participants in this course also have the opportunity to earn one of the new British Canoeing White Water Performance Awards.

Equipment

For this course you will need:

  • A white water kayak with appropriate buoyancy.
  • A paddle, helmet and buoyancy aid suitable for white water.
  • Sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing such as drysuit and thermals or separates.

If you don’t have all of the above equipment please contact us as we may be able to help with this.

You will also need a hot drink and lunch that you can carry on the river if necessary.

Location:

This courses will take place in Cumbria. For the majority of our courses the meeting points / venues will vary depending on weather conditions and water levels.

The most commonly used lakes are Ullswater, Derwentwater and Windermere and the most commonly used rivers are Eden, Leven and Lune. Favourite spots would include Glenridding at the southend of Ullswater, the river Eden north of Penrith, Middle Derwent near Keswick, Lune near Kirkby Lonsdale, Kent through Kendal and the Leven near Newby Bridge.

Submit a booking request to register your interest today, you can ask any questions you may have before paying! 

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For this course you will need:

  • A white water kayak with appropriate buoyancy.
  • A paddle, helmet and buoyancy aid suitable for white water.
  • Sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing such as drysuit and thermals or separates.

If you don’t have all of the above equipment please contact us as we may be able to help with this.

You will also need a hot drink and lunch that you can carry on the river if necessary.

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