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Paddle UK 2-Day Advanced White Water Safety

£ 200

Newton Abbot

Paddle UK 2-Day Advanced White Water Safety
Minimum age: 16
Newton Abbot
Max. group size: 6
Cancellation: Custom
£ 200

Activity Highlights:

Embark on an exhilarating journey with our Advanced White Water Safety course (AWWS), tailored for those seeking to navigate challenging river environments with confidence. Led by our experienced instructor, Dan, this two-day adventure offers a comprehensive exploration of essential safety techniques and emergency procedures.

Key Details

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Location: Multiple locations
  • Instructor: Dan
  • Age Requirement: 16+
  • Capacity: Limited to 6 participants

Key Skills

  • Emergency planning and procedures
  • Craft and bank-based rescues
  • Steep ground navigation
  • Casualty management and calling for assistance
  • Scenario-based decision making

Course Breakdown

In our course, participants engage in a detailed exploration of key topics essential for navigating white water with confidence. Over two days, our expert instructor, Dan, leads you through a series of immersive modules designed to enhance your skills and knowledge.

From understanding motivations and river trip essentials to mastering craft and bank-based rescues, each session offers practical insights and hands-on experience. Participants learn to navigate steep ground, manage stuck craft and people, and execute effective casualty management strategies.

Through scenario-based learning, you’ll apply theoretical knowledge to real-life situations, fostering critical decision-making skills and enhancing overall safety awareness. By the end of the course, participants emerge equipped with the expertise and confidence to tackle grade 3 & 4 white water rivers independently.

Location

We cover various locations in the UK for our courses.

Most of our kayaking courses take place on the River Dart in Dartmoor – meeting point TQ13 7NT.

We also run courses at:

  • Lee Valley White Water Centre (EN9 1AB)
  • The National White Water Centre (LL23 7NU)
  • Holme Pierrepont White Water (LL23 7NU)

We also travel to individuals and clubs to run training and assessments, covering most of England, up to Nottingham and Wales.

You can check the location on the booking form below. If you are unsure, feel free to contact the adventuro team who can help you book onto the right date for you, or organise a location for your session.

Prerequisites

To ensure a fulfilling experience, participants should possess a basic level of white water paddling skills and feel comfortable swimming in and around grade 3 (4) water. Prior experience in independent paddling is recommended, and individuals with certifications such as the Progressive White Water Award or similar qualifications are better equipped to fully engage in the course.

Why Choose Us

With over 32 years of combined experience, our team at RTB comprises outdoor professionals with international competition backgrounds. We customise activities to ensure safety and enjoyment, prioritising your development and independence in outdoor pursuits.

As a 1% for the planet business, we’re committed to giving back to the outdoors with every booking.

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What's Included:

  • Highly experienced delivery team
  • All course fees associated with delivery
  • Two days of engaging content in a safe and enjoyable learning environment

What's Not Included:

  • Personal equipment (see recommended list below)
  • Refreshments
  • Transport to and from the meeting point

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Frequently Asked Questions

While prior experience is beneficial, our course is designed to accommodate participants with varying skill levels, provided they meet the prerequisites.

  • Towline OR tow system
  • Throwline
  • Webbing (sewn or un-sewn sling) and large carabiner
  • Whistle
  • Knife

Don’t worry! We provide essential equipment for your use during the course, ensuring you have everything you need to participate fully.

To maintain a high level of instructor attention and safety, our courses are limited to a maximum of 6 participants.

Accommodation is not included in the price.

We can recommend local accommodation if needed. Please contact the adventuro team using the chat below to enquire. They’ll be happy to help!

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Cancellation Policy

Flexible

  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund.
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

Moderate

  • You can cancel until 5 days before your booking for a full refund.
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

Firm

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking.
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost.
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

Strict

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking.
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost.
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount.
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

Custom Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration for any reason, please notify us as soon as possible.

Cancellations made more than 14 days before the course start date will receive a full refund, minus any non-refundable deposit, if applicable.

Cancellations made within 7-14 days of the course start date will be eligible for a 50% refund.

Cancellations made less than 7 days before the course start date will not be eligible for refunds.

  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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