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Kayaking Courses
Beginner course for your first time in a kayak. A fun challenging activity
River Skills
An introduction to the river at features using grade 1 moving water. river trip and skills course
Kayak Rolling
Indoor rolling and confidence swimming pool sessions and open water Blade support strokes
White Water
First time and improver white water grade II/III skills courses
BCU Star Awards
Canoe wales star award training and assessment courses.
Kayaking Holidays
Weekend and Mid week kayak holidays in Wales, England and Europe.

Client Course Feedback


River Skills


Dan Thanks for posting the photo's. I'd like to thank you for your attention, guidance, humor and patience last week in making my Introduction to river paddling such a fantastic and worthwhile experience. I really enjoyed the week and I now have a firm foundation of both stroke/active paddle fundamentals and correct attitude that will form the basis of my steady progress to grade II and beyond. We had a great laugh too! Thanks again and I'll see you on the next course.



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BCU/Canoe Wales Star Awards
Kayak | WW Kayak | Canoe | FSRT

River Strokes can offer a range of courses for star award training and assessment. Further information and course dates available below.


1 Star Award |» BOOKING/INFO
Price: £80 per person One day
Srping and Summer March » October

The one star award is for the beginner in paddle sport. We can test for the required skills on any of our introduction to kayaking courses. Please let us know if you would like the pass slip on course.
2 Star kayak/Canoe |» BOOKING/INFO
Price: £140 per person Two days
Spring and Summer March » October

The two star assessment course is run over 2 days. The content will be covering both kayak and canoe skills, rescue skills, trip planning, knowledge and awareness. A full weekend or spread over a week this course is a great step forward. We follow the official syllabus and train you above the required standard.

3 Star Kayak Training |» BOOKING/INFO

Price: £80 per person One day
Autumn, Winter and Spring October » May

We believe in a high standard for the three star ww kayak award. This training day covers all the paddle strokes required and will highlight areas you need to work on for assessment. The course is on grade I and II rapids. Ferry gliding and eddie turns are all part of the training, also looking at throw lines and teamwork. Any of our grade II white water skills course would also be training for the 3 star ww kayak award.

star awards

3 Star WW Kayak Assessment
Price: £140 per person Two days
Autumn and Winter October » March

A two day assessment course, that is a relaxed and fun course covering all aspects of the BCU white water 3 star kayak award. This is also a great training course to give you personal feedback on passing your 3 star ww kayak. You will have gone though the skills required to go away and practice.
Foundation Safety and Rescue Training
Price: £80 per person One day
Spring and Summer March » October

You will need to be at 2 star standard. This one day course will be intensive and cover all the content required to make sure you have a good understanding of the flat water rescue techniques used. The Foundation Safety and Rescue Training, is a course designed to cover fundamental safety and Rescue techniques for any paddler, assistant or trainee coach. Throughout the day you will learn a wide range of skills to help you deal with a situation on flat water and help you to paddle safely! At the end of the day you can put your new skills into action with scenarios to deal with. Both canoes and kayaks will be used during the day, Throwlines and rescue epquipment can be provided.

Star Awards
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Gear & Advice
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