Tyn Cornel Camping, Frongoch, Bala,
Gwynedd, LL23 7NU OS Grid Ref. SH895398
2 Days Training, Saturday - Sunday
Digital pictures and a HD video of the week.
A secure trailer will transport your gear in dry storage for the trip to river locations. We can provide ww kayaks, ww Dry cags, Wetsuits, Carbon paddles, Helmets, Neoprene spray decks and ww bouancy aids included in the course fee.
Need to paddle a short ww kayak in a straight line and be confident turning with a spraydeck on. Perfect for your first lessons on grade II white water. The week will cover your first grade II rapids. Good experience and training for 3 or 4 star kayak. Ideally you will have completed a river skills foundation weekend or 5 day course on Grade I. Enjoy summer white water and improve your grade 2 moving water skills.
The course provides 6 days of training to help you control your boat on grade II white water. the holiday has one rest/explore day. If your looking to improve your skills and knowledge of the river environment this week holiday is great to increase your kayaking white water confidence and control, and have lots of fun. Each evening there will be a classrom session with media feedback and course information sheets to go in your course folder.
We think grade II is a great way to enjoy river kayaking and aim to help you master white water skills to progress your paddling. Great experience to work towards your 3 star ww kayak or just feel confident and in control on the river kayaking.
The Tryweryn is a river in North Wales which starts at Llyn Tryweryn in the Snowdonia National Park and joins the river Dee at Bala. We use the facilities and course at the National White Water Centre.
The River Dee flows through parts of both Wales and England, we use grade 2/3 sections around Llangollen
Edge Control & Support
Safety & Rescue Drills
Teamwork & Leading
Key Stroke Timing
White Water Rolling
River Side camping Included
Friday Evening Arrive 6.00pm-8.00pm - Meeting, Relaxed Group Briefing
Meeting at the campsite,, briefing the week ahead. Introducing the equipment used during the week. Meeting everyone on the course in a relaxed atmosphere.
Evening classroom briefing 8.00 - 10.30pm (Questions and course outline)
Saturday 10.00 - 5.00 Group Tactics and using the flow
A morning classroom session with the kit and swim breifing. In the afternoon we drive to Llangollen for the first Kayaking Skills session .Opertunity to visit Tryweryn and the Welsh Naitional Trianing venue. A hydro dam realeasing water to create funn technical grade 2 and 3 rapids.
Evening classroom briefing 8.00 - 10.30pm (Position and Awareness)
Sunday 10.00 - 5.00 Skills on Grade 2/3 River Awareness
Looking to cover some distance and travel 3 miles down the river Dee. Going into more detail with control and river awareness / Rescues and teamwork drills. . Running the first grade 3/4 rapid as a team. Looking into lines, timming and river tactics. Using the flow and controlled decent with safety boats and throwline training. The morning session is spent training on the grade II rapids then relaxing at the accommodation for the de briefing to give you the final feedback on your development..
With an early finish the adventure comes to an end.
" Explore North Wales with this kayaking adventure! " - Dan