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Kayaking Introduction Courses for Beginners River Wye

Anyone can give kayaking a go for the first time. An active outdoor recreational hobby and sport. We use white water river running kayaks and they can be very responsive and tricky to control as a beginner. There are many paddle techniques and skills to learn and improve. Our introduction courses are a fun challenge and help you learn the skills to be in control and confident.

Your First experience in a kayak is important. We want to make sure you enjoy it, feel confident and gain control of your boat.

You will need time to get your balance although the kayaks are very stable if fitting correctly and you have an active posture. Important safety drills will be taught to make your kayaking experience a fun, enjoyable time. We aim in give you a taste of kayaking and increase your knowledge of the sport. We take great pleasure in helping you enjoy kayaking and giving you a feal for a great recreational hobby.


Main Course Content

Forward paddling
Sideways Draw

River Skills



Kayaking Taster Day |» BOOKING/INFO

The day begins at 9.30am meeting up for a chat and a coffee. After the briefing you will be given your equipment to use and get changed into. Using wetsuits and all the correct safety gear, buoyancy aids, helmets and cags. Before you get onto the water we will explain the fundamental safety drills and introduce you to the paddle. Foundation skills for stopping, turning and paddling forward will be shown to you in simple step by step training sessions. After a luanch break the afternoon recaps on the skills and gives you move practice time to improve. A relaxing fun and challenging day outdoors learning to paddle a kayak for the first time as a novice.

Novice weekend |» BOOKING/INFO

The first day will introduce you to control skills and equipment for kayaking. The second day is about a taste of river skills and a trip down the river Wye. With 2 days you get to practice and improve control of the kayak and experience a river trip or further flat water training. As a beginner this gives you the chance to really get a taste of kayaking and help you decide if its a new hobby or sport for you.

Introduction beginner week |» BOOKING/INFO

The course will really get you going in the sport of kayaking. We aim to show you control skills, practice routines and let you experience several fun river trips. With the five days of training you can get a sense of improvement and enjoyment over the week. Extra skills with turning, paddling forward and river experience. A great active outdoor holiday in Wales.