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Intro To Steep Creeking

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Course Dates & Booking

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To book a place on this course, click on a date above to book and pay for the course, then complete and submit the Booking Form. If the following dates are not suitable, or you want to make a private booking for your club or centre, please get in touch.

Course Overview

This two-day creek boating course will fine tune your skills on steeper rivers. From the higher volume drops on the Kent to the waterfalls of the Tees and Swale, and the slides and drops on the Langstrath, the Lakes is a great starting ground for developing techniques for running steeper rivers. We’ve been seeking out the drops on the rivers in the area for 20 years and with our support, you'll leave the course with the know-how to continue your own development and set your own challenges.

We Will Look At

  • How to safely analyse drops and slides to work out your preferred lines

  • Perfecting your boof to create predictable take-offs and landings and to carry your boat over stoppers

  • Changing angle on the drop

  • Absorbing impacts

  • Timings of crucial paddle strokes to ensure the perfect line

  • Skipping the boat away from the landing

 

​Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who has also signed up for the course.

Kit List

Full personal kayaking kit, including:

  • A white water specific kayak with front and rear airbags

  • Well-fitting white water helmet

  • Paddle

  • Buoyancy aid

  • Spray deck

  • Dry suit or cag and waterproof trousers

  • Thermals

  • River shoes or trainers (not wetsuit boots)

 

Please don't buy new items for the course, it is a great opportunity to try different options and make an informed purchase after. If you need any kit advice or to borrow anything, please get in touch before the course. Kayaks and dry suits are available for hire

Book Now

To book a place on this course, click above to book and pay for the course, then complete and submit the Booking Form. If the following dates are not suitable, or you want to make a private booking for your club or centre, please get in touch.

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