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Lake District Canoe White Water Progression

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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

Take your canoeing up a level with our two-day adventure - Lake District Canoe White Water Progression. This white water canoe trip takes in the likes of the Leven, Eden, Lune, Greta and Tees - some of the amazing rivers we have on our doorstep.

 

With 20 years of experience coaching paddlesports in the Lakes, we know how to get the best river conditions, the smoothest lines and fun moves on the rapids so that you can make the most of your time on the water. When we’re not working, we’ll be found on the rivers and can't wait to show you our local playground. Over two days of coaching, we will develop your paddling, showing you precise cutting edge techniques, and help you move your paddling up a notch so that you will leave with a clear path for future development.

 

We’ll start off by brushing up any gaps in boat manoeuvring and swiftly move on to setting your aims for the two days. From driving the boat around holes and waves, to backing off the gas to let the boat ride high through features, and using the hull of the boat to keep the water out, we have loads of techniques, hints and tips to give you.

 

From the wide open Eden, tight and twisty Lune to the bigger volume Leven, we’ll pick the rivers to suit the group and get the best from the conditions. The Lakes is the perfect location to move your paddling on from ‘getting down the rapid’ to consistently hitting your chosen line.

 

We’ll refresh the fundamentals, and like all our courses give you the techniques that continue to work in the most advanced conditions. We'll work as a team to develop your analysis of the rapids ensuring you have the tools to plan your route, tactics and safety cover.

Who Is This Course For?

For this course we ask that you are paddling on grade 2 white water, with some experience of or keenness for some grade 3. If you are aged under 18, you will need to be joined by a parent or legal guardian who has also paid to do the course.

Kit List

Full personal kit, including:

  • Canoe suitably out-fitted for white water, with floatation fitted (your performance will be significantly helped by having a kneeling thwart fitted in the right position).

  • Well-fitting white water helmet

  • Paddle

  • Buoyancy aid

  • Dry suit or cag and waterproof trousers

  • Thermals

  • River shoes or old trainers 

 

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. Canoes and dry suits are available for hire

Location

The course will take place on the rivers of the Lake District and adjoining Yorkshire Dales National Park. To make best use of the conditions we’ll choose the rivers based on the water levels and forecast immediately prior to the course. We'll confirm the meeting point for the first day at least 3 days prior to the course. If you are booking accommodation, Kendal is the ideal spot to base yourself as it provides the best access to the surrounding rivers.

What Happens Next?

Look out for our Advanced Lakes Canoe courses coming soon. 

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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