and Water Home
Mountain and Water
and Youth Groups
and kayaking) has something for everyone! Open canoes,
touring kayaks, white-water kayaks, sea kayaks... We offer
courses in all types, from beginner to improver. On some of
you can try them all.
kayaking is ideal for those who want to be ON the
water, not in it.
user-friendly kayak was designed with beginners in
mind, for touring and race training and is suitable
for those who want to cover distances without going
onto rough water. No capsize drill is needed, as in
the event of a capsize you will fall safely out of
Cockpit Touring Kayak
These are similar to the Open
Cockpit Kayak (above) but have a compartment for
'luggage' accessed by a hatch on the deck.
The open canoe
is also ideal for those who want to stay dry, but
these versatile craft can be used for touring on
placid, open and white-water.
With its large
carrying capacity this is the craft for exploring
well off the beaten track, or for family picnics.
Open canoes can
be paddled solo or doubles, and some are
have relatively tight-fitting cockpits sealed with
spraydecks to keep out the water, and are ideal for
white-water or local sea paddling.
You can move on
from these to rodeo/freestyle designs, or sea
To use a
closed-cockpit kayak it is necessary to practise
the capsize drill, to learn to exit the kayak
closed-cockpit kayaks are longer and
straighter-running which makes them ideal for sea
capacity makes extended self-sufficient journeys
To use one of
these it is necessary to practise the capsize
drill, to learn to exit the kayak safely