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Water Awareness Day
"We had a great time, it's really rare when you're learning and having fun at the same time!!! We went away feeling more confident and can't wait for our trip now..."
Anyone can enjoy one of our water awareness days, but they are designed to be particularly useful for anyone who:
  • is interested in canoe or kayak hire and would like some basic tuition first;
  • has recently bought, or is thinking of buying, their first canoe or touring kayak;
  • has done some canoeing or kayaking on placid sheltered water, and is thinking of exploring more challenging waters;
  • Has done some canoeing or kayaking in the past with an instructor, and now wants to do their own thing...

Water Awareness Days are available for river or open water environments, including coastal and estuaries. You may book additional days to include a range of environments. Run by instructors with decades of canoeing and kayaking experience, the aim of these days is to equip you with the knowledge to carry out a continuous, dynamic risk assessment of your journey, and make informed decisions.

After a short session making sure you can move your Open Canoe or Touring Kayak forwards, backwards, sideways and stop; we spend the rest of the day on a short journey, looking at typical water features and strategies for safe paddling.

Water Awareness days do NOT cover white-water, weirs, or additional skills needed for paddling closed-cockpit kayaks. If you would like a course covering any of these aspects, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

 Date Last Modified: 09/10/14