CREEK&CLIMB

Introduction to White Water

Join us as you take your first steps on white water, whether you are looking to kayak on easy white water or class V.

This two day course will set you on your way.  Looking at giving you the foundations to paddle safely on easy white water.

 By the end of the course we hope you will have had a fun experience and have learnt some new skills to practice when you leave.

 

SOME PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.

 

You need to be able to control your boat on flat water with the ability to move your kayak forward, backward and turn, with a confident capsize.

 

WHAT WE COVER

 

The first day will be spent improving your current skills, we will also look at specific river techniques.

These will include a selection of these techniques

 

Ferry gliding

Breaking in and out

Reading Rapids

Surfing small waves

Simple Safety

 

The second day generally will involve some form of journey dependant on river levels, and putting these new found skills into practice on our journey.

 

WHAT WE PROVIDE

 

We recommend that you have your own kayak at this time however we can provide any equipment if required, all we ask is that you give us notice on booking if you require any equipment big or small.

 

VENUES USED

 

The Peak District has a selection of Rivers that can be used which hold there level well, such as the Goyt, Mersey and Duddon allowing us to explore this beautiful area at will.

 

Wales has a number of beautiful rivers, those we use most are the Dee which you can kayak on all year round,  the Llugwy and Glaslyn which are more rain dependant.

 

WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING

 

Warm outdoor clothing (fleeces, thermals,)

Footwear you don’t mind getting wet (not flip flops or wellingtons)

Drink (Hot or Cold dependant on time of year)

Waterproof’s,

Swimming Costume/Shorts/Clothes you can get wet in

 

IF YOU ALREADY OWN

 

Kayak & Paddle,

Cag,

Wetsuit,

Buoyancy Aid,

Helmet, Spray Deck,

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