White Water Kayak Development Week

Course start date: 

Course finish date: 

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3 Star Open Canoe training and assessment – 


Week break down:

Monday –           River day

Tuesday –          River day

Wednesday –    River day

Thursday –        River day

Friday –             River day


5 days coaching and guiding in white water kayak on some of the best white water the South West of England has to offer! During these 5 days we will start by working towards the British Canoeing 3 star white water kayak award and then develop your own white water kayaking skills above and beyond this. This 5 day long course is aimed at people who want more than just 2 days of coaching to achieve their 3 white water kayak and give themselves some more time on the water to consolidate skills and learn more.


If you’re an avid white water kayaker but don’t like the idea of doing British Canoeing awards don’t be put off this trip you can still join us and learn new skills just at the end of the week you don’t receive any certificates, you just go away happy with a fully detailed development plan and new skills learnt.


If you’re working towards your moderate water white water kayak leader award this trip works well as the environments we will be working in are the same environments, you’d be leading in during your assessment. This trip can be used to consolidate skills and leadership techniques as well as give you an opportunity to practise your leadership skills with a live group in various conditions with a high level coach observing you to give you feedback at the of each day.


Skills Covered:

-        Moving water skills

-        Breaking in and out

-        Ferry Gliding

-        S – Turns

-        Rolling

-        Surfing

-        Side surfing in a hole

-        Safety and Rescue

-        Trip Planning


Price includes:

- 4 nights’ accommodation in a rented house,
- 5 days of coaching and guiding,
- 3 star whitewater kayak training and assessment,

- Photos and Video's from the trip

Price doesn't include:
- Transport to Dartmoor
- Food & Drink (food we will cook/make every meal as a big group and split the costs of the food across the whole group)
- Personal insurance

- Kit hire
- Certificate fee for 3 star white water kayak – BC member £12 – Non member £25


Don’t have your own kayak? In some cases, we can provide a kayak but please get in contact with us about this prior to booking on.

Pay £150 deposit now and then pay remainder 1 month before trip start date or earlier.


 With Accommodation: £550

Without Accommodation: £450