Guided Trips and Discovery Paddling

 


We offer guided trips and introductory sessions on sit-on-top kayaks for children aged eight and above. Sit-on-top kayaks are easy and fun for beginners to use, and allow for the highest level of risk management as there is no risk of entrapment if they capsize.  We tailor our sessions to individual groups to help them achieve their learning outcomes.   Topics covered include::

  • Kayak and paddle design.
  • Paddling techniques (forward paddling, turning, stopping and draw strokes).
  • Rescue techniques.
  • Sea wildlife.
  • Tides.
  • Water safety.

Wetsuits can be hired for £2 per session.  All you need to bring are shoes suitable for getting wet.

Prices £20 per session (3 -4 hours)

Sea Kayak Qualifications

Paddlepower is an exciting scheme aimed at young people. Its colourful and youth-centred approach aims to:

  • Encourage more young people to take up kayaking
  • Provide progression and reward achievement in a wide range of topics
  • Introduce learners to all aspects of the sport – both competitive and adventurous
  • Signpost learners to local clubs where their skills and development can be nurtured.

The Paddlepower Awards

Paddlepower Start

An entry level award suitable for taster sessions or as part of a series of sessions.

Paddlepower Passport

Four progressive levels based on 24 topics which can be grouped into Safety Awareness, Paddling Skills, Varied Experiences, and Supporting Knowledge. The award is equivalent to 1 Star.

Paddlepower Discover

This follows on from Passport with a further 4 levels to take the young paddler to equivalent of 2 star standard.

Paddlepower Explore

Three different levels take the paddler on an extensive journey exploring the great variety of paddlesport activities, with topics focused on participation in events and journeys in the competitive and non-competitive disciplines.

Paddlepower Excel

Three levels to test the paddler on all elements of paddlesport including being responsible for self and others, participation in journeys, coaching sessions, training, events/competitions in a variety of disciplines, background knowledge of the sport; access, rules, environmental, nutrition and goal setting.