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Advanced White Water Kayak Skills


Do you want to improve the little things that make all the difference in advanced white water?

On our advanced white water course we will help you take the next step in your white water paddling.

Paddling in advanced white water requires a number of skills. On an Wild River advanced white water paddling course we can’t fix everything but we will work on:

  • Precise river reading to make your runs predictable.
  • Helping you make good decisions about paddling or walking based on understanding of what is required to paddle a line and management of the risk.
  • Using the river features to help achieve your desired outcome.
  • Effective boat control to achieve the perfect line.
  • Perfect blade placement to lift the boat over holes or drops.
  • Strong body positions on landings to manage the impact.

All our staff are highly skilled passionate paddlers. More importantly they are great coaches who understand people and can tailor the course to your individual needs. We won’t be teaching a group of students but working with the individuals in a group setting.

We will work to create a supportive environment where you are encouraged to try new things where failure is accepted and celebrated.

We will develop your understanding of how you can develop without us. All practice tasks are set in such a way that you can get your own feedback. Therefore you can work without our coaches when back on your local run.

We will also try to get that perfect picture to take away.  Where appropriate, we will use video to help you improve your performance. We will of course make this available to you after the course.

Improvement of performance in the extremely dynamic whitewater environment is not a quick fix. At the end of every course we will spend time helping you create an action plan for improvement.  We will also record enough information to make your next coaching session better. When you come back to Wild River we will be able to start where we left off.

You should do this course if:

  • You paddle the classic Lake District runs on the Leven and Lower Kent and want to build confidence to run them more precisely or at higher levels.
  • You paddle the river Tees around Low Force but want to fly off the drop with complete control to get the perfect landing.
  • Weekend trips to N. Wales involve happy trips on the Dee and Tryweryn but you want to prepare for different runs.
  • You enjoy  paddling low water runs in Scotland but want to increase your ability when the rivers are higher.

A reliable roll is a massively useful tool. However it isn’t essential for this course. 

Course Dates

20,21 February 2021
20,21 March 2021

Course fee: £200

Advanced Whitewater
Advanced Whitewater
Advanced Whitewater
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Wild River recommends that all customers take out personal insurance for the activity.

We can tailor a course to your specific needs.

If you cannot find the course you want or the date you need then please contact us and we will try to meet your needs.

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