Kayaking in Devon (BCU 1 star)
This course is for people who want to try out kayaking and canoeing and gain a qualification. It's the first course on a series of courses designed by BCU, as an introduction to paddlesports and we run some course suitable for families and others for individuals to gain skills in a safe and fun way!
1 day course
This course has 1 full day getting started in using a kayak and canoe focussing on developing confidence in a fun way. In this time you learn how to launch a canoe or kayak, how to paddle and steer as well as turning, dealing with capsizing and securing the vessel safety. This course takes place on our lakes.
Accommodation is available at an extra cost for those who want to stay overnight.
1 Day course £49.00 per person (course tuition only, accommodation extra)
Weekend course £99 per person (course only, accommodation extra)
2 day course
This course is aimed at Families, especially those with teenagers, who want to start kayaking and canoeing as a leisure past-time, and wish to extend their skills further than our taster half-day sessions. It includes a day at our lakes, building the initial skills for the BCU 1 Star Award, where you learn how to launch a canoe or kayak, how to paddle and steer as well as turning, dealing with capsizing and securing the vessel safety. Then to build your skills and confidence it is followed by a Paddle-day expedition down the River Exe and the Exeter Canal.
A safe session extending your skills will be our priority. Several of our instructors are have advanced coaching certificates and spend their spare time exploring different white water rivers in south-west England, north Wales, and various countries around the world.