If you’re looking to give kayaking a go then our kayak taster days are perfect for you. Suitable for both kids (12 yrs+) and adults, our kayak taster days are designed for beginners to introduce you to the skills and techniques of paddling a closed-cockpit kayak on a natural body of water.
During the session your British Canoeing qualified coach will take you through a series of land based exercises, teaching you essential kayaking skills before setting you out on the water.
Throughout the activity session, the emphasis is placed on safe, enjoyable fun through progressive learning and confidence building. Kayaking is an exciting, competitive and recreational sport so, for our taster days we encompass all of these with a healthy helping of fun and adventure!
Please Note: This activity requires a minimum of 4 people. Please contact us for further information.
Duration: 2 Hours
What’s Involved – You will spend the session staying locally on the river. During the session you will learn basic skills and develop correct paddling techniques in manoeuvring the kayak, along with playing a few games to put these newly learned skills to the test.
Duration: 4-5 Hours
What’s Involved – You will spend the morning staying locally on the river where you will concentrate on skill & technique, getting you comfortable in the Kayak. Then, in the afternoon your coach will lead you on a short expedition down river to put your newly found skills into practice whilst enjoying some games along the way.
Launching & Landing
Breaking In/Out of Eddies
Basic River Navigation
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Kayaking is available as either a half day session (2 hours) or full day session (4-5 hours). Times for each session are specified below however, finishing times may vary depending on group size. Please also be aware that times include check-in & kit-up.
|MINIMUM AGE||12 years (Children must be accompanied by an adult)|
(Arrivals to Farewells)
|Full Day – 09:15am to 16:30pm
Half Day Morning – 09:00am to 12:30pm
Half Day Afternoon – 12:45pm to 4:30pm
|ARRIVAL POINT||All customers are to arrive at the Adventure Centre at the specified session time on your confirmation.|
|ACTIVITY VENUE||River Wye (Weather Dependant)|
|WHAT’S PROVIDED|| 5/3mm wetsuit
Kayak & Paddle
|WHAT TO BRING|| Swimwear
Full change of clothes
Trainers or Wetsuit Boots
|PLEASE NOTE||This activity requires a minimum of 4 people. Please contact us for further information.|
All our activity sessions take place outdoors where conditions may be wet, cold & muddy. Please consider this prior to arrival, preparing yourself with appropriate clothing for the outdoors.
How to book your Kayaking session
If you wish to book a kayaking session, please give us a call on 01497 847897 and a member of the Black Mountain Team will be happy to check availability, and answer any questions you might have.
ADULTS & FAMILIES
Please Note: We do require a minimum of 4 people booked onto an activity in order for the session to run. Please contact us for further information.