Canoe Expedition Training Weekend
About the Event
Cost: £150 per person (members £100), canoe hire £50 per boat with additional costs for optional extra days.
This course will cover all the skills needed to undertake a multi-day canoe journey in UK waters. We will look at paddling skills, expedition planning and packing, and (optionally) wild camping on a lakeshore. Expert tuition and positive support will be provided to participants throughout the course. You can opt for either 2 1/2 days or 3 1/2 days depending on where you would like to be canoeing in the future!
Canoes and paddling equipment will be available to borrow for the course, but participants should bring their own camping equipment and stoves.
The first night will be based at Gillside campsite, but it is not required to stay there and the cost of this is not included in the price.
Friday evening will be a briefing session.
Saturday basic canoe paddling skills for efficient and enjoyable paddling on flat water. Saturday evening in the pub.
Sunday will cover more advanced journeying skills and safety and rescue. Finishing at 4pm.
Sunday night and Monday will be optional additional training to cover overnight camps and an introduction to moving water skills. This has been added as specific skills training for our River Spey trip in August. Additional cost for Sunday night and Monday: £75 per person (members £50).
Sunday night will be a supported overnight camp on the lakeshore.
Monday will be an introduction to moving water skills.
Course tutor: Stuart Lockton