Canoe expedition skills - Canoe safety

For those looking to increase their confidence in organising their own trips this two day canoe expedition skills course will teach you all the necessary planning, navigation and canoe safety skills required for your river trip adventures.

Areas covered will include:

  • Journey planning and route cards.
  • Map reading.
  • Equipment required.
  • Loading/stowing of equipment.
  • Safety and rescue techniques.
Day one is based on the Union Canal in Edinburgh brushing up on boat handling skills and rescue techniques as well as planning the trip for day two. The second day will begin by looking at the equipment required and how to pack your boat followed by a paddle down the River Tweed, identifying river features and their potential hazards.

With a combination of theory and practical river based activity, this course will give you the confidence to plan and carry out your river trips in a safe and enjoyable environment.
  • 2 day course: £160/person including all transport* and equipment required.
  • 1:1 2 day course: £280 including all transport* and equipment required.
*Transport is included at no extra charge from Edinburgh. Collections from other locations may vary in price. Please call for further details. 

Canoe expedition skills course Edinburgh
Canoe expedition skills course Edinburgh