Canoeing or Kayaking for beginners

Spread over 2 days, this canoeing or kayaking for beginners course is designed to teach you the foundation skills required to get you started and improve your confidence in the world of paddle sport. Whether you see yourself canoe touring on quiet lochs, or making an adrenalin filled descent of a white water rapid in a kayak, this course will get you on your way.

Day one starts on the Union canal in Edinburgh where you will learn the basic paddle skills, before moving on to the River Tweed on day two to put these new found skills in to practice. 

Participants over the age of 14yrs can gain their BCU One Star Award if desired.

  • 2 day course: £160/person including all transport* and equipment required.
  • 1:1 2 day course: £280 including all transport* and equipment required.
  • 1:1 1 day assessment only: £140/person 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.


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For more information on the BCU 1 Star Award click on the Syllabus link to the left.