Courses & Sessions

Equipment hire

The price of the ‘Come and Try’ session includes equipment hire; for all other sessions equipment hire is not included in the price. We have some equipment we can hire directly (see here for prices) and we work with local hire companies where appropriate to make sure you have everything you need.

Please note that buoyancy aids are mandatory for all kayakers and canoeists, and advisory for paddleboarders.

Flat Water Kayaking Skills – Level 3

On completion of the Level 3 course, candidates will have a full range of flat water kayaking skills and be able to blend the strokes together to achieve subtle adjustments. They will appreciate the importance of generating blade pressure in manoeuvring the boat. They will be able to help a fellow paddler back into their boat. They would paddle as part of an unsupervised group on water with significant flow, swell and small waves. In British Canoeing terms, this would equip them to paddle on Moderate Water and is broadly equivalent to the Paddle Explore Award.

For more information on the Flat Water Kayaking Skills including the full syllabi and assessment criteria please see the full course description here.


Swanwick | Swanwick Shore Road, Swanwick, Hampshire, SO31 7EF | What3Words arena.hits.stay | Map

Previous experience needed for this activity:

Competent flat water paddler

Duration & cost:

16 hours | £420


As a course run on demand, you can choose a date and time to suit you ! Please let us know you’re preferred time on the Booking Form.

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