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Open Canoe Course Scotland:

Introduction to Moving Water (Canoe)


Taking the skills from the flat water and starting to develop these into usage on the three dimentional environment of the white water. We only use suitable sections of water to all the members of the group be it grade one or two. For more information on the grading system please see the additional information page. Through the course we will look at water movement and how we can harness its energy, reading the white water, white water safety and equipment, fundamentals of using our body, boat and paddle. Finally action planning for you paddling future.



The Course comes in Two and Five day options. 


The Two day course cover all of the above in theory and practice but with less time for consolidation.


The Five day course looks at the information listed above to a fine degree. At the end of the week you should be:

looking to move onto grade three minus rivers.

Have a solid understanding and application of Safety equipment.

A firm Grasp of safety management up to grade 3- rapids.  

River reading skills on a multitude of rapids  be it technical or volume.

A wider breadth of rivers to draw experience from the theorys delivered by your coach.



To book Accommodation please see our recommended venues please click here
To view the venues used and clothing / equipment you are required to bring please click here



Recommended Reading:


Paddle your own Canoe by Gary and Joanie McGuffin

Path of the Paddle by Bill Mason

Thrill of the Paddle by Paul Mason


to understand white water

kayak by William knealy


all available here



Please bear in mind that if this course does not fit your exact requirements or ideal date please feel free to contact the office who will be happy to arrange the perfect course and suitable date for you.



Course Costs


2 day    £150pp


5 day    £340pp


Course Dates


Please contact the office for all current dates here



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