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Canoeing and Kayaking

 

Introduction and Improver courses

Intro to Kayaking/Canoeing

Want to try kayaking or canoeing? Opt for this one day introduction session designed to give individuals the chance of trying kayaking or canoeing.

 

Intro to Moving Water Kayak

This 6 hour introduction course will introduce you to the fantastic sport of White Water Kayaking. We start with how we drive the boat forward, then getting a stable edge. By the end of the day you'll be happy braking in & out & ferry gliding. and we'll finish with a run down a grade 2 rapid.  All kit is provided along with expert coaching from our team. If you want to be ready for a White Water adventure, this is the perfect starting point.

Equipment & set up |Driving the boat forward| Gaining a Stable Edge| Breaking in & out | Ferry gliding | White Water safety

We supply all the equipment you require although you’re welcome to bring your own boat and kit if you have it. Once you’ve grasped the basics of White Water Kayaking on this introduction you’ll be ready to progress into river trips.

 

Intro to Moving Water Canoeing

This 6 hour introduction course will introduce you to the fantastic sport of White Water Canoeing. We start gently using the flow and small waves at Artist Corner, Matlock. All kit is provided along with expert coaching from our team. If you want to be ready for a White Water adventure, this is the perfect starting point.

Equipment & set up | Breaking in & out | Ferry gliding | White Water safety

We supply all the equipment you require although you’re welcome to bring your own boat and kit if you have it. Once you’ve grasped the basics of White Water Kayaking on this introduction you’ll be ready to progress into river trips.

River Trips

River Don ½ - full day

River Derwent ½ - Full day

River Idle 1- 2 days

River Wye 1-4 days

River Spey 5 days

Cromford Canal ½ day

Peak forest Canal ½ -full day

Sheffield Canal ½ day

 Safety awards

Foundation Safety and Rescue Training

Course aims

This training course aims to provide paddlers with the key safety and rescue skills required to operate safely and to be able to deal with common emergencies. These skills form the foundations for safety and rescue throughout British Canoeing qualifications.

The award has two purposes:

·To provide the paddler with the necessary skills that will enable them to ensure the safety of themselves and others.

·To provide the paddler with the appropriate rescue skills that can be used to help themselves and/or others in difficulty.

 

 
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Climbing

 

Intro to Climbing

If you’ve never climbed before or had a small taster years ago then our Intro to Climbing course is the best way to learn the ropes and discover the world of climbing. The Intro to Climbing course will teach you to be a competent and safe climber, and once you’ve completed the course you’ll be able to prove competence to climb on your own or with friends at any climbing wall in the UK.

Course Content

  • Tie-in to a climbing rope

  • Belaying and rope control

  • Safety in a climbing wall

  • Bouldering and spotting

  • Understanding of the climbing grade system

  • Use of Auto Belays

  • All equipment hire included

 

Intro to Outdoor Climbing

This course is for those who are looking to get their first taste of outdoor rock climbing, it is suitable for climbers who have not climbed outside before or who have little outdoor experience and want to give it a go.

It is a one day course where we will take you out climbing in the Peak District, where you will be given the chance to fully appreciate what it is like to climb outdoors. On this course the instructor will deal with all the equipment and rigging leaving you free to concentrate on climbing in a new and challenging environment.

The course will cover:

  • As much climbing as we can fit into the day.

  • Basic Rope Work, Basic Climbing Skills and Bouldering.

  • Use of Harness and Belay Device.

  • Climbing Areas, Rock Types, Crag Selection.

  • Climbing Ethics, Use of Guide Book.

  • Access and Environmental Issues.

 

Skills coaching

Climb Skills teaches a host of practical technique and movement skills including:

Course Content:

  • Footwork

  • Correct use of climbing holds

  • Body positioning & specific movement techniques

  • Advanced movement techniques

  • Climbing efficiently

 

 

Outdoor Climbing Progression Course:

This is a 2-day course aimed at teaching you how to set up your own top and bottom ropes so you can start to take yourself out climbing safely.  Over the weekend we will aim to broaden your experience by visiting two different venues.  We look to develop your basic climbing skills by working on:

  • Route selection and understanding guide books

  • Top roping and bottom roping

  • Different types of venue

  • Knots and basic rope work

  • Anchor selection and setting up of a bottom and top rope

  • Use and understanding of equipment

  • Safety in the crag environment

  • Develop our climbing skills, knowledge and experience