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Discover the inspirational activity of Kayaking on the mystical waterwaysand stunning rivers in Northern Ireland on this 1 day beginners learn to Kayaking – Personal Skills course.
With the aid of our skilled and passionate coaches you’ll not only enjoy guided trips of the local area but also develop all the basics required to continue enjoying the activity in complete confidence.
Is this course for me?
Definitely! Ideal for either complete beginners or those who have tried Kayaking before including individuals, groups or clubs wishing to move to the next level.
Where is the course located?
Located at our Adventure Centre in the fishing village of Annalong on the Mourne Coastline at the edge of the stunning Mourne Mountains and Mourne Coastal plain, the Centre is perfectly situated for all levels of Kayaking all year round.
What will I learn on the course?
1.The basics of planning and preparation for your journey to include route choice, fitness and equipment choice.
2.The basics of Kayak handling and paddle strokes.
3.To enjoy the natural environment responsibly using the principles of ‘Leave No Trace’.
Other areas that may be introduced during the course include;
4.The basics of Kayak navigation to include map interpretation and trail use.
5.The basics of Kayak safety to include hazard awareness, avoidance and emergency procedures.
What is the course format?
Basic theory shall be covered each morning in our centre while other elements shall be introduced throughout the day with emphasis on the practical application of the theory while out and about paddling.
What is included in the course cost?
1 day of coaching/guiding with a professional Kayak coach.
All specialist equipment.
All in course transport (Pre and post course shuttles to and from our centre are available upon request).
All in course accommodation (Centre based with pre and post course accommodation available upon request).
What are the course pre-requisites?
Suitable for complete beginners and those who want to improve existing beginners skills
Minimum age 12
A sense of Adventure!
What is the course schedule?
Daily courses begin at 9.30 am until approximately 4.30 pm.
When does the course run?
Courses run regularly all year round – check calendar for availability - or upon request for group bookings (6 or more)
Please note that on our open courses we have no minimum requirement to run – if you book it we will run it!
What does the centre offer?
This Centre has been offering a variety of Kayaking courses since 1996. With highly qualified staff the Centre is has a wealth of experience teaching beginners to seasoned pros.
Located beside an historic harbour in the traditional fishing village of Annalong, on the edge of the Mourne Mountains and stunning Mourne Coastal Plain, a perfect spot for getting outdoors.
Fishing Village location
Harbour Inn and Restaurants
Friendly flexible accommodation
Highly qualified instructors
What can I do in my free time?
Enjoy the hospitality of the traditional fishing village of Annalong with Harbour Inn and Restaurants.
Enjoy the sites, sounds and attractions of the nearby seaside resort of Newcastle with stunning promenade and range of hospitality (Shuttles are available to and from Newcastle and other local towns and attractions upon request).
If you find yourself hooked on the outdoors, you can enjoy a range of coastal walks or explore the Mourne Coastal Plain in your free time or if you would like a change try them on Mountain Bike (Available for hire).
What is the course cost?
£76 per person (Book more than 1 place and get 10% discount off additional places)
Worried about cancellation?
Don’t! Lifeline postponement cover for this course is available for only £9.99 – should you be unable to attend for whatever reason you can automatically re-schedule to the next available date – terms and conditions apply.
Are you enquiring on behalf of a group/club?
Contact us directly for special group/club rates and remember for group/club bookings (6 or more) we will run courses upon request.