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May 2012

Sea Kayaking Skills 2 Day






09:30 to 16:30


£173.00  (Convert)

Book more than 1 place and get 10% discount off additional places

About the Event

Discover the inspirational activity of Sea Kayaking on the mystical waterways and stunning coastline in Northern Ireland on this 2 day beginners learn Sea 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 Sea 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 Sea 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 Sea Kayak handling and paddle strokes.

3.The basics of Sea Kayak navigation to include map interpretation and trail use.

4.The basics of Sea Kayak safety to include hazard awareness, avoidance and emergency procedures.

5.To enjoy the natural environment responsibly using the principles of ‘Leave No Trace’.

What is the course format?

Basic theory shall be covered each morning in our centre while other elements shall be introduced throughout the 2 days with emphasis on the practical application of the theory while out and about paddling.

What is included in the course cost?

2 days of coaching/guiding with a professional Sea 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?

Course begins daily 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 Sea Kayaking courses since 1996. With highly qualified staff the Centre is has a wealth of experience teaching beginners to seasoned pros.

This Centre has been offering a variety of Canoeing 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

Local advice

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 about local weather conditions?

Due to the flexibility of the course and the versatility of the region, weather rarely impinges upon the course, and remember there’s no such thing as poor weather just poor clothing!

What is the course cost?

£173 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 £19.99 – 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.

Contact and Booking


For more information about Sea Kayaking Skills 2 Day, click here.

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Life HQ, The Grange Yard, Castlewellan Forest Park, Castlewellan
+44 (0) 28 437 70714

Directions from Castlewellan: Sign posted from Town Centre

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