Dartmoor Development Days

If you’re looking for an exciting way to spend your winter, consider joining our moderate water-guided development days and experience the thrill of navigating through grade 2/3 rapids of South West. Our experienced and certified coaching team is committed to helping you improve your paddling skills and achieve your goals, regardless of your experience level.

Whether you’re trying white-water rafting for the first time or you’re an experienced paddler looking to advance your skills, our team has got you covered. We teach you the best techniques to navigate the rapids safely and confidently and help you master the loop to take your skills to the next level.

The advanced group is limited to only four participants, so you can be sure to receive personalized attention and coaching. Our team will work closely with you to identify your strengths and weaknesses and provide you with the most effective feedback to improve your skills.

Each day, the spaces will be available to anyone unless a private group has made a booking.

Take advantage of this opportunity to challenge yourself and have fun outdoors this winter. Sign up today to join our moderate water-guided development days and take your paddling skills to the next level!

What's Included

  • One days of coaching.

Prerequisites

We recommend being at a 3* standard or being comfortable on grade 2/3 for this course.

If you’re unsure whether or not this course is for you, please give us a call or drop us a message, and we’ll help guide you down the correct path!

Other Info

Boats and equipment can be hired for an additional cost. Please enquire when booking and we can give you a price breakdown.

 

MINIMUM NUMBERS AND WATER LEVELS:

When in natural river environments, the course may be moved location or postponed if we do not have the correct conditions.

Courses run on man-made venues do not include your water fees in the booking cost.

If you’re looking for an exciting way to spend your winter, consider joining our moderate water-guided development days and experience the thrill of navigating through grade 2/3 rapids of South West. Our experienced and certified coaching team is committed to helping you improve your paddling skills and achieve your goals, regardless of your experience level.

Whether you’re trying white-water rafting for the first time or you’re an experienced paddler looking to advance your skills, our team has got you covered. We teach you the best techniques to navigate the rapids safely and confidently and help you master the loop to take your skills to the next level.

The advanced group is limited to only four participants, so you can be sure to receive personalized attention and coaching. Our team will work closely with you to identify your strengths and weaknesses and provide you with the most effective feedback to improve your skills.

Each day, the spaces will be available to anyone unless a private group has made a booking.

Take advantage of this opportunity to challenge yourself and have fun outdoors this winter. Sign up today to join our moderate water-guided development days and take your paddling skills to the next level!

What's Included

  • One days of coaching.

Prerequisites

  • Comfortable paddling on rivers graded 3/4
  • A White Water roll isn’t essential but highly recommended

If you’re unsure whether or not this course is for you please give us a call or drop us a message and we’ll help guide you down the correct path!

Other Info

Boats and equipment can be hired for an additional cost. Please enquire when booking and we can give you a price breakdown.

 

MINIMUM NUMBERS AND WATER LEVELS:

When in natural river environments, the course may be moved location or postponed if we do not have the correct conditions.

Courses run on man-made venues do not include your water fees in the booking cost.

Introduction To White Water Safety

The Introduction to White Water Safety course is designed to support paddlers to become effective group members on grade 2 water. This one day course is suitable for anyone starting out on their white water paddling journey, wanting to explore the role of an effective group member and learn simple strategies and safe skills that can provide the tools to solve common paddling issues. Topics covered include Clothing and equipment, the White Water environment, preparing for the river trip, Swimming techniques and many more. Paddlers will rescue from their preferred craft, which can include kayaks, canoes and stand up paddleboards.

The Program

The Introduction to White Water Safety is a 6-hour programme that consists of 9 modules. This can be delivered in a day or as a series of modules and is available to all ages.

Motivations and decisions:

    • Ours and others’ motivations
    • Collaborative support
    • Selection of river to match motivations

Clothing and equipment:

    • Craft overview, safety considerations, and features
    • Clothing and equipment worn
    • Additional safety equipment

The White Water environment:

    • Understanding water features
    • Recognising water features
    • Hazards on the river

Preparing for the river trip:

    • Appropriate clothing and craft for the river trip
    • Safety protocols
    • River brief

Swimming techniques:

    • Defensive swimming
    • Aggressive swimming
    • Changing direction

Choosing how to help a swimmer:

    • Supporting the swimmer
    • Wading
    • Reaching
    • Receiving a throwline

What to do when we swim:

    • Stay safe
    • Roll up, push/move away
    • Nudge
    • Attaching a line

Kit retrieval:

    • Paddle retrieval
    • Assisting others

Reflections and Skills Checklist:

    • Reflections from the course
    • Reflections on own learning and areas for development
    • Skills checklist

Prerequisites

Participants need to either hold the relevant British Canoeing Awarding Body Personal Performance Award or equivalent ability in/on their preferred craft due to the paddling environment and the boat/board control required to complete the course.

Recommended Equipment to bring

The following is a list of recommended equipment, if you do not have specific equipment please do not go out and buy, this course is a great chance to learn about equipment and try it out before purchasing your own:

  • Mobile phone in a waterproof case (fully charged)
  • Whistle
  • Knife
  • Saw for canoeists
  • Sling or tape, with or without a karabiner
  • Small first aid kit
  • Group shelter
  • Spare clothing
  • Food and drink


Freestyle Coach

If you’re looking to coach Freestyle, this two-day training focuses on how to coach the technical and tactical skills for Freestyle paddlers. The course will help you plan and deliver safe, enjoyable, progressive coaching sessions and you’ll explore the specifics to help you coach some typical learners and athletes relevant to you and Freestyle.

This Discipline Specific Training focuses on HOW to coach the discipline-specific skills and WHAT you will be coaching. The training explores how to coach technical and tactical skills. The course will help coaches plan and deliver safe, enjoyable progressive coaching sessions and explore specifics to help coaches coach some typical athletes/learners relevant to you/your discipline. The course will cover the content delivered in your core training but out in the discipline-specific environment.

This course will have elements of classroom contact with 80% of the course being water-based.

The syllabus is based on the knowledge, understanding and skills that the coaches need to ensure the athletes/learners in their care are appropriately provided for. This includes:

  • assessing athlete/learner performance and needs
  • designing and delivering progressive practise/training sessions to meet these needs
  • managing safety
  • creating an enjoyable motivating learning environment
  • skills to support your own personal learning and professional development

Course Layout

Day 1: You, your peers and the provider will be out playing with ideas and theories while getting to grips with the environments in the eyes of a freestyle coach. This day is all about giving it all a go.

Day 2: We will have real students arrive for you to give it all a go! A great way to try new ideas and concepts with the ongoing development of a training course happening.

Prerequisites

  • National Association membership
  • British Canoeing Core Coach Training
  • 17 years or older

Recommended Equipment

  • Freestyle Craft (If water-based)
  • Personal Paddling Equipment
  • Any safety equipment you would carry on the water
  • Lunch and water
  • note pad and pen

To become a Freestyle Coach, you will need to successfully complete a one day, mainly practical assessment. This will include assessment of your practical coaching and safety and rescue skills; supplemented with professional discussion and questioning.

Prerequisites

  • Core Coach Training
  • Freestyle Training
  • Coach Award eLearning
  • Assessment Check In

Evidence of minimum standards of deployment:

  • Valid 2 day First Aid Training
  • Safeguarding Training
  • Full Home Nation Association Membership
  • Aged 16 or over at the time of assessment

White Water Kayak Coach

If you’re looking to coach white water kayak on moderate water, this two day training focuses on how to coach the technical and tactical skills for white water kayakers. This practical based course will help you plan and deliver safe, enjoyable, progressive coaching sessions and you’ll explore the specifics to help you coach some typical learners relevant to you and the white water environment.

This Discipline Specific Training is a mostly practical two day course. The training is designed for those working towards a Coach Award and is also suitable as stand-alone training. Please note, for the Open Water Canoe, Sea Kayak, Surf Kayak, White Water Canoe, White Water Kayak options, you will need to complete the relevant Leadership Award ahead of the Discipline Specific training. 

The Independent and Supplementary Learning includes completion of the Coach Award eLearning, which can be accessed by completing a CR Form. Alongside face-to-face training, coaches need to learn and develop their craft out in the field. We consider this to be a critical element to support coach development and we aim to provide some guidance to help you steer your way through this. During your development period (and in preparation for assessment) it is important that you engage in activities that help you:

  • practice and refine the application of theory to practice
  • develop as an effective learner
  • develop the depth and breadth of your discipline-specific experience and knowledge
  • develop your understanding, depth and breadth of supporting knowledge
  • develop your personal coaching philosophy

Prerequisites

  • Core Coach Training
  • White Water Kayak Leader
  • Full Home Nation Association Membership

To become a White Water Kayak Coach, you will need to successfully complete a one day, mainly practical assessment. This will include assessment of your practical coaching and safety and rescue skills; supplemented with professional discussion and questioning.

Prerequisites

  • Core Coach Training
  • White Water Kayak Coach Training
  • White Water Kayak Leader
  • Coach Award E-Learning
  • Assessment Check In

Evidence of minimum standards of deployment:

  • Valid 2 day First Aid Training
  • Safeguarding Training
  • Full Home Nation Association Membership
  • Aged 16 or over at the time of assessment

Discover Navigation

Have you ever wondered how to Orientate a map, what a compass actually does or even if you’re a regular walker but want to expand your skills and learn a bit more. Then come join us and lets Discover how to Navigate!!

What's included

  • Professional guiding
  • Maps
  • Compass

What to bring

  • Suitable clothing appropriate for the time of year, we will give more details on the booking confirmation email.
  • Walking boots
  • Rucksack
  • Waterproofs



Rock The Boat Rambles

With some of the most beautiful English countryside on our doorstep. The Surrey Hills definitely won’t disappoint, with kilometer after kilometer of breathtaking scenery to explore. So come along and let’s ramble with Rock the Boat.

What's included

  • Professional guiding

What to bring

  • Suitable clothing appropriate for the time of year, we will give more details on the booking confirmation email.
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproofs
  • Money for Coffee & Cake!!



Sandstone Classic Climbs

Who is it for?

Being based in the South East of England can mean that we spend a lot of our time climbing at indoor gyms, which is perfect for training, but what are we really training for?

To get outside of course!

We are lucky enough to have some of the best Sandstone crags in the UK just around the corner. We have Harrisons Rocks, Stone Farm and High Rocks, to name just a few, all in Surrey and Sussex. Our aim is to give everyone the opportunity to experience our incredible local crags safely and to grow the outdoor climbing community.

What this course is all about

  • This course will be bespokely designed around your ability level and climbing experience.
  • Specific crags and routes can be identified and used to tailor our session plans around your development.
  • We will use our knowledge and experience to guide you through some of the most renowned sandstone climbs in the South East.
  • We can work closely and coach your climbing skills and techniques.

What you need to bring

  • A sensible pair of closed toe trainers, which need to be firmly attached to your feet, either by laces or velcro. If you have your own climbing shoes that would be ideal
  • Something to drink
  • Packed lunch/snacks – it’s hungry work!
  • Weather appropriate clothes:
      1. If it’s sunny, please bring sun cream as we will be outside all day. Also bring a top that covers your shoulders
      2. If it’s cold, please bring warm layers and a waterproof jacket as we will be exposed to the weather for the day

We will be providing all climbing equipment/PPE including; harnesses, helmets, ropes, belay devices, anchors etc., so you do not need to any specialist equipment.

If you have your own equipment please feel free to bring it with you. All personal equipment will be inspected by our instructors prior to the course and we reserve the right to refuse it’s use if we deem it to be unsafe/not fit for purpose.

Minimum age is 8 – If there is a member of your group who is under this age, please send us a message via our enquiry page as we may be able to make exceptions.

Course Variations

This can either be a 1 or 2 day course. We can travel to various different crags depending on what you’re looking for.

Our prices start from £70 per person / day (based on 1:4) and £165 for one-to-one coaching.

Pricing may vary depending on group size and location. More accurate figures will be available on enquiry.

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North Wales Classic Climbs

Who is it for?

This course is perfect for anyone looking to increase their outdoor climbing confidence, tweak their technique and experience some more remote crags.

Climbers have become a little bit of an indoor breed in recent years and our goal is to bring us back outside to enjoy some great rock faces in North Wales.

There are incredible climbing spots scattered across Snowdonia and the surrounding mountainous areas which we want to help you explore!

What this course is all about

  • We will cover all the essential skills required to keep you safe as you progress with your climbing
  • This course will be bespokely designed around your ability level and climbing experience.
  • Specific crags and routes can be identified and used to tailor our session plans around your development.
  • We will use our knowledge and experience to guide you through some climbs that will challenge you.
  • We can work closely and coach your climbing skills and techniques.

What you need to bring

  • A sensible pair of closed toe trainers, which need to be firmly attached to your feet, either by laces or velcro. If you have your own climbing shoes that would be ideal
  • Something to drink
  • Packed lunch/snacks – it’s hungry work!
  • Weather appropriate clothes:
      1. If it’s sunny, please bring sun cream as we will be outside all day. Also bring a top that covers your shoulders
      2. If it’s cold, please bring warm layers and a waterproof jacket as we will be exposed to the weather for the day

We will be providing all climbing equipment/PPE including; harnesses, helmets, ropes, belay devices, anchors etc., so you do not need to any specialist equipment.

If you have your own equipment please feel free to bring it with you. All personal equipment will be inspected by our instructors prior to the course and we reserve the right to refuse it’s use if we deem it to be unsafe/not fit for purpose.

Minimum age is 8 – If there is a member of your group who is under this age, please send us a message via our enquiry page as we may be able to make exceptions.

Course Variations

This can either be a 1 or 2 day course. We can travel to various different crags depending on what you’re looking for.

Our prices start from £70 per person / day (based on 1:4) and £165 for one-to-one coaching.

Pricing may vary depending on group size and location. More accurate figures will be available on enquiry.

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Peak District Classic Climbs

Who is it for?

This course is perfect for anyone looking to increase their outdoor climbing confidence, tweak their technique and experience some of our country’s best climbing spots.

Climbers have become a little bit of an indoor breed in recent years and our goal is to bring us back outside to enjoy some of the best climbing Britain has to offer.

There are incredible climbing spots scattered across the Peaks which we want to help you explore and conquer!

What this course is all about

  • We will cover all the essential skills required to keep you safe as you progress with your climbing
  • This course will be bespokely designed around your ability level and climbing experience.
  • Specific crags and routes can be identified and used to tailor our session plans around your development.
  • We will use our knowledge and experience to guide you through some climbs that will challenge you.
  • We can work closely and coach your climbing skills and techniques.
  • We can look at Bouldering, Top Rope climbing or a mixture of the two as the Peaks have a plethora of options for us to play with.

What you need to bring

  • A sensible pair of closed toe trainers, which need to be firmly attached to your feet, either by laces or velcro. If you have your own climbing shoes that would be ideal
  • Something to drink
  • Packed lunch/snacks – it’s hungry work!
  • Weather appropriate clothes:
      1. If it’s sunny, please bring sun cream as we will be outside all day. Also bring a top that covers your shoulders
      2. If it’s cold, please bring warm layers and a waterproof jacket as we will be exposed to the weather for the day

We will be providing all climbing equipment/PPE including; harnesses, helmets, ropes, belay devices, anchors etc., so you do not need to any specialist equipment.

If you have your own equipment please feel free to bring it with you. All personal equipment will be inspected by our instructors prior to the course and we reserve the right to refuse it’s use if we deem it to be unsafe/not fit for purpose.

Minimum age is 8 – If there is a member of your group who is under this age, please send us a message via our enquiry page as we may be able to make exceptions.

Course Variations

This can either be a 1 or 2 day course. We can travel to various different crags depending on what you’re looking for.

Our prices start from £70 per person / day (based on 1:4) and £165 for one-to-one coaching.

Pricing may vary depending on group size and location. More accurate figures will be available on enquiry.

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Outdoor Group Climbing Session

Who Is It For?

This day is for ANYONE & EVERYONE, whether you’re a group of friends looking for a new experience, a youth group seeking adventure or corporate group looking for an active team building activity.

Whether it’s your first time climbing or your thousandth this will be a fun day out on the rocks, learning some new techniques or developing on your existing skills.

The Plan

Let’s go Climbing!!

We’ll assemble at the closest meeting point to the crag, introductions will be made, we’ll kit up and head over to the rocks.

After a quick warm up and some icebreaker games we’ll start climbing, after all that’s what we’re here for isn’t it.

This is aimed to be a fun and enjoyable experience so depending on what the group wants to do we can either play a lot of climbing games, focus more on climbing or a mixture of the two! totally up to you.

Our staff are all highly qualified and skilled climbers so they will help everyone progress through each session.

It's Local

In the South East we are lucky enough to have some of the best Sandstone crags in the UK just around the corner. We have Harrisons Rocks, Stone Farm and High Rocks (to name just a few) all in Surrey and Sussex. Our aim aim to grow the outdoor climbing community and give more people the chance to experience our local, natural climbing spots.

What You Need To Bring

  • A sensible pair of closed toe trainers, preferably laced. If you have your own climbing shoes that is another option.
  • Something to drink
  • Packed lunch/snacks – it’s hungry work!
  • Weather appropriate clothes:
      1. If it’s sunny, please bring sun cream as we will be outside all day. Also bring a top that covers your shoulders.
      2. If it’s cold, please bring warm layers and a waterproof jacket as we will be exposed to the weather for the day.

We will be providing all climbing equipment/PPE including; harnesses, helmets, ropes, belay devices, anchors etc., so you do not need to any specialist equipment.

If you have your own equipment please feel free to bring it with you. All personal equipment will be inspected by our instructors prior to the course and we reserve the right to refuse it’s use if we deem it to be unsafe/not fit for purpose.

Minimum age is 8 – If there is a member of your group who is under this age, please send us a message via our enquiry page as we may be able to make exceptions.

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