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Paddlesport Touring Leader


Paddlesport Touring Leader TrainingPaddlesport Touring Leader AssessmentPaddlesport Touring Leader TrainingWhat Is the Paddle Sport Touring Leader? The Paddle Sport Touring Leader will allow you to lead trips and journeys on moderate inland waters for a range of mixed craft! You can work independently or be deployed by an organisation to do these trips. The new [...]

10th October 2021


South West Kayak School


Introduction to White Water SchoolProgressive White Water SchoolIntroduction to White Water School Looking for an introduction to whitewater kayaking? Interested in taking your flat water or whitewater centre paddling skills to the real rivers? During this school we will be focusing on the fundamentals of paddle sports and building your skills to successfully negotiate your [...]

26th September 2021



Rock The Boat News September 2021


What’s coming up in September As the summer starts drawing to an end and Autumn starts creeping round the corner, we’d like to thank everyone that’s helped make our summer so amazing. I’m sure at this point you’re all probably wondering what’s next on the RTBA calendar. Well September brings us a variety of different […]

8th September 2021


Expedition food


You should design an expedition menu that takes into consideration the following: Try to pack as much energy (or calories) into the least weight and volume possible. Depending on your activity, you may need between 3,000 and 5,000 calories each day. Choose foods that are high in sugars, carbohydrates and fats. Take the food you […]

1st September 2021


Wonderful Wye


What a summer it has been, and what better way to finish the Gold Canoeing expeditions than on the mighty river Wye!

30th August 2021


The last few months…


Since March and the easing of lockdown lifting, we’ve been very busy! Here’s a little blog to tell you about some of the exciting things that we’ve been up to. May and June saw us delve into the depths of our D of E season with trips all over the UK. Working with many schools [...]

29th July 2021


Freestyle Coach


Freestyle Coach TrainingFreestyle Coach AssessmentFreestyle Coach Training 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 [...]

26th January 2021


White Water Kayak Coach


White Water Kayak Coach TrainingWhite Water Kayak Coach AssessmentWhite Water Kayak Coach Training 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 [...]


River Skills – Canoe


Intro Canoe River SkillsProgressive Canoe SkillsIntro Canoe River Skills Come and join our introduction to river skills if you want to introduce your flat water canoe skills and develop them in a natural river environment. We will tailor the course to help achieve your personal goals and develop your skills in the following areas: Personal [...]

13th September 2020


Rockstars


Grom Squad (Under 18)Seniors (18 +)Grom Squad (Under 18) Freestyle kayaking is at the heart of Rock The Boat Activities, not only for the diversity it offers, but also the social, physical and travel opportunities it brings. The ‘Rockstars’ programme is our monthly clinic, delivered by well known and experienced coaches who not only teach [...]

22nd April 2020


Duke Of Edinburgh Bronze


Enquire about doing your DofE expeditions DofE Enquiry Which level are you interested in?Name* First Last Email* Your Phone NumberAre you enquiries as:An individualA small groupA schoolA youth groupHow many people are you enquiring for?Please enter a number from 1 to 50.What mode of expedition transport are you looking for? (You may choose multiple options) [...]

21st March 2020


Duke Of Edinburgh Silver


Enquire about doing your DofE expeditions DofE Enquiry Which level are you interested in?Name* First Last Email* Your Phone NumberAre you enquiries as:An individualA small groupA schoolA youth groupHow many people are you enquiring for?Please enter a number from 1 to 50.What mode of expedition transport are you looking for? (You may choose multiple options) [...]


Duke Of Edinburgh Gold


Enquire about doing your DofE expeditions DofE Enquiry Which level are you interested in?Name* First Last Email* Your Phone NumberAre you enquiries as:An individualA small groupA schoolA youth groupHow many people are you enquiring for?Please enter a number from 1 to 50.What mode of expedition transport are you looking for? (You may choose multiple options) [...]


Progressive White Water Award


Your Progressive White Water Award endorses your judgement, decision making and expertise and requires a good understanding of paddling on grade 3-4 rivers. You should be confident planning and undertaking journeys on a variety of white water rivers. Your confidence should be based upon both proficiency in skills and a broad appreciation of surroundings and [...]

23rd March 2020


Advanced White Water Award


This award is designed to advance your white water skills and your ability to make appropriate decisions for safe days out white water paddling on rivers of grade 4-5. As an Advanced White Water Paddler you will have extensive experience of white water rivers. Your experience will include paddling a wide variety of rivers with [...]


White Water Award


Your White Water Award endorses your skill, judgement and decision making to ensure a successful day on rivers up to grade 2. You will be confident in planning and undertaking journeys on moving water with proficient skills to be in control throughout. Your award should be seen as a sound basis for building the experience [...]

10th March 2020


Developing Navigation


If you're looking to brush up on your Navigation or need some fine tuning before an assessment, this developing course will help you. We will test your skills and provide professional feedback to help you reach your goal. Our staff are all trained mountaineers and walking guides so they're perfectly placed to coach you through [...]

4th March 2020


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 [...]

2nd March 2020


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 [...]


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 [...]

23rd March 2020


Devon Classic Climbs


Who is it for? 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 the South West. There are incredible climbing crags located all across Devon so whether we're down on the South coast, in the [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


Outdoor Private Climbing Session


Who is it for? You can book this as an individual or for a group. It will be a private course for you only! The difference between the Group Session and this Private Session is that it's only open to the people you book for. We can customise the experience to your individual needs, creating [...]


Discover Outdoor Rock


Who is it for? If you've ever wanted to try a new sport that'll test you physically, mentally and vertically then why not try your hand at Rock Climbing. The Discover Outdoor Rock program will show you what the interesting world of Rock Climbing has to offer, you don't need any prior experience to sign [...]


Outdoor Bouldering Workshop


Who Is It For? This session is for people looking to bring the skills that they've been practicing indoors and apply them to a natural rock environment. Bouldering can take you to some stunning locations all around the UK and abroad. We suggest that to get the most out of this course, you are climbing [...]


Indoor Bouldering Workshop


Who is it for? This session is for anyone looking for bouldering coaching. Whether it's your first or thousandth time, our coaches can teach you the basics of bouldering movements or we can put together specific strength and conditioning exercise programmes to help you climb harder! Bouldering is an incredible sport for building functional strength, [...]


Indoor Private Climbing Session


This course is for people looking for a private group session (not open to general public), whether that's for a birthday party, 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, [...]


Slovenia River Skills


Come and join us in the picturesque town of Bovec, Slovenia. Situated at the foot of Mt Kanin, Mt Rombon, and Mt Mangart the gateway to the Julian Alps. The aim of the week is for you to spend time on the multiple sections of the stunning Soca River with our team of experienced coaches [...]

2nd March 2020


Private Coached Sessions


At Rock The Boat Activities we are able to offer a diverse range of personal coaching sessions, from one off sessions, to annual and biannual plans working with all aspects of your paddling on and off of the water. Whatever your paddling goals we are here to help Our aim is to tailor the private [...]


Canoe Paddle Tours


Looking for an adventure but don't wanna travel hundreds of miles to find it, then why not try our  Canoe Paddle Tours package. This mini adventure could be exactly the thing for you, Bookable as a half day journey. Due to the current Government and National governing body restrictions group sizes are 5 participants maximum. [...]


Advanced White Water Kayak Leader


Advanced White Water Kayak Leader TrainingAdvanced White Water Kayak Leader AssessmentAdvanced White Water Kayak Leader Training If you’re looking to lead white water kayakers on advanced river journeys, this two day training focuses on the high level of personal skills, judgement and leadership needed in advanced situations. The course covers personal paddling skills, rescue skills, [...]

22nd February 2020


White Water Kayak Leader


White Water Kayak Leader TrainingWhite Water Kayak Leader AssessmentWhite Water Kayak Leader Training If you’re looking to lead Kayakers on moderate white water, this two days training focuses on personal skills and leadership. This emphasises the application of strokes to achieve suitable techniques and boat control in real situations and covers personal paddling skills, rescue [...]


Paddlesport Leader


Paddlesport Leader TrainingPaddlesport Leader AssessmentPaddlesport Leader Training If you're looking to become a Paddlesport Leader, the optional Paddlesport Leader training is available to support you in your development of the required skills. On this practical course, you will explore leadership skills and the associated personal skills and safety and rescue skills. You will be supported [...]


Foundation Safety and Rescue Training


When on the water accidents can happen and it’s best to be prepared and have the skills to help if required. The FSRT is designed for all paddlers, coaches and volunteers working around the water. It can be completed as a bank-based or boat-based course. This course will teach simple and safe skills as a [...]

21st February 2020


Advanced White Water Safety and Rescue


The Advanced White Water Safety and Rescue Training course is specifically designed around the needs of white water paddlers. It develops on the principles and techniques taught in the White Water Safety and Rescue training course, and considers their application in the advanced environment. Advanced White Water Safety and Rescue Training courses are typically delivered [...]


White Water Safety and Rescue


The White Water Safety and Rescue Training is designed for all paddlers operating in whitewater environment, either in a kayak or canoe. It aims to teach simple and practical safety and rescue skills that can be applied appropriately to a moderate white water environment. Using a range of simulated scenarios this training course teaches safe [...]


Discover Stand Up Paddle Boarding


If you’re looking to discover the wonderful world of Stand Up Paddle Boarding then this is for you. This course will teach you a step by step process from correctly fitting equipment, setting up your Board. Once you’ve hit the water with one of our professional coaches they’ll run through essential fundamental techniques to manoeuvring [...]


Discover Canoeing


If you’re looking to discover the wonderful world of Canoeing then this is for you. This course will teach you a step by step process from correctly fitting equipment, setting up your Canoe. Once you’ve hit the water with one of our professional coaches they’ll run through essential fundamental techniques to manoeuvring your craft. What's [...]


Discover Kayaking


Looking for something new, fresh and exciting then come and join our Learn to Kayak course, discover the wet and wonderful world of Kayaking. This course will give you all you need to know for starting out. From correctly fitting safety equipment, choosing the right size and how to set up your kayak, to safely [...]


Sheltered Water Canoe and Kayak Coach


Sheltered Water Canoe and Kayak Coach TrainingSheltered Water Canoe and Kayak Coach AssessmentSheltered Water Canoe and Kayak Coach Training If you’re looking to coach canoeing and kayaking on sheltered water, this two day training focuses on how to coach the technical and tactical skills for canoe and/or kayak paddlers in a sheltered water environment. The [...]

17th January 2020


Core Coach Training


The Coach Awards are designed for people whose core function is to coach paddlers who want to gain/improve paddlesport skills within the discipline chosen. This will include coaching beginners new to the sport, or paddlers looking to develop their skills in the given discipline/environment. The coach is able to plan, deliver and review progressive sessions safely, [...]


Paddlesport Instructor


If you’re looking to become a Paddlesport Instructor, this two day combined training and assessment course will support you to run games and activities to support learning and inspire adventure and exploration for new paddlers in stable craft. On this practical course, you will learn skills such as kitting up a group and getting afloat, initial familiarisation [...]


River Skills (Kayak)


Intro River SkillsProgressive River SkillsAdvanced River SkillsIntro River Skills Looking for an introduction to whitewater kayaking? Interested in taking your flat water or whitewater center paddling skills to the real rivers? In this course we’ll be building the skills you need to successfully negotiate your way down grade 2/3 white water rapids with confidence and [...]


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