Summer 2018 Training programme at Saltford

This year we are running lots of great courses to get involved in this summer:


Please note the Canoe and Intermediate kayak courses are fully booked. Some spaces may be available on other Kayak courses, please enquire.


We are offering

  • Intro to paddling: For anyone just wanting to sit in a boat on the water and try out the sport, no commitment just fun.
  • Adult beginners kayak:  Start from scratch and maybe even pass the BCU 1* paddling award
  • Kids beginners kayak:  Same course content as for adults, but taylored towards the younger paddler (8~14years).
  • Adult Intermediate kakak : Build on your paddling abilities leading to the BCU 2* award
  • Kids Intermediate kakak : Again same course content as the adult course, but taylored towards the younger paddler (8~14years).
  • Open canoe : From the basics to BCU 2* assesment
  • General paddle : Just turn up pop your boat in the water and go for a paddle


Courses are open to all members. You can enrol as a member and join a course at the same time.

Please download and complete, as appropriate:

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Training Weekends

Training Weekends are a great way of developing skills further, learning new skills and enjoying paddling in some beautiful countryside.

We offer two weekends a year:


This fun weekend takes part in late June or July each year and is based at the Biblin's bunkhouse and campsite in the Forest of Dean. Paddling on the River Wye, there are usually courses for beginners and intermediate level paddlers in canoes and kayaks.  A friendly and sociable weekend, all meals are provided in the cost and we can supply all the paddling equipment you will need too. 

Date of next Biblins' Weekend: 6-8 July 2018.   Contact Steph via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details.

Whitewater Weekend

Based in South Wales or Devon, this weekend offers the opportunity to develop whitewater paddling skills and achieve a whitewater qualification.  A great weekend to build your confidence on Grade 2 and 3 rivers.  Equipment is available for hire.  This weekend usually takes place in early November and is suitable for improving or experienced paddlers.

Training with NACC

We are passionate about developing our members' paddling skills. 

During the summer we offer a number of canoe and kayak courses based in Saltford. These can lead to BCU 1* and 2* qualifications.

Pool sessions are a great way to get started throughout the year and there a number of training weekends to join in with too. 

Members also develop their skills by joining in with club trips and gaining experience of different rivers and types of paddling.



If you wish to find out more information about the courses and your suitability please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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