At NACC we are proud to offer a summer training programme with a varied range of courses open to complete beginners through to those wanting to brush up their more advanced skills. We offer equipment hire (guaranteed with course bookings) and a friendly atmosphere to come and try something fun and maybe new! All instructors are volunteers with the one and only aim to help people improve in the sport and enjoy it as much as we do.
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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 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.
Paddling the Rivers Usk and Wye, 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. Staying in the Cantref Bunkhouses near Brecon, all meals are included in the cost. Equipment is available for hire. This weekend usually takes place in early November.
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 via
There are two groups of courses starting either the 3rd or 10th of May (depending on whether they are 5 or 7 week courses .. see plan)
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