Open Canoe Skills Coaching Course

Full personalised Coaching on the Castlewellan Lake trails and all the necessary equipment required (sessions can be tailored to suit and can include part instruction/part self guiding) - Each Open Canoe (Venture range) comes with Buoyancy Aids and Paddles as standard - please call/email to check availability/suitability.

The basics of Open Canoe flat water canoe handling and paddle strokes. Will also include safety and hazard awareness, avoidance and emergency procedures. The basics of Open Canoe navigation to include map interpretation and trail use and the basics of planning and preparation for your journey to include route choice. All courses will touch on all topics inclucing covering how to enjoy the natural environment responsibly using the principles of 'Leave No Trace'.

What is included in the course cost?
Coaching/guiding with a professional Canoe 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 (under 18's must be accompanied by an Adult). A sense of Adventure!

What is the course schedule?
Courses begin at 9.30 am until approximately 4.30 pm.

When does the course run?
Open Courses run regularly all year round - via online booking for 1 or more or check out the Skills Coaching Courses section to book a private course for groups of more than 3. Please note that on our open courses we have no minimum requirement to run - if you book on to it we will run it!
NB. As we do not have exact location information, this is a map of the local area.

Opening times:

Courses begin at 9.30 am until approximately 4.30 pm.

Prices:

See website for options available

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Newcastle Visitor Information Centre

Location / Directions

Castlewellan Forest Park
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