This year Ardwhallan Outdoor Education Centre is offering a variety of paddling opportunities from the BCU's Paddlepower Scheme in Kayaking and Canoeing to Sea Kayaking Expeditions and River Kayaking Trips.
Dates & Courses
5 Week Rescue & Rolling Clinic - 6 Nov to 4 Dec 2013 OR 8 Jan to 5 Feb 2014 - £35
If you want to learn to rescue and roll kayaks in a safe and warm pool environment then this is the course for you!
10 week BCU Paddlesports course - 12 March to 21 May - £50
The first three sessions (March 12th, 19th & 26th) of this course will take place at Ballakermeen Swimming pool from 6pm-7pm. From April 2nd onwards we will be at Ardwhallan Outdoor Education Centre from 6-8pm.
5 Week Sea Kayaking Course - 12 June to 10 July - £50
This course will continue on from the Paddlesports Course. You will receive discipline specific coaching in sea kayaks and the course will give you the opportunity to explore some of the wonderful coastline that the Island has to offer.
Mini Sea Kayak Expedition - 22 to 23 June - £50 per trip
So you've learnt how to kayak, now lets go on an adventure! On this expedition we'll be travelling along the Manx coast and sleeping out under the stars (weather permitting).
River Paddling Trip - 25 to 29 October 2013 - £125 (this price is subsidised by the Ardwhallan Trust thanks to fund raising)
If you'd like to get paddling on some of the Lake District's rivers and white water this is the trip for you. It is an excellent progression from the Paddlesports and Rescue & Rolling courses.
Scotland Sea Kayaking Expedition - 15 to 27 July
This is a truly epic adventure in the Isle of Skye that will test your Kayaking and Expedition skills, with some other activities thrown too!