Paddlesport Courses
Providers of Skills Coaching, Coach Education, Corporate & Personal Development, Events, Canoe Rental, Outfitting and much more for over 30  years..........................         The original paddlesport specialists along the Severn & way beyond.............. 



School & Group

Canoe &
Kayak Hire

Canoe Trips

Kids Courses &

Holidays &


Online Shop

Technical Advice
PR & Media


SYP Paddlesport

About Us





Special Offers 


Contact Us

01743 365022


Canoe Whitewater & Open Water Skills & River Leadership Course

Canoe Whitewater & Open Water Skills & River Leadership Course is aimed at paddlers who are proficient on easy moving water and confident in their canoe up to BCU 3 star standard.
Its all in the title one day on the lake one day on the river with some leadership skills thrown in as well.

The lake day will include refining personal paddling skills both solo and tandem. Crossing open water safely and the dealing with effect of wind and waves.

The river day is spent learning the art of descending rapids under control using different strokes and manoeuvres.

The course covers the different safety considerations in the changing environment.
Journeying safely on lake and river, as part of a group but also taking on the role of the group leader.
Whether you want to end up leading others or paddling as part of a group this course will leave you a solid foundation in open canoe skills and journeying.

This is an ideal course to gain experience towards The British Canoeing 4 star award or preparation for your own canoe expeditions.

The full course duration is over 2 days. Participants may take part for one day.
Venue: Rivers and lakes in Shropshire and Mid or North Wales area depending on river levels and weather conditions.

High quality coaching delivered by fully qualified staff.
Price is inclusive of VAT @ 20%.

Participants are responsible for their own canoe and equipment and in course transport and any access fees

Full two day course 150 per person

One day only 80 per person You can attend the either the lake day or river day.

To Book / Further details:

Please telephone or e-mail for advice, more information and course availability.
You can make a booking by following the link below - complete & return the booking form with your payment.
Alternatively you can pay online using the Pay Now button (PayPal).
Remember to complete & return the booking form separately by following the link below.

Course Duration
Type course dates below

Canoe Whitewater & Open Water Skills & River Leadership Course

Saturday 18 November  - Sunday 19 November

If you can't find a date to suit or need a course mid week then let us know we may be able to help.
If you have a group of people, we can put a course on especially to accommodate your needs.

Canoe Whitewater & Open
Water Skills & Leadership

Introduction - Beginner
Kayak & Canoe

Improver - Refresher
Kayak & Canoe

Kids Paddlesport
 Kayak & Canoe

Intro Whitewater - Intermediate

Intermediate Canoe Skills
Moving & Open Water

Kayak Whitewater Skills
& River Leadership

Canoe Whitewater & Open
Water Skills & Leadership

BCU Tests & Awards
Kayak & Canoe

1 :1 Coaching & Small Groups
Guiding Kayak & Canoe

Severn Young Paddlers
Paddlesport Club

Taster Sessions
Kayak & Canoe

Expedition Training
& Assessment

docanoe online shop

We sell  a range Canoes, Kayaks & Sit on tops, Buoyancy aids, Paddle clothing, Spares & Accessories, Safety equipment, Paddles, Books & Guides.

e-shop : purchase using Secure online payment system

Alternatively telephone or mail your orders to us

Gift vouchers available from
More information