WW Kayaking Skills Weekend - Intermediate (2 days)



Perfect practice makes perfect.

Join Donald over this weekend and take on new river lines, challenge your paddling skills, increase your paddling skills toolbox, improve your river safety and awareness, plus support the rest of the group providing whitewater safety cover.

Learn first hand from an experienced white water kayak instructor. Be introduced and coached on new interesting and have lots of fun at the same time. Good demonstrations are key to understanding and learning. I'll be on hand and offer video playback of you taking on some challenging lines. Improving your knowledge, practical skills and confidence is the aim of the weekend!


This weekend course is aimed for those who have their own kayaks and river kayaking experience paddling on and up to grade 3 inclusive. (Likes of River Garry, Findhorn, Pattack etc). These and other local suitable rivers including various Findhorn sections, River Feshie and Averon are other options depending on river levels.

We supply:

  • two full days of whitewater coaching
  • transport to and back from paddling venue
  • tea/coffee/hot chocolate for the morning briefing
  • first aid kit and group shelter
  • spare split paddle
  • copies of all photos taken by your guide during the trip

What you need to bring: 

When whitewater paddling, you should expect to be prepared for a full day out on/by the water.

  • suitable river kayak (including airbags)
  • paddle, river buoyancy aid, helmet, deck & paddle
  • appropriate paddling clothing and footwear
  • hat and gloves for a tea break, lunch and land coaching
  • packed lunch and a hot flask in a suitable dry bag
  • towel and a complete change of clothing for after
  • water or juice as you may get thirsty
  • any medication you may require

Group Size: Min 2, Max 4 (Bookings close 48 hours before activity date. Should there not be sufficient numbers, you will be notified and issued a full refund)

Age: This course is suitable for adults (18 years and over) only

Meeting Time: 9.00 am

Meet Location: Day 1 meeting at McDonalds carpark, Inshes, Inverness (Google Map Link) or head.vent.sprint (What3words Map). Day 2 meeting location will be arranged at end of day 1.

Finish Time: approx 6.00 pm daily back in Inverness

Weather: As these are river days, rivers will be chosen around the group's needs, skills and rainfall/river levels at the time.

Personal Belongings: Camera's, phones, car keys and other personal belongings are taken out onto the water at your own risk. If in doubt, please leave these back on land!

Discounts: 10% discount available to SCA Club and SCA Members

Terms & Conditions: Terms and conditions can be found online at - www.explorehighland.com/terms-conditions/

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.