Frequently asked questions
Canoe White Water Grade 2 Journey Details
A great canoe adventure for those who want to take their white-water fun to the next level! Our aim is to give you all the information and experience you need to decide if you would like to invest further in this sport.
It’s fun, and a lot easier than you think! The session will be led by one of our qualified instructors.
Please remember these sessions are grade 2 and are suitbale for newcomers to the sport. If you are wanting to learn specific skills or want to learn something specific, then please look at our other courses.
The session will be on the South River Tyne, providing a fantastic location with grade 2 rapids. You will be on the water for most of the day, which will include paddling and some bank-based coaching.
As well as having a great journey we’ll also cover some training and improve your skills:
Launching and landing your canoe
Paddle strokes and skills
When you arrive at our venue you will be met by a member of our team and they will fit you with your equipment and you will be given a short safety briefing and explanation in the use of the equipment before getting onto the water. You will be taught how to sit comfortably, control and stay safe in your canoe as well as hopefully interacting with some of the local wildlife.
Prerequisite (what experience should I have)
None, just happy to be on and in the water.
Suitable for ages 13+
Children under 18 are required to have a parent or legal guardian on the session.
We provide you with all the canoeing and safety equipment.
Wetsuit – please check your wetsuit requirements in the sizing chart below, you will be asked to provide your wetsuit size required during the booking process.
Canoe and paddle (in wet and windy conditions you will be supplied with a cagoule.)
Hot freshly prepared lunch on a secluded section along the bank of the river
Pictures from your session will be available to download from our Flickr account
What should I bring to the adventure?
Swimwear for under your wetsuit
A big fluffy towel for afterwards
Soft shoes to wear inside your canoe that might get a bit wet (no flip flops or crocs please)
Warm clothing and jumpers on colder days
Feel free to bring shorts and tee on a warm sunny day (no wetsuit required)
A flask and some bottled water to take out on your canoe
Venue location, parking and your arrival details
A beautiful location for an enjoyable experience. This section of the North Tyne River is well sheltered from the elements and allows us to paddle on a calm stretch of flowing water. The river is abundant with wildlife, and provides a great little heaven for spotting kingfishers, otters, heron, salmon and sea trout, mute swans, muscovy ducks, great black-backed gulls, wood pigeon, and the occasional glimpse of the roe deer!
We’ll be meeting the river at Wark (By the bridge). You’ll find the team located close to the river with plenty of riverside parking.