UK north east - Kayak Navigation and Rescue
Chester-le-Street, County Durham
Cost per person £85
Technical Skill 
Fitness Level  

Kayak Navigation and Rescue Day Details





Prerequisite (what experience should I have)


  • Kayak-based participants need to have attended an intro course or be of equivalent ability due to the paddling environment and the kayak control required to complete the course
  • Minimum age 18 years old
  • First aid certificate is not compulsory, but it's strongly recommended for all paddlers
  • Be able to swim in normal paddling clothing suitable for the prevailing conditions




What's included


We provide you with all the kayak 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.
  • Buoyancy aid
  • Kayak, paddle & spray-deck
  • All classroom material, including jotter and pencils
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Pictures from your session will be available to download from our Flickr account




What should I bring?


  • Swimwear for under your wetsuit
  • A big fluffy towel for afterwards
  • Soft shoes to wear that might get a bit wet (no flip flops or crocs please)
  • Sunscreen
  • Packed lunch




Venue location, parking and your arrival details


A beautiful location for a blissful paddle-boarding experience. This section of the River Wear 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!  This great riverside venue, at the sea cadets centre in Chester-le-Street, and the address and postcode can be found below. There is a pay and display carpark and the approx. will be £2.  Donald Owen Clarke Centre (sea cadets building), Riverside. Chester-le-Street (DH3 3QR) Your paddle board team will meet you at our riverside base. Our venue has changing rooms and toilets.





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Talk to us about scheduling your own private day. With a minimum of 4 paddlers you can choose a date to suit you!
Use the calendar below to choose your date and make your booking! 

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