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.

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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