BSO Venture Kayaks and Pyranha Introduction to White Water

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Experience the thrills and spills of whitewater.


This friendly and accessible course is open to anyone who has spent some time in a kayak before and is looking for a new challenge. Your Pyranha sponsored instructor will run through the basics on the flat water before challenging your skills on the faster white water at Matlock Bath. You’ll cover basic stroke technique, safety and river features in this fast paced taster experience. You will get wet in this session!

BSO Venture Kayaks and Pyranha Introduction to White Water in pictures

What you will get out of the day

All kayaking equipment provided.
We would recommend you have paddled a kayak and have a grasp of basic strokes on flat water before undertaking this course.
There is an age restriction of 16 or over to this activity.

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A few goodies that might help you get the most out of this course.

Tag Description
Provided By Pyranha
Student / Instructor Ratio 6:1
Location River Derwent
Min age 0

General advice

  • The School of Adventure is run by the Alpkit Foundation and all courses are with qualified instructors.
  • To participate in School of Adventure activities you must have a valid Big Shakeout weekend ticket.
  • Any orders for activities without a Big Shakeout weekend ticket may be cancelled and refunded.
  • Course times indicate the time you will be leaving from your meeting point to returning to it.
  • Your instructor will require you to sign a participation form before your activity commences. Children under 18 must get their form signed by their accompanying parent or guardian.
  • For courses offsite you will have to provide your own transport.
  • Courses will start without you if you are late.
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