Biblins 2019 - Booking open

Family Friendly
2019-07-05 18:00 - 2019-07-07 17:00
Ross-on-Wye HR9 6DX, UK
United Kingdom

Biblins Summer Training Weekend, 5-7 July 2019

The summer training weekend is based in the Burrows at Biblins beside the beautiful River Wye.

This is a great chance to develop your canoe or kayak skills and confidence whether you are a beginner or improving paddler.  If you have been learning at the NACC Wednesday sessions, it is an opportunity to practice what you have learnt on white water on the Saturday and over a longer trip on Sunday. 

Courses are delivered by a mixture of qualified coaches and experienced paddlers from North Avon and Brecon Canoe Club.  Tell us about what you are interested in learning from the weekend and we will do our best to include it in the sessions.  There are a number of courses to choose from.  All will help you to develop skills needed for the qualification you are working towards or be a great introduction to paddling or improving your skills on moving water.  Courses are subject to demand and sufficient numbers*.  Please indicate an alternative choice on the booking form.

Canoe beginners and improvers

Learn to paddle efficiently and control your boat with style on moving water.  A great introduction to canoeing skills or a chance to develop more advanced skills if you have some canoe experience.  

Canoe Award

(Like the old 3 star award) – involves assessment on both lake and river.  Subject to sufficient demand (group of  4-6)

Kayak beginners and improvers

Learn to paddle efficiently and control your boat on moving water.  A great introduction to basic white water kayaking skills or a chance to develop more skills if you have some kayaking experience.

Foundation Safety and Rescue Training course (FSRT)*

The objective of this training course is to teach simple and safe skills that can provide the tools to problem solve simple common paddling scenarios in flat/sheltered water regardless of the craft.  You will learn:          

  • Skills which will enable you to ensure the safety of yourself and others
  • Appropriate rescue skills which can be used to help you and/or others in difficulty

These skills then form the foundations for safety and rescue throughout British Canoeing awards.  Theory on Friday evening, course on Saturday.  Paddle with the group on Sunday.  Subject to sufficient demand (group of  4-6)

Free Spirits

Spend Saturday on the Symonds Yat rapids practising your skills with experienced paddlers to guide you and then paddle with the group on Sunday.  Opportunity to learn a few freestyle skills if you wish!

River Wye -  2 day trips*

Enjoy two day paddles on the River Wye in canoes or kayaks.

General Paddle/Non paddler

Use Biblins as a base for paddling on the River Wye and Symonds Yat without taking part in a course.  Or join in the fun without paddling – there’s some great walking, cycling or just sitting reading a book possibilities!

*Subject to demand and availability of coaches

We will try to accommodate your choice, but cannot guarantee it; sessions delivered will depend on group sizes and availability of coaches.  Poor weather conditions or high/low water levels may force us to change locations/plans.  Whatever happens we will do our best to ensure you have fun!


To book 

Online (eventbrite booking) :ONLINE BOOKING


Download form from : HERE fill in then email/paper-post back to address given



All Dates

  • From 2019-07-05 18:00 to 2019-07-07 17:00

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