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Canoe White Water Grade 2 from Bellingham to Wark

£72 per person, minimum 4 guests required.

A great canoe adventure for those skilled in white-water! Our aim is to give you a fun experience along this incredible route here in the north east! The day will be led by our qualified instructors.

Please remember these sessions are grade 2 and aimed at paddlers skilled in the sport. You might have been on a couple of our 2-hour intro sessions and a lower grade white water day.

The session will be on the Upper North 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:

  • Equipment knowledge
  • Launching and landing your canoe
  • Paddle strokes and skills
  • Safety

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, we’ll then shuttle to the start location where we’ll enter 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)

  • You will be skilled in white water, possibly having been on a couple of our 2-hour intro sessions and a lower grade white water day.
  • Suitable for ages 13+

What’s included

We provide you with all the canoeing and safety equipment.

  • Wetsuit – please check your wetsuit requirements, you will be asked to provide your required wetsuit size during the booking process.
  • Buoyancy aid
  • 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
  • A flask and some bottled water to take out on your canoe
  • A mask for the transfer

Venue location, parking and your arrival details

A beautiful location for an enjoyable white water canoe experience. This section of the Upper North Tyne River is well sheltered from the elements and allows us to paddle on a great stretch of fast flowing rapids. The river is abundant with wildlife, and provides a great little haven for spotting kingfishers, otters, heron, leaping-salmon and sea trout! Also some gorgeous mute swans, muscovy ducks, great black-backed gulls, wood pigeon, and the occasional glimpse of roe deer! Setting off from Bellingham we’ll paddle our journey along to Wark.

We’ll be meeting at the river in Wark, by the bridge. You’ll find the team here with plenty of riverside parking.

Private session

Talk to us about scheduling your own private session. With a minimum of 6 paddlers, you can choose a date and time to suit you!

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