Introduction to White Water Kayaking

The aim of this course is to be able descend a river which contains up to grade 1 white water whilst being led as part of a group. In addition it will also introduce a range of individual paddle skills and the teamwork required to safely descend rivers and develop your ability to assist in basic rescues. The course will a wide range of skills from such as: sweep strokes, draw strokes, turning on the move and edging while the kayak is moving. Our experienced instructors will be able to assess your needs and deliver a fun and progressive course which develops your confidence and understanding. By the end of the course you will be able to competently make good decisions in this environment, which reflect both your personal skill level and the water levels within the river.

Our courses tend to be run in the Lake District, but we also operate in Scotland and Snowdonia.

White Water Kayak Developers

For those with some prior experience of kayaking who wish to improve their confidence and skills. The developer’s course is all about progressing your skills and confidence further. By the end of the course you will be able to kayak competently, up to – and including grade 2 water as a member of a group. This will involve further decision making and the assimilation of new skills such as the use of rudders, a variety of brace positions and combinations of sweep strokes. These skills will then be used to ferry glide, break in and breakout of eddies and in edging. When it all goes wrong the course will also spend time looking at offensive and defensive swimming, plus the assisted X rescue and x rescue.

As with all of our course your individual training needs will be put to the front of our course so that everyone makes demonstrable progress.

Bespoke Whitewater Coaching and Guiding

Cannot find what you are looking for? If you would like personalised coaching, guiding or specific requirements to get the most from your white water kayak then G2Adventure will be pleased to help you.Please get in touch to discuss your needs. G2 will wish to assess your current standard and aspirations in order to provide the best possible experience for you.

Price structure

£200 a day for up to 4 people. £250 for up to 6 people

Developer courses

£225 a day, for up to 4 people. £275 for up to 6 people


5 day trip £425 per person (minimum 4 people unless it is a private course)


Great instructor, Patient and informative teacher. Great at explaining things clerely and really helped me feel more ready for my ML assessment.
Alex Monnington, Mountain Leader refresher
Just spent the weekend doing an ML refresher training with Gareth. What an absolutely amazing experience! Learnt so much from Gareth. He is friendly, approachable and despite me struggling with contour interpretation and rope work he had a lot of patience and simplified his explanations in a way that was easy for me to digest. Gareth’s training really made a lot of things that I previously struggled with, suddenly click! Not only did I learn a lot, he taught in such a way that it was actually incredibly enjoyable, despite it being a training. Thank you again Gareth. Definitely one of the best instructors out there!
Seemed Asghar, Mountain Leader refresher
Me and my girlfriend had a chance to spend two days with Garreth in May 2018 in Snowdonia as part of a trad climbing course and it was an amazing experience. Garreth is a patient teacher as well as a very pleasant companion so we had a great time together. We were not entirely new to climbing but we learned a lot. Many thanks, Garreth, we can only recommend you.
Andrei Ada, Multipitch trad climbing course
Me and my friend had a two days trad climbing course with Gareth in Snowdonia. He was a very patient and knowledgable instructor. I felt safe at all times and the pace of learning / using new techniques was just right for us. Absolutely recommended! Thanks Gareth
Multipitch trad climbing course
An outstanding instructor who will ensure a fun learning experience in a safe environment.
Mark Pollitt, Climbing wall Award training

We had a great weekend with Gareth in Wales and feel confident with what we have learned during the course. Garreth was very responsive with route choices to suite our skill levels and the weather. He kept it interesting and challenging but at the same time nicely balanced. After the course he was happy to answer any questions and give advice on gear crags etching. 100% recommended!

Multipitch trad climbing course

I had a great day out at Symonds Yat with Garreth on a trad climbing course. I had no previous experience of climbing outdoors but by the end of the day I had completed my first lead climb! I was absolutely thrilled, I would definitely recommend Garreth as an instructor. He answered all of my questions and filled me with confidence to complete my first climb.

Learn to lead trad climbing course
Thanks to Garreth Stockton @G2Adventure for some super days out nav training. I wouldn’t have got this far if it weren’t for you, after my last course I was so low and when we went out the missing parts of the puzzle fitted. If I hadn’t have gone out with you I’m not sure my assessment outcome would have been as positive. I passed.
Melissa Bacon (@ MB Mountain Adventures), Mountain Leader refresher