BCU 1 Star Kayak Award



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Group Bookings
£85pp (Group Size 3-4)
£80pp (Group Size 5-6)
£75pp (Group Size 7-8)

Please note that all group bookings will be available for others to book, unless booking for a minimum of 6 people.



Group Size

3-8 Weekends

To teach the key kayaking techniques, control and theory and to be assessed to the British Canoe Union's 1 Star syllabus.

Who it's for
Anyone wishing to take the first step towards BCU star awards and get into the thrilling sport of kayaking. If you’ve attended one of our kayaking experiences then the BCU 1 Star award is the natural progression.

There are no prerequisites for this course; this course and assessment can be taken without any prior experience, however if you are not sure you want to take the award but would like to try kayaking why not try our Kayaking Experience?

March to October, please see the calendar for the next available dates.

Weir Wood Reservoir - Sussex & Kent

Equipment Supplied

All kayaking and safety equipment supplied except for wetsuits (we provide waterproof tops)

Equipment Needed

Suitable clothing for the time of year should be worn. A complete change of clothes or a wetsuit with appropriate footwear is also needed. We will provide you with a kit list

Must be able to swim 50m fully clothed (2 lengths of a standard pool).
Min Age - 18yrs
Max Weight - 15 stone (95kg)
Max Height - 6ft 2" (188cm)

Did my BCU 1 star with Levi last weekend. Such a great day! Levi is quality and was patient with us all, esp me,when I wasn't feeling too great and had to have a five min breather. I cannot wait to do the next course or come along for a river trip. I have caught the kayaking bug. Thank you

Damian House

I had completed BCU 1 award with Hatt Adventures at Weir Wood Reservoir last month and enjoyed it so much that I wanted to do more and booked a kayaking trip on the River Ouse.

Leanne W

Thx to Levi & yourselves for the course, great fun & I learnt some things too. Can't say enough about Levi, he was just great throughout.

James H.

I want to thank you very much for a great day on Saturday. I got a lot of out the day and enjoyed it all. I feel like I really learned a lot from you. And I think this is the same for Ivan. Now all I have to do is get some kit and get kayaking!
Thanks again.

Julie Pickard