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Courses FAQ's

What do I need to bring/wear?
Have a look here for details of what to bring and wear for introductory sessions and courses. For more advanced courses this information will be sent to you on booking, or give us a call for questions related to specific courses.

What equipment is provided?
We can provide boats, paddles, buoyancy aids and waterproof tops for all courses, as well as spray decks and helmets where they are required. You are, of course, welcome to bring any of your own equipment if you have it.

Is there a minimum or maximum age?
We offer children’s courses from age 9 and up at Black Bourton. This is as we go straight onto the river.

For our adult sessions and courses, the minimum age is 14. There’s no maximum age at all!

Do I have to be able to swim?
No. Because everyone wears a buoyancy aid, we do take non-swimmers. However we do need to be informed on arrival at the centre if a non-swimmer is participating, so that your instructor is aware.

Where are the centre's?
We are based in the Oxfordshire, a short drive from the A40.

For directions to our centre, please click here...

What if the weather is bad?
Very rarely do we need to cancel activities. (Only as a result of extreme flooding in the past). Sessions are not cancelled if it is raining - paddling in the rain is fun!

What if you cancel my course?
We try very hard not to have to cancel courses, but occasionally if we haven’t got enough people for a course to run, or if the weather or river levels are against us, we may need to postpone it, or in extreme cases cancel it. We will tell you as soon as possible if this is the case, and offer you the option to move to the new dates, or to get a full refund of course fees paid to us.
Full terms and conditions are available here.

Where can I stay if I have a long way to travel?
There is camping available on site. There is local accommodation available in the area please contact us for our recommend accommodation list.

Do I need a consent form for every course?
Unfortunately yes, sorry!

Anything Else?!
If you have any questions that we haven’t answered, or that you think should be here, please contact us:
Tel: 01993844723