UK Skills

Why join us?


If you would like to progress your boating with us, why not join one of our skills courses? You'll get all the fun of paddling with a group, along with individualised feedback and coaching. At Sweet Skills we prefer not to give our courses fancy names, we believe paddlesport is too dynamic to be constrained to a single objective. We’re highly skilled in matching the individual or groups needs to the choice of river. The rivers often decide what we will paddle, and how the day will progress.

Prices are for coaching only

Improvers River Skills


OC1, Kayak or Traditional Canoe.


This 2 day course will cover the fundamentals of paddling on white water. Our aim will be to create solid foundations on which to build your skills. Based in Teesdale, we'll have some cracking sections of river to work on. This course is aimed at paddlers who are comfortable on grade 2 and have some experience on grade 3.


 17th - 18th October 2020

13th - 14th March 2021


Intermediate River Skills


OC1, Kayak or Traditional Canoe.


On this course we’ll add some cool stuff to your boating as well as re-visiting the areas you would like to develop. Based in the Southern Lakes, we’ll have an amazing selection of rivers to paddle. This course will be run on grade 2/3​


31st October - 1st November 2020

27th - 28th March 2021


Advanced River Skills


OC1 or Kayak.


On this course we will look at how to apply the fundamentals when the river becomes more dynamic and the gradient increases. Based in North Wales, we should also have the Tryweryn as an option if levels are low. This course will be run on grade 3 and 4​


14th - 15th November 2020


I’m keen, how do I book a place?


Once availability has been confirmed, we will send payment details along with our Terms and Conditions. A deposit will secure a place on one of our courses.

If you would like any further information on ‘UK Skills’, or any of our other courses, do not hesitate to get in touch.

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