Paddle Skills for Developing Confidence in Independent Touring

Honing the basics for safe and enjoyable micro-adventures.

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Paddle Skills for Developing Confidence in Independent Touring:

Honing the basics for safe and enjoyable micro-adventures. Whatever your aspirations might be, this workshop will give you ways to practice and find solutions which work for you in the canoe touring you want to do.

Lina Patel

Lina brings a whole big heap of fun and love to Team Hou. Her early paddling career was mainly with two blades but when she realised that canoeing was so great as an inclusive family past time she never looked back. Lina has spent most of her life working in the outdoors having gained an Outdoor Education B.Ed Hons degree from I.M.Marsh she then continued with paddlesports qualifications throughout her working life. Lina's main focus is using canoeing as a tool to enable Journeying in a way that helps folks with their Health and Wellbeing as well as Personal Development. Look out for Lina when you are out paddling, you won't miss her in her custom orange Prospector

What, when and where?

We will be running workshops from 10am on Saturday 11th May and Sunday on 12th 

May at Racquety Farm. That’s What3Words location ///growth.wings.turkey 

Most of our workshops will be on site, but we will also have trips down the River Wye, and on Saturday 11th May, our whitewater clinic may be entirely off site.

We will have an open door policy all weekend. Everyone registered will be most welcome, but so will any family and friends who come along to take a look. 

We welcome dogs wherever practicable, and wherever a dog’s presence isn’t making others uncomfortable. This includes in our on-water workshops  

If you’re booking an on-the-water workshop, you will generally need your own canoe and paddling kit – though whitewater canoes may be available by prior arrangement.  

If you wish to try our boats, please contact us and book onto our demo session. We MAY be able to make additional arrangements, but these MUST be pre-booked!   

Individual boats may be reserves for specific times (please contact us), and the entire fleet will be available Saturday afternoon from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.   

If you have a paddle and personal paddling kit, please bring it along. At the very least, you will need appropriate clothing and a change of clothes. 

On a sunny day, anything bring that can get wet. Perhaps try a t-shirt, shorts and old trainers. At other times, consider adding a fleece and/or a windproof layer. 

Please bring everything you need, or allow time for a visit to Hay on Wye. During the day, visitors should be able to find a café, takeaway, restaurant, or supermarket. 

We anticipate many guests booking to camp at Racquety Farm. Places are limited. 

Please contact the site directly via

Hay-on-Wye is a popular tourist destination with many additional accommodation options. See 

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Canoeing, Kayaking and SUP are ‘Assumed risk’ activities - They are ‘Water contact sports’ that carry attendant risks. Participants should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement. 

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Date & Time
12 May 2024
10:00 12:00 Europe/London

Racquety Farm

United Kingdom
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