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"Giving longer paddles (of a high standard) made it easier. One to one instructions and directions were given when needed and helped me loads. Thanks heaps, was a thoroughly enjoyable course even in the weather conditions.”

"Well delivered course well equipped. Very high standard, good range of different kit available. Instructors tailored specific facets of activities to individual needs."

"Superb course and learnt a lot. Equipment very good and high standard.  Thanks for a great weekend."

"Very well structured course with lots of activities and different things to do during the course. Boat fitted well, paddle was very good. Plenty of boats to try and spray deck / helmet was very good! Technical information was very useful. Practices were good / helpful. Learnt a lot and felt I progressed over the course, not just learning how to coach"

"Very professional, lots of good information leading to flowing self teaching style, good all round equipment, very appropriate and of a high standard. Brilliant technical info, lots of things to think about."

"Great, very focused and intense, but very calm and a good learning atmosphere. Great to have the chance to work in sea kayaks for a change. Cheers, a great, if tiring few days."

"Excellent laid back approach but managing to cover all aspects in a very professional manner.  Nice selection of boats."

"Liked different types of boats available to try. The course was at a higher standard than expected. Very technical throughout which was excellent."


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Equipment Hire

Unless otherwise stated, customers are expected to bring their own boat and equipment to Wild River courses. Where circumstances make this difficult we can provide boat and equipment hire.

Canoes - £25 per day (£40 for 2 days, £60 for 3 days)
Kayaks - £20 per day (£30 for 2 days, £45 for 3 days)
Sea Kayaks - £25 per day
(£40 for 2 days, £60 for 3 days)
Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP) - £15 per day (£25 for 2 days, £30 for 3 days)
Drysuits - £20 per day (£30 for 2 days, £45 for 3 days)

Terms and conditions

Hire of equipment is subject to availability and so we would ask that you send your request as early as possible and in the case of drysuits, please indicate the size that you require.

Although we do expect the boats to be used for their purpose and therefore some damage can occur, we would ask that you take great care and look after the boats you use. Treat the boat as if it was your own.

We ask that you:

  • Make sure airbags are fully inflated before use
  • Avoid dragging the boat over sharp rocks
  • Think about white water moves that have a high chance of impacts
  • Report any damage as soon as possible

Boats and equipment are hired on the basis that any damage or loss caused is solely the responsibility of the customer and we recommend that you take out your own insurance to cover the risk of any damages or loss. Should boats or equipment get damaged due to negligence by the user we would expect the user to pay for repair or replacement.

Wild River and it's coaching staff are not under any liability whatsoever in the respect of loss or damage to personal property, however caused, whilst attending the course.

Open Water Canoe Leader Courses
Please note that a canoe with an effective solo sailing set up is essential for open water leader courses. If your canoe isn't set up with a sailing rig, we can provide hire of canoes fitted with clamps to hold a sailing rig and if you do not have a sail, these can be purchased from Endless River or Aiguille Alpine Equipment. We can however, provide sails, but if these get damaged or lost you will be charged for a replacement, at cost.


Which Dagger creek boat would fit you?

Dagger Creek Boats

Let the experts help you find out.

We understand that boat fitting is crucial to advanced performance. Wild River now has a fleet of the latest models of Dagger white water creek boats, in all sizes. Fitted with the top specification Contour Ergo Creek outfitting, we can find the right boat for you.

Join one of our White Water Performance Awards or White Water Kayak Leader Training courses and get the opportunity to try for yourself, free of charge. Boats must be booked at the time of payment of course fees and are available on a first come, first served basis. If you want to be sure of paddling a specific boat then full payment of course fees will guarantee this.

Should boats get damaged due to negligence by the user we would expect the user to pay for repair or replacement. See terms and conditions above under Equipment Hire.


Vertical Element (VE) Paddles

VE Paddles Wild River

White water kayak paddles are definitely not one size fits all.

Using the correct paddle is crucial to advanced performance. Wild River believes that VE paddles offer a superb combination of performance, quality and value for money. VE paddles are hard wearing, made from pre-preg carbon and glass fibre and are custom made to order. This allows you to select the length and angle that suits you, to get the best out of your paddling.

On our courses you can try:
• Different length of paddle shaft
• A variety of blade angles
• Small or large blades
• Smaller diameter shaft for those with smaller fingers

Of course these can be set up right or left handed.

Used Boats and Equipment for Sale

We occasionally have quality used boats and equipment for sale. Click the button below to see what's currently on offer. You can demo boats for a cost of £15, which will be deducted from the sale price if you decide to buy.

Used boats and equipment


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