I am a freelance canoeing, kayaking and hillwalking instructor and guide based in the Brecon Beacons National Park, offering the following services:

Canoe and Kayak Coaching and Guiding

  • Steve in Creek Boat smiling at cameraSkills coaching and guided trips for adult groups, individuals and families
  • Within the Brecon Beacons and further afield:
    • Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal
    • Llangors Lake / Llyn Safaddan
    • Rivers Wye and Usk, up to grade 2(3) white water
    • Other canals, lakes and rivers in South Wales and beyond
    • Cardiff International White Water Centre & National White Water Centre Bala
  • Full National Governing Body qualifications and insurance
  • Training and assessment for British Canoeing qualifications (see below)
  • No youth groups (except Scouts/Guides) please, since as an independent freelancer I am not AALA-registered
  • Contact me for availability and pricing

First Aid Training

  • 1-day and 2-day Emergency / First Aid at Work / Outdoor / Aquatic First Aid courses by arrangement
  • Checkout my Calendar or Contact me for availability and pricing

Deployment by Outdoor Centres and Providers

  • Experience working in voluntary and commercial sector with youths and adults
  • Available for deployment across South- and Mid-Wales for:
    • Canoeing (moderate inland water)
    • Kayaking (moderate inland water)
    • Mountain-walking (summer)
    • DofE Training & Assessment (Bronze to Gold, walking and canoeing)
  • Contact me with opportunities and rates

Paddlesport Qualification Courses

Checkout my Calendar or Contact me to find out about courses I am running or to arrange any of the following, either in/near Brecon or at a venue to suit you:

  • Personal Paddling Awards Training and Assessment
    • Generic Paddle Awards (Start, Discover, Explore)
    • White Water Award
    • Canoe Award
    • Slalom Awards
  • Foundation Safety & Rescue Training
  • Aquatic First Aid Level 1 (1-day course) and 2 (2-day course)
  • Paddlesport Instructor Award Training and Assessment
  • Coach Award Core and Discipline-Specific Training & Assessment (Sheltered Water Kayak & Canoe, White Water Kayak & Canoe, Open Water Canoe, Slalom)