Canoe, Kayak and Paddle Board Courses

Paddlesport introductory and safety courses at Talkin Tarn in Cumbria

BC Foundation Safety & Rescue Training

BC Foundation Safety & Rescue Training

Join us for the British Canoeing Foundation Safety and Rescue Training (FSRT) at Talkin Tarn in Cumbria. As the title suggests, during this one day training course you will explore a range of safety considerations and rescue techniques to enable you to make safe and effective decisions to firstly, prevent dangerous events and secondly, to have the knowledge and skills to offer support and assistance if required.

The course outline and syllabus can be found here,

The skills and knowledge learnt on this course give an important foundation for any paddler wanting to enjoy the water safely.

Whilst there are no qualifications required to join this course, you are expected to be confident in the water with a good basic ability to paddle your chosen craft. A good bench mark is the British Canoeing Explore Award. If you feel that you are likely to need us to make any adjustments to fully include you in this course please let us know.

On this occassion the minimum age for the course is 18 years.

The venue
Talkin Adventures operate from Talkin Tarn Country Park near Carlisle. The country park is based around a glacial tarn, formed during the last ice age. Carlisle City Council manage the site and there is ample parking and a small tea room on site. Parking costs £2.30 for a full day and the tea rooms are currently limited to 11-3:30 opening for a takeaway service.

You will have access to warm showers and changing rooms during the course and the boats are a short carry to the water.

Talkin Tarn Country Park, Tarn Road, Brampton, Carlisle, CA8 1HN
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The Coach
Antony Pike Bowyer is the lead coach of this course. Antony owns and runs Border Kayaks and regularly works with us at Talkin Adventures to deliver a wide range of paddlesport experiences and progressive training both at Talkin Tarn and across the country. Antony is a skilled and patient coach with a vast amount of paddlesport knowledge to allow you to gain the most from your course.

What to bring
You will be on land and on/in the water. You will get wet.
Bring your usual paddling gear - BA, Helmet, Clothing, Boat, Paddle, etc.
Bring any safety/rescue kit you have - throwlines, line cutters...
Bring a packed lunch (or money for the cafe).
Bring spare clothes and shoes.
Suncream, hats, coats etc.
Any medication that you need.

Can I borrow.....?
We will have a wide range of boats/boards and equipment available for you to use during the course. If you have your own then we recommend that you bring it.

You are welcome to borrow a BA, helmet, paddle, during the course. We also have some waterproof tops that you can borrow.

If you would like to borrow a wetsuit then we have a limited number of PeakUK longjohn wetsuits available to hire. These are available to hire at £12 per day.

Event Properties

Event Date 03-10-2021 9:00 am
Event End Date 03-10-2021 5:00 pm
Available place 2
Cut off date 01-10-2021 7:00 pm
Individual Price £75pp
Location Talkin Adventures

We are fully booked for this event