Kayaking is the use of a low to water canoe like boat for moving across water.
It differs from Canoeing by the sitting position of the paddler and by the number of blades on the paddle.
The paddler sits facing forward, legs in front and uses a double bladed paddle to pull front to back on one side, then the other in rotation.
Experienced Instructors are on hand at all times!
Kayaking at Portlick Scout Campsite is suitable for all skill levels from the age of 8 upwards. A trip on one of our Lake Boats can be arranged as an alternative for ages 6 to 8.
Our Kayaks are suitable for one to three people.
Safety Helmets, Buoyancy Aids, and West Suits are provided. Great fun and an exhilarating experience guaranteed!
Kayaking at Portlick Scout Campsite is designed to give a pleasant, enjoyable introduction to water sports
The forward paddle stroke can be a powerful and efficient way to move a kayak when it is done properly. Here is a short tutorial following ACA guidelines for a long distance touring stroke.
This video goes over the entire stroke form from hand position to the full body motion required to boat fit.
Kayaking Tips and Skills for Beginners