The Path of the Paddle

This week sees the return of our team who have been Canoeing in the Ardeche, France.  Aspirant Instructors Keith Whitehead and Brian Fox were joined by canoeing experts Tony Pape (Blue) and his wife Caroline to run this unique course designed to equip you with the necessary skills to make the most of this most beautiful mode of travel.

Pont d'Arc

Pont d’Arc view from the campsite

The weather was fantastic over the week with warm sunshine and warm water, which makes rescue training and capsizing definitely more bearable.

Blue teaching rescue techniques

Tony Pape (Blue) teaching the clients during the course

After three days training, set in the beautiful Ardeche gorge the group embarked on a fantastic adventure staying over-night at one of the gorge’s wild camp sites within the Nature Reserve.

Canoeing in the Ardeche

The group after their overnight expedition in the Ardeche Gorge

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