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coracle building

coracle building day

Pre Requisites: A desire to learn

Course Information: Raft building with a twist! This is a full day activity that has more emphasis on your building, woodwork and DIY skills than paddling skills. A coracle is small round craft originating in the west of England and Wales. It is a single person craft that is paddled using a single blade, like an open canoe. Yourc coracle will be given to you in 'flat pack' form and with expert guidance from your instructor you will build your coracle, ensure it is water tight and balanced correctly. Once built you will then be able to test it on the water, with everyone in the team having a go. Teamwork and attention to detail is important to achieve a good build and a water tight boat to paddle.

Assessment: There is no assessment but your instructor will debrief you on key areas of leadership and teamwork at the end of the session if you wish.

What is provided? All water safety and coracle building equipment. Safety on the water, basic paddle instruction and instruction during the building phase.

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