Develop your skills

For those wishing to develop their skills coaching can be provided. Active 4 Seasons are qualified to coach the following activities:

  • Sea Kayaking
  • Open Canoeing
  • River Kayaking

Our main aim is to teach you to be safe and to chose appropriate water for your level of experience.

Learning to kayak on a gentle river
Learning to kayak on a gentle river

Active 4 Seasons specialises in developing the necessary skills required to get you out and about safely. We also feel it is important whilst enjoying the environment to ensure we cause no damage as far as is possible. Part of the fun is choosing the correct medium and this could be Open Canoeing on the rivers Tweed, Till or Teviot, Sea Kayaking trips along the fantastic Northumberland and Scottish borders coast.

Ollie of Active 4 Seasons offers bespoke coaching courses to those who have specific needs rather than running BC syllabus based courses – there are already plenty of providers that offer the BC courses and we are happy to recommend someone if you want a syllabus based leadership course.

sea kayak surf
Sea kayaking on the fantastic Northumberland coastline

We recommend a teacher to learner ratio of no more than 4:1 and ideally 2 – 3:1 for beginners. The price for coaching sessions is a little bit more than the guided trip costs (15%) due to the preparation and more involved nature of them.

The environment is a big part of what we do and so its role and an understanding of how we can adversely affect it is fundamental to the teaching.

Looking to get your own boat?

If you are thinking about getting some sort of craft for your own adventures we have a huge range of boats from racing ski to surf kayaks to specialist sea kayaks and general purpose kayaks both single and double as well as a wide range of open canoes to use on a course with us or indeed on a guided trip so you can see if that particular craft suits you?

Testimonial from Oct 2021:

Just wanted to send a note of thanks for the kayaking this morning. Maxwell and I both really enjoyed it and learnt a massive amount. Thought you’d like to know that the first thing Maxwell said in the car on the way home is ‘he’s a good teacher’ – sure you appreciate that from a teenager that’s massively high praise!’

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  1. Hi Jane,
    Thanks for your enquiry. I have a sea kayak gang that tends to go out once a month, the ability level varies as can be found on the sea kayak page. Dates are also posted there. Most of what I do is made to measure adventure but you can always send me a message through the contact page if you have an enquiry. Hope to see you soon,

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