Skills & Development

Original Wild is able to help you get to where you want to be.

Are you new to paddlesports? Or recently treated yourself to a new toy and keen to learn more?

Choose your skills course

Kayak. Canoe. Stand up Paddleboard.

Our objective during your 1 day skills course is to give you the tools to become self-reliant and able to feel comfortable during your own adventure.

Designed to give experience with the latest equipment, paddling techniques , choosing suitable conditions, what signs to look out for in relation to the weather and how to use wind conditions to your advantage. The day provides you with the skills on what to do if you get into trouble, using rescue techniques for both solo and accompanied trips.


  • Gain valuable skills to paddlecsafely on your own adventures
  • Professional and high standard instruction and equipment
  • We only have a reputation for using only adventure experts
  • Venues to suit you. Normally around Bath
  • 1 day course


  • Full equipment provide, bring your own if you like
  • High quality rash vest
  • Group first aid kit with qualified first aiders
  • Experienced local guides


  • You are able to swim 20 meters in light clothing
  • You have joined on a taster session with us or have other experience (please discuss prior to booking)