Activity Information


We aim to provide safe and fun activities with an appropriate level of challenge for the groups we work with. We hold an Adventure Activities Licensing Service license to provide kayaking, canoeing, coasteering, stand up paddleboarding and orienteering activities. We deliver our activities within the frameworks set by the appropriate national governing body and ensure that all of our Instructors are qualified and experienced to deliver the activities they lead. All Instructors hold a valid outdoor first aid qualification and will have a recent Criminal Records Bureau check.


B-Active holds appropriate liability and indemnity insurance, however personal insurance is not included with your booking and we recommend for you to have insurance against cancellation and personal injury.

If you would like copies of our insurance documentation, AALA license or risk assessments please don’t hesitate to ask.

Courses are designed to meet the particular needs of the participants, and aim to provide a fun, learning environment. Participants will not be asked to take part at a level beyond that at which they are comfortable.

Safety and medical issues

The safety of participants is our primary concern, however all risks cannot be eliminated in adventure sports such as kayaking and coasteering and groups will be made aware of this. All participants must act in a safe and responsible manner and follow the instructions given to them by their instructor. Participants whose actions are putting themselves and/or others at risk will be excluded from the activity.

All participants will be asked to complete a medical form and if they are in any doubt about whether they are fit to undertake the activity they should consult with the Doctor.

All participants will also be asked to complete a consent form (a parental consent form for children) and confirm that they are water confident, and are in good health and physically fit to take part in the activity. Participants must state their swimming ability – group ratios may be adjusted to take account of the swimming ability of the group.

Participants will receive a verbal briefing on the specific activity and any safety issues before the activity commences.


Participants are provided with personal protective equipment including a buoyancy aid and helmet. A cagoule and wet suit will also be provided where required.


For kayaking and coasteering sessions participants should wear swimwear, shorts, a t-shirt, and a pair of old trainers (or similar close fitting shoes that will not come off in the water) participants may want to wear an old fleece and hat on windy or cold days. The instructor will give advice to participants on appropriate clothing.

Participants with a disability or special requirement

Participants with a disability or other special requirement should discuss their particular requirements with Andy Short in advance in order that activities can be designed to meet their personal needs. Instructor ratios and equipment will be reviewed in the light of the information given.