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Dan Wilkinson

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Date registered: January 3, 2012


A whitewater kayaker and adventure sports coach, based in the Lake District, travelling around the globe for work and adventure

Latest posts

  1. We are all between swims… — November 1, 2017
  2. Help Save Our Rivers! — May 31, 2017
  3. Going Home — October 31, 2015
  4. Romania — May 3, 2014
  5. Granite Logistics – A guide to kayaking in Galicia — January 16, 2012

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We are all between swims…

I took my first swim for quite some time last weekend, and thought I’d share some musings on it with you all. (If you want to just see a beating, scroll to the bottom of the page, cringe and then go practice with a throw line so you’re as accurate as Jonny was!) As a …

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Help Save Our Rivers!

Kayaking has given me so much. From friendships cemented with epics in far-flung places, to a way out of inner city London as a youngster to experience a different way and pace of life in the French Alps. It’s provided me with a sport I am good at (I definitely didn’t excel at football at …

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Going Home

I learnt to paddle in the middle of London, perhaps not where most people consider the most auspicious start to a career in whitewater… The youth club I started at, Islington Boat Club, was based in the middle of town, on the Regents Canal. It was there I spent a long time just messing about …

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I’m just back from a trip with a difference to Romania, where we’ve been paddling and exploring the Carpathian Mountains, with a Romanian team of paddlers, arranged by one of Pyranhas’ newest dealers, the excellent We found some excellent quality Whitewater, in a fairly unexplored and very friendly and extremely pretty area of Europe. …

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Granite Logistics – A guide to kayaking in Galicia

The Galicia Region

  During winter’s stern grip, UK paddlers daydream with plans for their summer sojourn to warmer climes to escape the gloom.  Fear not, for there is something more practical you can do to escape during these dark months than braving your local run in the snow.  An old guidebook in the dark recesses of Pete …

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Shiva Vs Burn – A comparison

As a committed long-term addict to the Burn / Everest series of boats I had mixed feelings when I heard that Pyranha were developing a new large boat. These feelings were compounded when I paddled the first prototype in North Wales, the boat just didn’t feel right, more like a creek boat from a decade …

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Below and Beyond Mount Kenya

Following on from the successful 2009 Below and Beyond Machu Picchu Expedition ( to Peru, the team were looking for another destination that would offer excellent whitewater, adventure and a break from the British weather. After some research we had a destination that fitted all of our criteria – Kenya. The destination gave us everything we were looking …

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