River Mountain Experience

Enabling people to enjoy the British Countryside; giving them the skills, knowledge and ability to work or socialise in the great outdoors through guided events, training or provision of equipment

Coronavirus Social Restrictions Update

We are open!

Presently we are offering all canoe and kayak courses, canoe and kayak hire, guiding and instruction for up to 6 people, in line with current Government legislation. Our canoe trips are limited to a single family at a time unless you agree for others to join.

We are running First Aid Training with a limit of 8 candidates but not offering Foundation Safety & Training courses currently.

All restrictions on social distancing must be observed and we may only be able to supply a small amount of equipment at a time whilst the remainder is being cleaned.

If you are interested in hire or guiding/instruction, please get in touch.

Looking to improve your map reading skills, leadership abilities, learn first aid or to kayak/canoe?

Or just fancy a family outing by canoe with a picnic?

We enable people to work or socialise in the British Countryside; giving them the skills, knowledge and ability through guided events, training or provision of equipment.


River Mountain Experience provide bespoke, informal and formal training, accredited by various National Bodies and Organisations, in skills for water and land activities, First Aid and Leadership. Our highly trained and experienced staff develop your skills at your pace.


We are based in beautiful North Yorkshire within easy reach of the Dales, Moors and the Lake District

Canoe and kayaks available for hire for you to enjoy and discover on your own; all modern and well maintained.



Hill Walking


First Aid & Water Safety

Canoe & Kayak Hire

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What are we doing to the Environment?

Today is the United Nations World Environment Day. A day when we should have a good think about what we, the human race, are doing to our planet. During the Corona pandemic and the enforced shut downs around the world, we have seen the natural environment thrive.

Are we open; yes we are!!

We are open for business, but in a limited capacity. Currently we can offer canoe and kayak hire along with 1 to 1 guiding or instruction. We hope that this will change from Monday!

Maintenance Time

One of those jobs that has to be done regularly is maintaining our equipment. Our canoes and kayaks are available to hire, just give us a call!

Water Safety – Online Training for Families

We’re supporting the launch of RLSS UK’s free, online water safety toolkit which teaches families how to enjoy the water, safely. The ‘Lifesaver-Lifechanger’ toolkit gives people the confidence to keep themselves and others safe around the water by providing instruction on safe land-based rescues.

Safe Working Near Water Training

Another training course for The Coal Authority at their main office in Mansfield. Eight candidates went through risk assessing of hazards associated with water and remote working, PPE requirements and use, hydrology and rescue techniques and priorities.

Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) Course

We ran a day long EFAW course for the staff of Hawes Youth Club as part of their training. The EFAW looks at safely and systematically assessing a casualty, dealing with life threatening conditions such as cardiac arrest or choking. Lots of practical sessions to reinforce the learning.

Canoe Paddle & Picnic Trip

A day out on the Ripon Canal and River Ure from Ripon to Boroughbridge, what better way to celebrate a birthday! That’s what Rosalind’s dad thought and organised this surprise trip for her 21st.