Ray Goodwin Mountain Water Expeditions

Ray Goodwin – MBE, Certificate of Education,  MIC, BCU Level 5 Coach (Canoe, Kayak, Sea)

Ray Goodwin – MBE, Author of the highly acclaimed book, ‘Canoeing’

Ray Goodwin – MBE acts as our ‘technical expert’ under the Adventure Activities Licensing Regulations 1996 and advises Mountain Water Expeditions on safety and good practice in the outdoors. Ray is at the top of his game here in the UK holding The Mountaineering Instructors Certificate and British Canoe Union Coach 5 in Inland Kayak, Sea Kayak and Canoe (He was the first to be assessed in all three) and is also a BCU Coach Educator able to deliver Coach 1 to 3. Ray’s practice is based on experience.  He has climbed and paddled on four continents, and completed the first complete circumnavigation of Wales and the first unsupported crossing of the Irish Sea in canoe.


  • Mountaineering Instructors Certificate (MIC)
  • MT Course Director for Mountain Leaders Award
  • BCU Level 5 Coach Canoe
  • A5 Assessor Canoe
  • BCU Level 5 Coach Whitewater Kaya
  • A5 Assessor Whitewater Kayak
  • BCU Level 5 Coach Sea Kayak
  • A5 Assessor 5 Sea Kayak
  • BCU FSRT Provider
  • BCU WWS&R Provider
  • UKCC/BCU Director Levels 1-2
  • UKCC/BCU Level 3 Course Tutor
  • National Trainer of 4 & 5 Star awards – Canoe