White Water Trips
White water paddling in the UK is dependant on rainfall to bring the rivers up to a suitable level The decision on which section of a river to paddle on Club trips will be made on the day based on the weather forecast and on water levels. Whilst we will do our best to find sections at a suitable level, if the river levels are too low, paddling may be abandoned to avoid environmental damage. If river levels are high either paddling may be abandoned or less experienced paddlers may be told not to paddle.
River Dart Weekend 2020
17th - 19th January 2020
A gem of a river, with something for everyone. The “Loop” is a red paddle, with a number of Grade 3 rapids (all of which can be portaged) and plenty of play spots. This paddle is the highlight of the Club white water season.
River Barle Weekend 2020
6th to 8th November 2020
In November 2020 we will be visiting the River Barle in north Devon. As the first club white water trip of the season, this trip includes an option for white water kayak training. This can be introductory training for those who have not paddled white water before, or refresher training for those looking to improve skills or gain in confidence. Those not requiring training will be be able to take part in a peer paddle.
This scenic river is mainly grade 2 white water, though if the water levels are high, the top section from Tarr Steps to Dulverton can be continuous grade 3 with an alpine feel.
13th - 15th December 2019 - FULLY BOOKED. PAYMENT NOW DUE
In December we will be making our yearly pilgrimage to the River Usk in South Wales. This is a scenic touring white water run on mainly grade II water. There are some grade III drops near Sennybridge, at Mill Falls and at Spuhler’s Folly, although all can be portaged. A good river to practice your boofing!
Water Level Information
Judging the water levels in UK rivers is never easy. There are various gauges that can be viewed over the internet on contacted by phone to check water levels. For phone numbers and websites ...
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