Blogs & Trip reports

River Wey – Triggs Loop April 2019

A lovely, gentle round trip on the River Wey and the Wey Navigation, starting and finishing at the Old Tannery at Send. It was about 10 km (6.5 miles) in total with a couple of easy portages on the outward leg and a pub break on the return jouorney. And we had as many canoes […]

North Wales White Water – March 2019

Friday 29th March: After a lack of rain scuppered original plans to go to Devon, 10 of us made the journey to North Wales in search of water. The early risers ( Max and Rob) made it to Bala by lunchtime where they took advantage of the sunny weather and (apparently!) circumnavigated the entire 8.5miles […]

Shoreham Harbour paddle.

Sunday 10/2  A day for the committed! A full river (i.e. flooded upstream), low tide and strong wind gave a very dynamic environment where situational awareness was just as important as boat control for safety. Getting down to the harbour via the Western Arm was pretty easy, not least because nearly all (15?) of us […]

Poole Harbour Weekend

With a vibrant canoe sect in the club and several members working towards their Canoe Leader award John had planned an Open Canoe Whitewater Weekend on The River Dart for Jan 19/20. But as they say, ‘man plans and God laughs’ and as the weekend approached it became clear that the rivers in the southwest […]

Trip Report – Cuckmere River 1/7/18

Well it was a blazing hot day and a truly multigenerational group of paddlers collected together at Cuckmere canoe club for a pre-paddle picnic. Our leader may have brought the sunshine but forgot his paddle – an example to us all!! Some of the young ones (and Shaun) cooled off in the river before we […]

Ouse Cruise Trip report

A dozen of us had been lucky enough to get a place on ‘Cath’s Ouse Cruise’ with numbers being limited because it was Cath’s first outing as a trip leader and because it was a six mile, canoe only trip that would require an amount of relevant paddling hours.  Cath’s superb trip planning meant that […]

Lee Valley Trip Report

Our good friends and neighbours at Cuckmere Valley Canoe Club invited us to join in with their exclusive booking of the Lee Valley Legacy Course in September.  We had a fantastic evening on the water with paddlers relishing the opportunity to try the grade 2- 3 features course without having had to pass their assessment […]