Blogs & Trip reports

South Wales Whitewater October 2019: Towy and Ogmore

The rivers were beautiful and challenging, the coaching, support and camaraderie superb. More experienced folks reckoned it the ‘best ever South Wales trip’. Fourteen made their way through thunderous rain to Wales. Ten enjoyed a welcome cheesecake (thanks Adrian and Jen!) at Troedyrhiw, with four others joining a Friday (Robbo led 😚 bedtime literally!) video […]

North Wales trip report August 2019

After a night of wild weather at the campsite we gathered at the café at the Whitewater Centre for the morning briefing. One group went off to paddle the upper T whilst Linda coordinated the car-shuttle arrangements which seemed quite challenging enough for that time of the morning. The whole group got on the water […]

Chi Harbour Trip June 2019

The trip started off with a delay getting home due to roadworks. However, having packed and collected my passenger we were making time until passenger (lets call her Sarah R to protect their identity) caused a wrong turn by distracting the driver (previous for this) and adding another 20 minutes onto  the journey. Arrived and unpacked, […]

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 […]