Blogs & Trip reports

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 […]

ACC Alps trip – July 2017

Getting there The formal paddling/coached element of trip was scheduled  to start on Monday July 3rd but the six paddlers (Adrian, Esther, Ian, Jen, Nick and Steve) had collaborated on travel plans to share costs, driving etc. which meant Nick & Steve would arrive at the campsite (Camping des Allouviers) on Saturday, Adrian & Jen on […]