Below is the list of proposed padding trips from January 1st to the end of March. The actual river may change due to weather and river levels, but we hope to have alternating easy and harder trips throughout the season. There may also be additional trips which will be advertised. Also shown are various away trips planned for the summer with a contact name.
Where you share cars, please pay your share of fuel costs and don’t wait for the driver to ask. Some of the trips are quite a drive.
Friday Anyone wishing to go should reply by email / text by the end of Friday, please indicate where you intend to meet.
Saturday A confirmation email / text, including who is meeting where, will only be sent to those going on Saturday.
|DATE||RIVER TYPE||Proposed river, may change||Suitability|
|Sat||30||Training||Swift water rescue training||Discuss with Pete|
|Sun||7||Improver||Barle – Tarr Steps to Dulverton (6.5 miles)||A small step up for beginners but worth it|
|Sun||14||Proficient||Walkham / Tavy (4.2 miles)||Suitable for competent paddlers|
|Sun||21||Improver||Torridge – Blinsham to Puffy Billy (5 miles)||A very easy trip suitable for anyone|
|Sun||28||Proficient||Dart Loop (3.2 miles)||Suitable for competent paddlers|
|Sun||4||Improver||Tavy – Tavistock to Denham (6 miles)||A small step up for beginners but worth it|
|Sun||11||Expert||Erme (3 miles)||Strong paddlers only|
|Sun||18||Improver||Exe – Bolham to Tiverton (3 miles)||Suitable for most paddlers|
|Sun||25||Proficient||Walkham / Tavy (4.3 miles)||Suitable for competent paddlers|
|Sun||3/4||Event||Dulverton slalom .||The course will be up in the spring for practice|
|Sun||11||Proficient||Dart Loop (3.2 miles)||Suitable for competent paddlers|
|Sun||18||Improver||Barle – Tarr Steps to Dulverton (6.5 miles)||A small step up for beginners but worth it|
|Sun||25||Expert||Lyn or Upper Dart||Strong paddlers only|
|Trips / Events|
|28 May-3 Jun||Trip||Gozo Sea Kayaking trip (Emily)||Discuss with Emily|
|23 Jun-1 Jul||Trip||French Alps WW rivers (Kevin)||Strong paddlers only|
|18-28 Jul||Trip||Team France Lyon Slalom Courses (Tommo)||Ok for most|
|8-16 Sept||Trip||Falmouth Sea Kayaking (Pete)||For all standards|