Dulverton Slalom 2019….Cancelled due to very low water levels.


Date: 02/03/2019 – 03/03/2019

Venue: River Barle, Dulverton, Somerset.
(O.S.Map OL9, Grid Ref. SS9128, Satnav: TA22 9HJ).

Contact: Clive Merrifield clive.merrifield@sky.com
47 Priorswood Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 7PS

Saturday Schedule:  Registration from 10am. Free practice from 10am (with safety cover on course). Official Practice at 11am First runs begin at 12 noon. Second runs begin at 2pm..   If time permits Team runs in the afternoon after second runs.

Sunday Schedule: Registration from 9am. Free practice from 9am until 10:30am (with safety cover on course) Official Practice at 10:30am First runs begin at 11:30am Second runs begin at 2pm.

Cost: Entry fee per race for BC members : £5.10 for div 4, £6.60 for div 3 & £5 open. Teams £4.50 (3 boats). Non-Members can enter by paying a one-time £5 temporary BC membership on top of entry fee. nb.  C2’s pay half the standard entry fee.  Online entries at www.canoeslalomentries.co.uk. Alternatively postal entries to be sent to address above.

Bideford & Taunton Canoe Clubs invite you to join them for their Division 3/4 and Open Canoe Slalom, held in the beautiful Exmoor National Park on the River Barle in Somerset. This is a fun Class 2 river, making it the perfect event for both Juniors and Seniors new to slalom or those wanting to improve their skills on moving water.

Saturday is first race day for all registered paddlers with a fun open team event (if time permits) in the afternoon. Each paddler will get two timed runs down the river in each class entered (K1, C1 & C2)

Sunday is second race day.

Competitors should stay on the water at the end of their run to act as safety for the next two competitors.

In case of high/low water levels a decision will be made on Wednesday prior to the event on whether the event goes ahead. If a change to event running occurs, decision will be announced by email and on www.canoeslalom.co.uk.

Camping is available on site (tents only) at £5 pp for the weekend. N.B. The field gets very boggy when wet and is not accessible by car.

There are also various B&Bs, caravan and camper sites in and around Dulverton.

Further information
Refreshments should be available both days, selling hot food, snacks and drinks. There are also local services available in the village including pubs, cafes and a Co-op.

Toilets can be found in the village. These cost 20p.

In the interests of safety please supervise under sixteens at all times, especially on the river banks and crossing the road bridge (no footpath).

We highly recommend wearing wellies or walking boots whilst at the slalom site as the the ground can get very boggy when wet.

All cars to be parked in the public pay & display car park opposite the slalom site (next to the fire station). We also hope to have limited parking in the Exmoor National Trust offices car park. We have paid for this in advance so please come to control and pay (same as the public car park costs). Turn down road next to The Bridge Inn. Camping kit and boats etc. need to be carried back over the bridge, up the river and into the slalom site field. It is not possible for kit to be dropped off. Access to the river is available at the slip just above the bridge at paddlers own risk. Care to be taken of fallen trees whilst paddling upstream to the site. NB. No safety will be provided on this section below the slalom course.

All dogs to be kept on a lead and cleared up after as per the farmers request.

Photos from Dulverton Slalom 2017 can be found here…..https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.10154581457300326&type=3