White Water Trips
White water paddling in the UK is dependant on rainfall to bring the rivers up to a suitable level The decision on which section of a river to paddle on Club trips will be made on the day based on the weather forecast and on water levels. Whilst we will do our best to find sections at a suitable level, if the river levels are too low, paddling may be abandoned to avoid environmental damage. If river levels are high either paddling may be abandoned or less experienced paddlers may be told not to paddle.
We have now started the planning for the 2017-18 winter season as much of our accommodation has to be booked six months or more in advance. Our plans for next year include:
3rd to 5th November 2017
In October 2017 we will be visiting the River Barle in north Devon for the white water kayaking course. There may be some spaces in the camping barn that are not taken by either trainees or coaches. You are welcome to use these but you will need to make your own arrangements on the water.
This is a scenic white water run on mainly grade 2 white water, though if the water levels are high, the top section from Tarr Steps to Dulverton can be continuous grade 3 with an alpine feel.
15th - 17th December 2017
In December we will be making our yearly pilgrimage to the River Usk in South Wales. This is a scenic touring white water run on mainly grade II water. There are some grade III drops near Sennybridge, at Mill Falls and at Spuhler’s Folly, although all can be portaged. A good river to practice your boofing!
Water Level Information
Judging the water levels in UK rivers is never easy. There are various gauges that can be viewed over the internet on contacted by phone to check water levels. For phone numbers and websites ...
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