River Wye Camping Weekend



Friday 21st September- Set up camp at Hoarwithy, Tresseck Campsite

Saturday 22nd September – Hereford to Hoarwithy – 17miles

Sunday 23rd September – Hoarwithy to Ross on Wye – 12miles

This trip will be open to all club members. Full details will follow. Basically it will follow previous formats. Bring your own food and camping gear.

Saturday’s paddle back to campsite from Hereford. Communal BBQ on Saturday night.
Sunday paddle from campsite to Ross.

Camping fees will be paid direct to campsite.
Paddling fees will be adults £3 per day and children £1 per day.

Shane Morgan


River Trent with Trent & Mersey Canal Loop

River Trent with Trent & Mersey Canal Loop

Date:          Saturday 19th May, Temperature 22 degrees.

Distance:  10.6 miles.

This paddle route was first scouted by our intrepid explorers Paul and Shane back in February when the required dress of the day was snow suits! This was the trial group paddle!

As with all these paddles the devil is in the detail, parking was organised at The Canal Farm Shop in Great Heywood and this gave us direct access to the canal.  A short paddle on the canal and portage brought us onto the River Trent by Essex Bridge.

This is a Grade 1 listed bridge, built around1550 and became the main packhorse route across the river in this area!

So, the six of us then headed up the River Sow to see if we could get a closer look at Shugborough Hall, hard work against the current for about a mile, but easier and quicker on the return journey to the River Trent.

There followed a leisurely paddle for a further six miles on the meandering river taking in the wild life that included heron, kingfisher and buzzards along with a multitude of ducklings, goslings and cygnets.

Our lunch break was in the field where we were to portage back to the canal, a nice lunch even though the locals took a liking to Perry’s sandwiches!

Time to set off for the return journey with just over 4 miles to go on the Trent & Mersey Canal.  Passing open fields and only a few narrow boats as most were tied up watching the royal wedding, two locks paddled through and back to the car park at the Canal Farm Shop.

Kit packed away, trailer loaded, and then off to the cafe for well deserved coffee, and the delightful Victoria Sponge baked for the  occasion by Rob’s wife was consumed with gusto.  A one-hour trip back to base and the trailer parked ready for its next adventure.

Many thanks to Paul Sharpe for organising, Perry Chester, Shane Morgan, Rob Lackey, Jon Jarkuilisz for making it a great trip. Of course, we all thank Mrs Lackey for the fabulous Victoria sponge!

Report written by Graeme Young

May Day Bank Holiday Weekend

May Day Bank Holiday 4 May – 7 May ( Soar Boating Club )

Friday  Night: meet at the club for an evening socialising.
We plan to order Chinese takeaway to be delivered, for those wishing to partake.

Family and friends paddling and camping available.

Saturday  : Canoe/kayak trip, destination to be confirmed.

Saturday Night: David Lacey will be providing our entertainment.
A fish and chip supper will be provided at the mid session interval.
Vegetarian option available. Please request in advance as they will have to cook first.

Cost per Head – £12.00

Sunday  : Lunchtime: the BBQ will be lit, we provide the heat, you provide the meat.

The bar will be open all weekend.

Camping: Free for members.
Visitors per unit £5 for one night or £10 per event. This is line with new club policy and will apply to all events.

Please contact Karen Millhouse for bookings and enquiries.

Cheers Shane