Hi All,
For this of you who are not on Facebook, I would like to give you a couple of weekends for your diary.

Family and Friends Camping Weekend at the club. May 10th to 12th.

Please reserve date for Club Family and Friends Camping Weekend. Activities will include Canoeing, Kayaking and Stand Up Paddle Boarding for all abilities.
Saturday evening entertainment from ‘Heart of Oak’
Sunday Dragon Boat Racing.

River Thames Paddle June 7th to 9th

We are looking at a weekend paddle and camp on the Thames in June.

The paddle will run from Reading to Henley on the Saturday (around 10 miles) and Henley to Marlow on Sunday (around 9 miles). So not too challenging with time to enjoy the location and facilities.

Part of the paddle may incorporate a backwater which will have some moving water (c. Grade 2) subject to water levels.

The campsite is a tents only site, which allows camp fires. I am afraid no dogs allowed.

Advance bookings and payments will be required, but for now please indicate if you are interesting in attending and if you are put it in your diary.

Thanks Paul Sharpe

Regards Shane

Further trips

As we are obviously getting fed up of the winter and looking forward to the new paddling season. A few more trips to look forward to:

River Trent Loop- Staffordshire near Shugborough Hall. Day trip. Date to be confirmed. (Paul Sharpe)

Rudyard Lake- Staffordshire, day trip. Date to be confirmed. (Shane Morgan).

River Wye- Hereford to Ross on Wye. Weekend camping trip. Friday 7th September to Sunday 9th September. (Shane Morgan).

Monthly Family and Friends Fridays- First one, camping and paddling in conjunction with the Beacon Boat Gathering. Friday 4th May to Monday 7th May. Details below. (Karen Millhouse and Shane Morgan)


Midsummer Paddle, camp and BBQ Saturday 23rd of June

Looking to paddle mid morning on the 23rd 4 or 5 hours and then a 3 or 4 hour paddle mid morning onwards on the 24th
The campsite is on the river Nene with good facilities and about a 70 minute drive from Loughborough.
Link attached
The idea is a one night camp, with it being relatively close but if you want to camp Friday it’s not a problem
Caravans and tents are accommodated on the site and Peterborough is close for any non paddlers.
There are several possible routes through nice countryside with plenty to see.
On a fact finding trip we saw red kite, roe deer, kingfishers and skydivers
If intrested please let me know so I can get an idea of numbers.
More details to follow

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