Club River Trips 2019

Whoosh Explore Canoe Club is a very active paddling community offering regular expeditions to a range of paddling locations.
We offer at least one paddling trip away each month to a different location ranging from a paddling the River Stort to a whitewater adventures in Canoes or Kayaks in a friendly club atmosphere.
We have 4 club boat trailers and can tow up to 10 Kayaks or 8 canoes to any river location in the country. 

For details of our latest adventures drop us a line or look at our recent activities on Whoosh Explore Canoe Club facebook page.

February 21st to 24th 2019
Paddling weekend with white water coaching for beginners at Coetmor Mill Near Bangor North Wales 
We have booked the accommodation at Coetmor Mill for a extended weekend of paddling on Welsh rivers and lakes.
A range of paddling activities ranging from Kayak taster sessions on the River Dee and River Llygwy as well as exersions to the Rivers of Snwdonia and for those sightseeing an opportunity to explore the fantastic National Park or a trip on a train can be arranged. For the serious paddler we have also the opportunity to book in some White Water coaching (at extra cost) 
Deposit £30 
Accommodation £50 per person for the extended weekend 

Details of accommodation 

The Coetmor Mill Trust has been established to provide affordable accommodation to enable youth groups to take part in outdoor activities. Coetmor Mill is an old water mill located in the heart of Snowdonia on the outskirts of Bethesda in North Wales. 
The centre provides basic accommodation for up to 30 people in three bunk rooms with male and female toilets, showers and a catering kitchen and dining room. A drying room is also available.
The bunkhouse is in a perfect location for groups wishing to explore Snowdonia. At the northern end of the Ogwen Valley groups have easy access to the Glyder and Carneddau range of mountains. Just a short drive away are the beaches and famous sea cliff climbs of Anglesea.


Boat Hire (kayak) from £35 per day.

Plan of Action Proposed itinerary
 
Depending on water levels we plan to explore some of the grade 2 and grade three rivers in the area as well as take time away from the water to explore the local area 
Rivers we intend to paddle. 
21st February on traveling into Wales we have the River Dee with the potential of a paddle at Mile End mill or white water training at Mile End Mill  or a Paddling Canal Journey from Lllangollen to The Pontcysylite Aquaduct.
22nd February River paddling on the River lugwy from Plas y Brenin to Forestery falls or if levels are higher developing moving water skills on the section from Plas y Brenin , Capel Curig to Pont Cyfying.
23rd Development of paddling skills with a grade 2 paddling trip 
24th Dee Paddle to Horseshoe falls and then Canal paddle or moving water trip to Serpents tail and Mill End Mill on the River Dee

Open Canoe association weekend
Welsh Canoe Symposium 
October 25th to 27th  2019 
Gwersyll Glanllyn Outdoor Centre, Bala LL23 7ST
Paddle coaching and training for open Canoe Coaches and club paddlers.
Workshops including stand up paddle boarding wilderness paddling and introduction to white water paddling and canoe sailing. Bunkhouse accommodation with evening lectures.

Are you looking for a new adventure or place to explore? 
Enjoy an organised trip paddling with our Ethos Ten Kayaks and Canoes.

 

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Next Club Trips 
Weekly paddling at Redricks lakes 
Pensions paddling mid week sessions with our retired paddling group on a Wednesday morning
Saturday paddling sessions 


Pool Sessions 
Paddling in the pool takes place on Saturday evenings meeting at Stewards School Swimming Pool, Stewards School Harlow.
Please book via  email peter.nash@yahoo.co.uk.
please note sessions may be moved earlier or later than advertised to fit in with the management of the swimming pool ( depending on pool parties)


 
Whoosh Explore Kayaking Trip River Dart

Easter Trip 2018 
River Dart and Paddle to Cornwall 
Paddling on the River Dart from Holme Bridge on the Loop and Walkern .
Accommodation at Princtown  Surfing and SUP with Camping at Cornwall.
After a busy white water trip we are looking to run some Sunday paddling sessions to the River Nene and then develop some paddling skills or either the Tryweryn or at Lea Valley this year.


May Half term expedition to Ardeche to explore the rivers of the Tarn and Ardeche 

Summer Trip 2018 
We are planning on heading up to Scotland for a tour of the River Spey and the Scottish Rivers August 15th -18th August 2018 
We have paddled with Ray Goodwin as part of our training in Wales 

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Autumn 2018
Our Autumn trips for 2018 are a trip to White water at Northampton to take part in moving water training and a paddle on River Nene, a weekend trip to North Wales for beginners white water and a flat water tour of the River Stour.


A popular club trip is a day paddle from our base at Redricks Lakes upto the Shed Café in Sawbridgeworth where we stop for a cup of tea or a light lunch then either head on up to Sawbridgeworth or turn back toward Harlow Mill.
This is an upstream paddle passing round Harlow mill lock, Feakes Lock Sheering mill Lock and Sawbridgeworth Lock, as well as Tednamebury Lock and upto Spellbrook Lock. This challenging paddle takes a day and travels through about 5 miles of countryside well away from the busy roads. 
Have a look at our other club paddling Locations and River trips.

The club is located on a stretch of river that has two pubs and several Cafes nearby offering lots of opportunities to have a break or set a challenge to paddle to.