Dartmoor White Water Weekend (11.12.2021 – 12.12.2021)

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Date(s) 11/12/2021 - 12/12/2021

Time(s)All Day

Booking Cut Off: 08/12/2021 at 11pm

Schedule: Options are to arrive Friday and then spend all of Saturday and Sunday daytime paddling ~10am-4pm each day. Expect to be ready to leave the accommodation at 9am each day, as shuttles take a while and the car parks can get very busy. We also want to ensure there is plenty of daylight and get off the water at a reasonable hour.

Type: Beginner/Intermediate White Water

Suitability: Confident with Capsizing with a Spray Deck (whilst not essential we highly recommend doing a Moving Water Taster  Session or Man-Made White Water Course first)

Accommodation: YHA Okehampton, The Goods Shed, Klondyke Road, Okehampton, EX20 1EW, United Kingdom (view map)

Description: Come and join us for the White Water Christmas Dart Trip! Paddling, Secret Santa, Pub and more Paddling!  Basing ourselves local to rivers like the Tavy, Dart, Walkham, Teign tailoring the sections based on suitability of the group. Every effort will be made to ensure a good weekend of paddling, but please remember that it is a weather-dependent sport, so there are no guarantees!

  • The Dart Loop: The River Dart is a river in Devon, England which rises high on Dartmoor, and releases to the sea at Dartmouth. The Dart Loop is a classic white water run that finishes up at the Dart Country park. It has plenty of features spaced out by gentle sections.

Food: Please arrange your own Friday evening meal, breakfast, lunches and plenty of drinks, and ideally a sealed tub and dry bag to transport your lunches in. There will be an option of finding a pub/restaurant on the Saturday evening, or alternatively you can stay at the accommodation and cook your own food.

Kit/Equipment Hire: Equipment is always available for use at official club activities however there is no equipment stored onsite for these events, so if you require to equipment please complete a hire request. We highly recommend where possible that you are able to transport your own kit, however understand not everyone has a van or roof rack especially those new to the sport, if this is the case ensure you fill in your request soon as possible. Equipment should be collected at the Wednesday Mixed/Open (pool, lido, canal) Session before the event and returned the following Wednesday after. You can read more about our equipment, hire and usage here.