Event Details

Date(s) 14/02/2020 - 16/02/2020

Time(s)All Day


CANCELLED – DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER WARNINGS !

It looks like another storm is due in for this weekend “Storm Dennis” and the met office is already predicting more heavy rain fall, flooding and risks of power cuts. For this reason, rather than wasting time with everyone packing up kit etc. we think it’s only fair to cancel the trip and inform the scout hut of our decision.

Date(s): 14th-16th February 2020

Time(s): We shall arrive on Friday and then spend all of Sat/Sun daytime paddling. Expect to be ready to leave the accommodation at 9am each day, as shuttles take a while and we 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)

Location: North Wales

Accommodation: The club has booked the 1st Trevor Scout Hut, Heol Penderyst, Trevor, Llangollen LL20 7UD (alternatively you can book your own accommodation nearby) 

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.

Description:

Come and join us for a white water trip to North Wales!

Paddling, Games, More Paddling and Fun! North Wales whilst seemly further to go than some locations has a great offering for white water paddlers.

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!

Tryweryn:

The Tryweryn is a dam released river that feels natural, not to far from the Bala. It has a highly variable upper section with a more tame lower section. Often referenced as the Northern ditch due to its shallow nature, but a beautiful few sections all the same.

Dee:

The river Dee is a classic North Wales run, holding water that is paddleable throughout the year it is probably one of the most frequently paddled rivers and navigates through the fantastic town of Llangollen which also has its highlights too offering a great view of town falls.

Covid-19

We are currently phasing the return to club activities and participants shall be expected to self-assess at what stage they can suitably return, and only return if the current stage we are operating at applies to them. The club may increase or decrease the reopening stage at any point so please check back against the event or guidance to check the stage on the day before arriving at any activity.

Everyone Should:

  • Read the Blackwater Valley Canoe Club COVID-19 Guidance
  • Adhere to the latest social distancing and official government advice
  • Respect venue procedures
  • Book in advanced (including those on the bank)
  • Be able to self-rescue
  • Bring your own equipment and hand sanitiser
  • Keep to 6 per group (including those on the bank)
  • Can play contact games of canoe polo with up to 7 players (5 with 2 subs) each side and 2 referees (but during training remain in your team bubbles)
  • Be considerate of others

We are currently operating STAGE 3.

BOOKINGS ARE CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE

THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED