Event Details

Date(s) 17/11/2019

Time(s)All Day

Date(s): Sunday 17th November 2019

Time(s): Currently this is a day trip, but you are welcome to arrange accommodation should you wish to extend the trip yourself.

  • 6am – Leaving Farnborough
  • 9am – Meet Point: MacDonalds, Coldra Roundabout, Chepstow Rd, Newport NP18 2NX
  • 10am – Meet at one of the Options (Subject to Weather; 1. Usk at Senny Bridge / 2. Symounds Yat / 3. Cardiff White Water Course)
  • 5pm – Leave Wales to head home

Type: Beginner/Intermediate White Water

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

Location: South Wales

Food: Please bring with suitable lunch, snacks and drinks and ideally a sealed tub and dry bag to transport them in.

Type: Beginner/Intermediate White Water


Come and join us for a day out doing white water!!

The River Usk:

The river rises on the northern slopes of the Black Mountain, Wales, in the westernmost part of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Initially forming the boundary between Carmarthenshire and Powys, it flows north into Usk Reservoir, then east by Sennybridge to Brecon before turning southeast to flow by Talybont-on-Usk, Crickhowell and Abergavenny after which it takes a more southerly course. The river consists of several small easy ledge drops and a few rapids.

Symonds Yat:

The river Wye meanders through this village and popular tourist destination which straddles the River Wye in England. Famed for its natural river scenery and wooded expanses, Symonds Yat Rock is a limestone outcrop rising some 500 feet rising from the banks of the River Wye. There is a small section of rapids where we can play and enjoy at our leisure repeatable.

This event is FREE.


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.

This event is fully booked.