Bradford and Bingley Canoe Club
Bradford and Bingley Canoe Club

Go Paddling Toolkit: Where?

BURRS

 

Bury. A mile of G2 then paddle back up on a canal! A WWR course and fun weir. It's nice in lowish levels and there's a cafe. Path on the side and parking.

CRAKE

 

Good at 0.55 at Nibthwaite. 0.4 is the lowest to bother but good for beginners. 0.7 and it's fast and in the trees. Holds its level for a few days.

WASHBURN

 

Local dam releases. Map below. Fast, little and £10 for adults to paddle. Park and play or run the whole river at G2/3. See below to plan your trip.

LUNE

 

Killington 0.5 with no rain falling gives a long Grade 1/2 cruise to Devils from Rawthay Confluence, great for Opens, novices and a leisurely cruise.

SALTBURN

 

Our favourite North-East coast surf spot with chip shop, beach and car-park. Check the surf forecast before you go. About 1.5 hrs drive away: take a map.

HALTON RAPIDS

 

Canoe England NW site. Facilities just outside Lancaster. Check access first as they share the river with fishing friends and the level changes quickly.

SLENINGFORD

 

Park and paddle or use as the end of a Ure cruise: great facilities with a tiny charge to park. A long stretch of G2/3 and gets big after rain:

The Slenbezi!

TRYWERYN

 

Dam release river outside Bala. Spot on Grade 3/4 paddling do-able in a day on a tank of fuel. Camping etc. Pay and play. 

A few releases a week.

RIVER LEVELS

 

Rainchasers is a paddlers' guide to river levels. Verify with Environment Agency data though! Your own judgement has to come into any decision to paddle.

WASHBURN

 

 

The Washburn is a swift river running between two dams. Water is released on a schedule to suit paddlers. It's controlled and reliable.

 

Facilities include car parking, toilets and often a shuttle and catering on release days. There's a £10 charge for the day.

 

The water is generally cold and warm gear even in summer is a good idea.

 

The top section is quick and interesting and is the site of Div 2 and 1 slaloms. Further down, the river becomes chunker and a Prem race used to be held here. There is a footpath bank-side all the way down.

 

It'sa beautiful place to paddle and meeting place for paddling friends.

 

Where is Sleningford?

EVENTS

Wed - Fri 25th - 27th October

River bank protection work   Shaun

Thursday 26th October

Club night is slalom h'cap racing!

Let Wendy know if you're staying for pies after.                 Judith Mark

Saturday 28th October

Club maintenance day and wild BBQ!                      Paul and Shaun

Thursday 3rd November

Club night                              Judith

Committee meets                 Wendy

Tuesday 14th November

Pool                                         Cath

Thursday 16th November

AGM 7 for 7.30

Ideas, proposals and nominations for trustees in good time, please.                                               Wendy

Thursday 4th January 2018

Visiting speaker

Darren Clarkson-King on Himalayan paddling.

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