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 chunkier and a Prem race used to be held here. There is a footpath bank-side all the way down.
It's a beautiful place to paddle and meeting place for paddling friends.
We are planning a
Festival of Paddling
over the weekend of 7th and 8th August. Including proper festival camping! Save the date.
PAA's (club activity leaders) are having their qualification refreshed and the standards are rising. Tony has done a grand job of re-structuring the assessment process and we look forward to more members attaining leadership status in the club.
Members can borrow boats and paddles. Talk to Paul Ford or James Taylor if you want to take some gear away on loan.
Slalom Returns to Bingers
We will be holding a Div 3 and 4 slalom over the weekend of 4th and 5th September. There will be races and loads of opportunities to help out in the week before and on the days. Pop it in your diaries!
Are now on our CALENDAR page. They can be put on by anyone qualified and insured to run an event. Keep checking!