PLEASE SIGN UP FOR TRIPS AT LEAST WEEK IN ADVANCE, IF POSSIBLE, TO GIVE THE TRIP LEADERS TIME TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS – THANK YOU!
Nomad Kayak club runs a trip every month for Nomad members to enjoy paddling on different waters and develop their skills. The trips are free to club members with their own equipment and are led by coaches and experienced paddlers, who specify the skill level needed. Nomad trips are usually on the second Sunday or weekend of the month so keep this free.
If you’re not yet a Nomad member, please book a come and try it session, after which you can join the club and come to our recreational paddling sessions on Sundays and Wednesday where we’ll check out your paddling ability and suggest a suitable first trip for you to go on.
Trips are coordinated by trips officer Matt Greenshields but for questions about individual trips please contact the trip leader, whose email address is given on the sign up page. A big thank you to all trip leaders for giving your time for free for the benefit of club members.
Club boats and equipment can be borrowed for club trips at a cost of £5 per day from the equipment officer. The club doesn’t provide transport for our trips, so if you need a club boat please arrange to pick it up yourself from the club during the previous recreation session (Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings) and return it the following one. If you have a hatchback or estate car you may find a kayak will fit inside, else a roof rack will be needed. If you don’t have a car, others going on the trip may be able to transport your boat and give you a lift. The trip leader may be able to help you arrange this.
Nomads aim to make our trips as accessible as possible to all members subject to paddling safely, so if you’re in doubt whether your paddling ability is sufficient for a particular trip please do contact the trip leader who will advise you.
Sunday 11th July – Thames, Abingdon and the Swift Ditch – Sign up
Matt will lead this easy circular trip starting from Abingdon lock, up the Thames for half a mile and then taking the Swift Ditch ancient side channel to below Abingdon Town and returning up the Thames. This easy trip is suitable for anyone who’s been checked out for it by a leader in a recreational session and can paddle 4 miles, half of it being upstream against a normally very gentle current.
October – date TBA
Ian Walker will lead a week’s surf trip to Croyde bay in Devon. Suitable for anyone with a little moving water experience. Details to follow…