PLEASE SIGN UP FOR TRIPS AT LEAST WEEK IN ADVANCE, IF POSSIBLE, TO GIVE THE TRIP LEADER TIME TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS – THANK YOU!
Nomad Kayak Club runs a trip away usually on the second Sunday or weekend of 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. A minimum standard of the British Canoeing Paddle Discover award is needed to start participating in Club trips. If you’re not yet a Nomad member, please first take the appropriate route to joining the Club according to your experience then, if you don’t already have the Paddle Discover award, sign up and take the Nomad Paddle Discover Course.
Trips are now coordinated by Dave Hillier 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 away from the aquadrome 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 5th June – Hertford Lea Loop – Sign Up
Ian Walker will lead this trip on the River Lea and other navigations around Hertford. A trip of 3-4 miles taking 2-3 hours on the water, it is suitable for all members competent in the use of a spray deck and happy to run a few little features (weirs) and a tunnel! The most difficult weir (in Hertford town centre) can be portaged if preferred.
Meeting in Hertford at 10am, this paddle will take 2-3 hours on the water plus a picnic stop near Hertford castle so be sure to bring a packed lunch. Anticipated finish time 2pm.