Private Paddle Report – River Thames: Lechlade to Tadpole Bridge

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River Thames: Lechlade to Tadpole Bridge (write up by Pierre Leon) The project is to paddle the length of the River Thames in sections. This paddle, on Friday 29th April, was a section starting in Lechlade-On-Thames in Gloucestershire and ending at Tadpole Bridge in Oxfordshire. A distance of just over 10 miles on the river and nearly 8 miles as the crow flies. On the route there are five locks, four of which we passed through thanks to the volunteer lock keepers and one we bypassed via a lively canoe pass. So no portages – hooray! Our get-in point was from Lechlade Riverside Car Park.  After carrying the kayaks about 100m from the car park, the entry point is an easy step-in from the north river bank. The Team L-R…
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Private Paddle Report – Wolvecote Circuit

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Wolvecote Circuit Paddle (near Oxford) organised by Dave Hillier This paddle on Friday 1st April was organised by Dave Hillier to do the Wolvecote Circuit near Oxford as detailed in the Peter Knowles' Pub Paddles book. The circuit combines part of the Thames heading downstream, followed by a return to the start point, at the Trout Inn, via the Oxford Canal. As on his previous Medway paddle Dave, with his wife Zoe in tow, had walked the circuit in advance to undertake a risk assessment and highlight any potential issues. One issue was the recommended car park which had a height restriction which stopped van and roof rack access hence the change to the Trout inn get in. The only downside of the change, was that the loos were in…
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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

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Following publication of the Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Strategy on Monday 11th May and receipt of updated British Canoeing advice issued throughout the week, we can confirm that the NKC Club facility remains closed and that all NKC activities remain suspended for the time being. The Committee will continue to follow both Government and British Canoeing advice and hopefully there will be a return to Club paddling albeit in a socially distanced form in the not too distant future. In the meantime we will continue to plan for what a safe return to paddling may look like for NKC including addressing the following: How often and where we can meet?How and where we change?How and where we paddle?How we clean and store equipment at the end of each session? We are all going…
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IMPORTANT NOTICE – Impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) on Nomad Kayak Club Activities

IMPORTANT NOTICE – Impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) on Nomad Kayak Club Activities

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In light of the current Coronavirus pandemic and advice received from the Government, British Canoeing and BLYM, all club sessions and trips are suspended until further notice. It’s difficult to put a timescale to the suspension of activities, but as an indication BLYM have informed us that the site will be closed until at least 30th April. We will monitor the situation, follow the Government advice and assess how best to resume activities safely. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. Thank for your continued support, Nomad Kayak Club Committee
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