On the last weekend in February, braving the low temperatures, three members and an ex-member of Nomads set off to mid Wales to run the middle section of the Wye from Builth Wells down to Glasbury, including the infamous 'Hell Hole' rapid at Erwood. Arriving late friday afternoon we went straight to the Hell Hole to inspect river conditions, before checking into the luxury River Cafe B&B at Glasbury, which was also our get out. The river level was just about perfect (an inch over the bases of the bridge piers at Glasbury) high enough to make the Hell Hole a grade 3 rapid and cover the slabs the whole width of the river, but not spate levels, which make a dangerous river wide stopper. Satisfied with the prospects for…
Hi All As you probably know the club have reserved a French Alps trip with Fluid Skills from 11th July - 18th July 2015. In order to ensure that we do not loose our places we need to put down a 10% deposit (£65 each). So far preference will be given to the following who have put their names down already. I will be sending out account details and booking forms over the weekend; if anyone else wants to join us, please speak to me at the club or drop me an email. Thanks Arthur firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re running a trip to the River Ivel in Bedfordshire on Sunday 14th October. This gentle river trip is suitable for members who can paddle for about 3 hours and are happy to shoot small rapids. As our last day trip before the water starts getting cold, we hope as many members as possible will be able to join us. BOAT COLLECTION: Either Sunday 7th or Wednesday 10th October at the club session and don’t forget to take a helmet, buoyancy aid and spray deck if you need them MEET: 10am at the put in (52.119921, -0.283445) - see map to River Ivel put-in. TAKE OUT: Layby on the A1 just before the gates for Tempsford Village Hall SG19 2AW - see map to River Ivel take-out. FINISH: About 3pm Please bring lunch, drinks, and some spare layers in a…
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