Penpont Canoeing - Glasbury to Whitney

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Canoeing and Kayaking
May 04
2024

12 people attending

4 places left

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Event booking closes on Apr 24 at 23:55:00
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You will need to be capable of paddling a canoe for 5 hours with assistance of the river flow. So some level of fitness is required with good arm/shoulder mobility.

This is a great canoe trip down the river Wye .

The canoeing is for a full day and will cost £45 paid to the canoe centre on the day.

Please note by signing up to this event you are committing to paying the fee (as we need to commit to the canoe centre). If you do not turn up you may be asked to pay for your canoe anyway! 

This event is aimed at those attending the Penpont camp event. If you are not attending the camp but would like to come please sign up and confirm your attendance by messaging the event leader a week prior to the event date.  

As well as signing up here you will need to complete the centres online health form/disclaimer (only takes a couple of mins):-

https://www.wyevalleycanoes.co.uk/medical-consent-form

This event will take place whatever the weather (as long as the river is open for watercraft) !

This will involve a drive to the canoe centre, approximately five hours of paddling down the river (this is relatively easy as we are going with the flow of the water), a visit to a nice riverside pub at the end before returning to the campsite.

The canoes are open Indian style ones. A water tight barrel is provided to keep things dry in the event of capsizing. Whilst the barrel is reasonably watertight, this cannot be guaranteed so please do not bring any valuables that are incompatible with water!

Buoyancy aides are also provided.

There may be an option on the day to use a kayak if you have some previous experience and would prefer.

Please bring snacks / packed lunch / drink for the journey and for our lunch stop by the riverside.


There is a garage shop next to the canoe centre where we start from where you can purchase some supplies prior to the trip.


Don’t forget money/card to pay for the canoe trip and  for a pint/food in the pub at the end.

If you have any queries / questions either message the event leader. 

 

Participation statement

Please note that every person participating should be aware of (and accept) that those members perceived as ‘in charge’ or leading the event are not necessarily qualified, do not need to be qualified, and are not regarded by OutdoorLads, or themselves as ‘technical experts’ but are amateur with experience and who are happy to impart their knowledge. Any advice given should be considered with this in mind by the recipient.

All those attending the event must also be aware of the centre's own terms and conditions of participation and abide by them, along with any instructions given by the centre's staff. Everyone must also take responsibility for their own safety while participating in events.

IMPORTANT! - Participation Statement

You MUST complete a Participation Statement, herein addition to booking your event space before attending an OutdoorLads event. You only need to complete this Participation Statement once, not for each event you attend. 

Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who has recently tested positive for Covid-19, is asked not to attend.

 

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