Penpont Canoeing Spring 2023 - Glasbury to Whitney
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This is a great canoe trip down the river Wye . Surrounded by beautiful scenery and wildlife.
This is for a full day and will cost £40 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).
This event will take place whatever the weather (as long as the river is open for watercraft) !
If this event is full but you would like to come, please sign up on the wait list as there may be a little flexibility with numbers on the day.
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 café and garage shop at 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.
As with any exciting activity of this type there are some risks. All those attending the event must be aware of the centre's own terms and conditions of participation and abide by them (you will likely be requested to sign up to this on the day), along with any instructions given by the centre's staff. (We will be briefed by a member of centre staff prior to setting off.) for more info see https://www.wyevalleycanoes.co.uk/safety
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.
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What to bring
Money /card for payment.
Buoyancy aides are provided.
Canoe Kit List. Please bring the following:
Footwear that is designed for water or that you do not mind getting wet.
A change of clothing (in case you get wet!).
Outdoor clothing suitable for the weather conditions on the day, and comfortable to canoe in. i.e. shorts and T-shirt if warm.
Waterproof jacket (and trousers if you have them) in case of rain.
Snacks / packed lunch / drink for our lunch stop by the riverside.
There is a small shop near the canoe centre where we start from where you can purchase some supplies prior to the trip.
Don’t forget money for a pint/food in the pub at the end.
Food & drink
Please bring snacks / packed lunch / drink for the journey and our lunch stop by the riverside.
There is a garage shop near the canoe centre where we start from where you can purchase some supplies prior to the trip.
Don’t forget money for a pint/food in the pub at the end. Some people may stop for a meal in the pub at the end to save them cooking on camp.