Bures to Nayland Evening / Night Paddle (Friday 31st July)

A pleasant evening river paddle from Bures to Nayland along the river Stour.
(All members welcome)

On Friday 31st July the sun will set at 20.49hrs and a Full Blue Moon is expected.

This paddle is an easy introduction to river paddling and is suitable for all BCC members.  A very pretty and historic river made famous by the Constable paintings.

There are several portages and wiers on route to navigate around including Bures Mill, Wormingford Mill and Wissington Mill where there is a three step weir for the more confident paddler.

There is a slight current and occasional shallow spot, occasionally narrowing through some reed beds, but still easily navigable.

Therefore, if we were meet at 6.00pm in Bures, this should leave enough time for a car shuttle to Nayland and back, ready to paddle at approx. 7.00pm. The paddle is expected to take approx. 2-4 hours depending on the groups ability.

Hopefully the evening light will last for sometime. There are a few difficult spots along the river but we can work them out as the sun starts to go down.

Please remember to bring some glow sticks (preferably white) for the river and a good torch when you come to load the kayaks back onto the cars.

When we get to the Anchor Inn at Nayland the drinks will hopefully be free flowing! 

Meeting Time : 6.00pm

Meeting Point :
Bures recreational ground, 4 nayland Road, Bures, Suffolk CO8.

(Please note: There is approx. 150m walk to launch point. Limited parking.)

Point of Contact:
Mark & Ayden

Car ferries to be arranged on the day
Paddle distance: Approx. 9.5 km (6 miles) one way

Finish Point: The Anchor Inn, 26 Court Street, Nayland, Colchester CO6 4JL.

If you are planning to join us then please can you let us know by clicking ‘leave a reply’ stating your name.

Recommended Kit / Equipment:

Buoyancy aid, spray deck, good footwear, suitable clothing, drinks hot, food and snacks, white glow sticks, hand wipes, bug spray.

Please Note:
Any children (under 18 years) will need to be accompanied by an adult (who is also paddling) and a Parental Responsibility form will need to be signed and handed to the event organiser before or on the day of the event.

If you are interested in borrowing some equipment, then please email:Equipment@braintreecanoeingclub.co.uk stating the ‘Bures to Nayland River Paddle’.

If you wish to go on the Paddle can you let Mark & Ayden know via the ‘leave a reply’ button.

Happy paddling!

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