26-29 May: Symonds Yat and the River Wye Trip Update

To all those currently booked or who are still planning to join us on this trip, then here’s a brief outline of the paddles and activities that we’re planning for this late May Bank Holiday weekend. There is no pressure, and members on this trip can ‘pick and choose’ which paddles they’d like to do.

Fri 26 May.
12.00-3.00: ‘Symonds Yat Rapids’, then onto the campsite late afternoon to pitch up.
7.30 – late: Social gathering at the ‘Luckshall Campsite Bar and Eatery’. Table reserved for BCC group

Sat 27 May
9.30-1.00: ‘Hereford to Luckshall camp site’ river paddle. Approx. 3 hrs not taking into consideration any time spent at ‘The Bunch of Carrots’ public house half way.

4.00-6.00: Symonds Yat Rapids. An ideal opportunity for new paddlers to experience moving water for the very first time. Followed by drinks at the riverside pub ‘The Saracens Head’ or even a possible night paddle onto Monmouth for the die hards!?

8.00 – late: Evening meals- I’m recommending a ‘takeaway night’ (you decide: what, where and when?)

Sun 28 May

10.00-4.00: A calm, relaxing, picturesque flat water river paddle from Kerne Bridge to Symonds Yat East. Approx. 4 hrs, with a river bank lunch stop (paddlers to provide their own food and drinks)

7.00-late: A ‘Last Night’ camp BBQ (individuals to supply their own food)

Mon 29 May

For those wishing to beat the rush home, then it’s a ‘Pack Up and Go’ but if you still want more paddling then it’s either back to the Symonds Yat Rapid (09.00-12.00) for one last chance to refine your skills learnt over the weekend or we simply stay at camp and play a few river games. (For a small additional fee, you can also book out late from the campsite so you can pack up and get changed later on before leaving for home in the afternoon / early evening).

(Note: Paddles, activities and timings are always subject to change.)

Anyone with any questions, alternative suggestions or ideas for the weekend then please contact Andy Dronsfield via bcctripcordinator@braintreecanoeingclub.co.uk

Any late comers to the party, then it’s advisable to book now, as places are becoming very limited (see previous post for details).

Happy paddling!

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