So it is over, it feels a bit sad for it to be finally over, given the Spey trip was about 9 months in the planning.
I was pick up in Pershore about 7.30am on Sunday 12 May by Matt R, Graham & Nick D. We got on the M5 before the Party Bus and they soon over took us. We decided just to press on. We stopped a few time for fuel and food but made good time, ultimately arriving in Aviemore ahead of the others, not sure which way they went?
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A rare warm and sunny Sunday saw a small group of us meet for a play at Nafford. Sealing launching from near the lock we were swiftly shooting the weir with Graham in the lead followed by Oli, myself and Emma. Capsizing the shoot, and swimming, was not part of my plan but it did give the others a very interesting rescue to contend with as my boat managed to hook itself well and truly on a tree river right!
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Here are the images from the GB Selection.
So I have looking at some potential dates for the Juniors FSRT Course and Saturday 20 July looks to be a good date.
The next FSRT Course is planned to be on Saturday 25th May at Pershore Riverside Youth Centre.
For Saturday 25th May I plan to run an adult group (the junior group will be in July, but before the Summer holidays).
Any adult interested in attending this course, please complete this form
If you have any questions please let me know.
Sunday 12 – 2.30 pm Park and Play at Nafford (assuming Levels ok) Not sure if any coaches will be around.
If interested let me Liz know.
Paddle and Play (Offenham, The Fish & Anchor Inn)
This Thursday we are at Offenham on the River Avon. Meeting at the Fish & Anchor pub, opposite the river.
Be ready to paddle by 18:45 if you can as we are still a bit short of daylight. There will potentially being a second group going up about 20 minutes later. The plan is to head upstream to the weir (branch right at the fork signposted lock).
The very friendly landlord has kindly given us permission to park in the pub car park but would like us to park in the camping field at the back as he’s expecting a lot of diners. He will open the gates for us.
Kids are allowed inside the pub until 9pm but we can sit outside as it’s now summer..
Map to Fish and Anchor Offenham
Due to the unexpected snow in late March, GB Freestyle had been forced to postpone selections. We arrived at HPP just before 8:30am, ready for briefing & although the weather was sunny in Nottingham, there was a bitterly cold wind. … read more?
I’ve updated the Wyre Weir SOP following our coaches session the other week. It can be found directly at this link ….
or via the ‘Public Documents’ page on the web site.
I’ve added some notes on the Piddle Brook trip as this seemed a sensible place to put it. Could you please take a moment to familiarise yourself with the SOP before we have a session up at Wyre. Please let me know if you have comments, questions or suggestions
The Pershore SOP is at a draft stage and is with Ollie and Ed to have a look; this will be published in due course.
This Sundays paddle is for people who have been on some of our moving water paddles and need more practice or progression.
Please contact Matt Soley to confirm you are going. Note Matt is on a course Saturday so will respond later.
We will paddle from Dinham Weir Car Park below the castle down to Ashford Carbonell. You need to be in the car park, changed and ready to paddle for 10:00 so we can then run the shuttle. It’s about 4 miles and we will hopefully spend some time practicing along the way. We should be off the water and on our way home by 15:00 at the latest. Please bring a snack or some light lunch as we will have a break. Bring plenty of warm layers as it may be cool (you can always keep them in a dry bag in case you need them). We will meet in the usual place (see google map link below). Note the best route in is as you come down the hill into Ludlow you will see the bridge and a set of traffic lights. Turn left up the hill (Whitclife Road) before the lights, follow it up the hill until a slight branch/small green and turn right, follow the road up and then round the hairpin bend and down the hill (Middle Wood Road), following onto Dinham, over the bridge and then turn first left into the Linney. Follow the road along for about 200 yards and the car park is on your left.
Dinham Weir Car Park, Ludlow, SY8 1EH