Please see the document below for kit ideas. Any of the club coaches or senior members will be glad to advise you on kit to suit your paddling ambitions and budget.
On Saturday Nick Davies & I decided a nice early Sunday morning paddle would be very pleasant. We decided to meet in Pershore at 8am and paddle from Fladbury back to Pershore, Click here for a map.
Everywhere in Worcestershire and Herefordshire was sunny, but not Nafford. Liz, Sophie, Graham, Clive, Paul, Tim, Luke and I kitted up and headed down to the river, and were shortly joined by Fitz and Stephan.
The water was fast flowing as we got in at the lock, ready to shoot the weir. Apart from Clive, last to shoot the weir was Tim, who unfortunately capsized but was quickly rescued by the great teamwork of Clive, Graham and Luke. Just minutes later Tim was swimming again, after getting caught in a tree.
A little bit later Sophie took a swim and then had another 3 dips later on. I capsized in the weir, managed to hand roll (with a little help from the weir) but was then left surfing with no paddles: luckily the rescue team were soon on hand to equip me with some more. Soon I had capsized once again but this time managed to flip back up. However, 10 minutes before heading back, I went for a final swim.
Throughout the morning we had been ferry gliding, edging, a few break in and outs, some surfing, couple of spins, and just some general playing in the weir. By the time we had finished, the sun was shining and the mist had cleared, making a beautiful morning’s play.
We are looking for suggestions for future river trips. If there is a particular river you would like to paddle, that you may have paddled before, or a river you have never paddled then we want to know about it. It can be a River, Lake, Coastal, Sea, Canal, suitable for either Sea Kayaks, Canoe, Touring, Playboating, Whitewater or camping. We want to hear about anything you would like to paddle.