Bridge (adults)

Bridge is the adult section of the Club. From April to late October the group meets for local paddles and skills development on Thursday evenings with extended sessions and weekend trips throughout the year. The group is roughly evenly split between those with a preference for open canoeing and those preferring closed cockpit kayaks; most are looking to progress skills for white water and our autumn/winter programme will focus on achieving this.

For more information contact the club Gary

Weekly Thursday evening club sessions now running, 6 pm at Riverside

Paddles so far in 2016
January
Hinksey Stream –  Lasher, fish pass, double weir
Lower Dart – River Dart Country Park to Staverton Bridge
Hinksey Stream – North Hinksey village to Sandford Lock
February
Wolvercote Loop (via Wolvercote Mill Stream)
March
Thames – Oxford to Abingdon (14 km)
Nene White Water Centre
April
Thames – Binsey to Riverside, excursion to Tumbling Bay
Upper Thames – Cricklade to Lechlade (17 km)
May
May Day dawn paddle to Magdalen Bridge
June
Nene White Water Centre
Thames canoe-camping weekend
(1) Lechlade to Tadpole Bridge (17 km)
(2) Tadpole Bridge to Eynsham Lock (22 km)
Thames – Eynsham Lock to Donnington Bridge (13 km)
July
Pub paddle to the Kings Arms, Sandford Lock
August
North Wales open canoeing Grade 2 white water trip
(1) River Dee – Carrog to Horseshoe Falls (14 km) then canal to Llangollen (2.5 km)
(2) River Dee – Llangollen to Ty Mawr Country Park (9 km)
September
River Wye – Kerne Bridge to Symonds Yat (14 km)
Lasher Dash – whole club annual race day (canoes, kayaks, sit-on-tops)
October
Wolvercote Loop (via King’s and Godstow Locks)
Thames camping weekend
(1) Abingdon to Clifton Hampden (9 km)
(2) Clifton Hampden to South Stoke (19.5 km)
River Cherwell – downstream from Sunnymead old bathing place

Coming up… continuing the sections of the Thames downstream from South Stoke to Teddington Lock and possibly beyond, Swift Ditch; Open water (Bala, Windermere, Loch Awe); more white water trips (Wye, Usk, Dee, Monnow, Exe, Barle, Dart etc).

Trips in 2015
January
Sutton Courtenay weirs (kayaks)
February
Culham Lock to Clifton Hampden (canoes)
March
River Hamble – Lower Swanwick to Botley Mill and Curbridge (canoes)
River Cherwell – pub trip to Victoria Arms (canoes)
April
River Wye – Symonds Yat to Redbrook Bridge (canoes)
May
River Avon – Leamington Spa to Stratford-upon-Avon (canoes)
June, July
River Dee – Balmoral to Aberdeen (canoe camping)
August
Hinksey Stream – taster sessions (canoes)
September
Bulstake Stream / Tumbling Bay loop (canoes)
Lasher Dash – whole club annual race day (canoes, kayaks, sit-on-tops)
River Wye – Kerne Bridge to Symonds Yat (kayaks)
October
River Wye – Boughrood Bridge (Llyswen) to Byford (canoe camping)
November
Nene White Water Centre (kayaks)
December
Nene White Water Centre again (kayaks)
River Cherwell – downstream from Sunnymead old bathing place (canoes)

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