I really enjoyed the 4-mile bridge!! It was sooooo cool!! I was the first to go down it, even if it was accidentally, and backwards…and occasionally flip over… and lose a shoe…that’s it.
I went in the tunnel on a bodyboard, flipped over and almost got swept out!!!
When we went coasteering, we found a cave with a minute gap that we all had to squeeze through, only to find a (terrifying) blue jellyfish! All in all, we all had a great time thanks to everyone’s hard work.
River Weaver Weaver – Leigh Arms to Hunts Cross lock. By John Fay
Phil Edwards and myself met at the Leigh Arms pub to paddle the main stretch of the Weaver heading towards Northwich. It was a mile to the first lock where we knew we had to portage. Actually, the canoe get out spot was quite a walk from the lock so we climbed out at the high docks wall. Good practice.
We carried our kayaks past the lock to the canoe get in point which had obviously, due to it being so overgrown, not been used in a while. After fighting through the reeds to launch we continued on our journey.
Eventually we arrived at the impressive Anderton Boat lift where people lined the edge of the river taking photos and waiting for their trip on the pleasure cruiser which was just returning.
After it’s new set of passengers boarded the boat was off with us following it up the Weaver.
After a few hours we travelled through Northwich and arrived at the Hunts Cross Lock. This was our destination and point for lunch.
The lock is well tended to with mown grass and painted steps. A lovely spot for relaxing. Phil and I were joined by a red-haired chap carrying a bright red flower pot he has found during his walk. He chatted with us and shared our Cherry Bakewell cakes which he had spotted in Phil’s bag.
After a nice break we headed back to the Leigh Arms where we enjoyed a nice cold drink. Unfortunately, this time we were too late for chips.
Introduction to Stand Up paddle Boarding – SUP Instructor Jayne Rigby
Thursday, 28 June 18:30 – 20:30
The introductory session is designed to show you the basic strokes and give you the confidence to take a club SUP during a club night and paddle with other club members to develop your skills further. The course is primarily for adult members of the club – juniors are encouraged to attend junior club (Tuesdays) where coaches are provided for free. Accompanying adults can also attend the session for free.
Course is free but limited places.If you have your own SUP you can attend without booking provided you use it. Members can book a place on this course Please go to our booking page and scroll down to the date and click on the event to find out more and reserve a place. Our booking page…….
Introductory Course for new members / Novice Paddlers 1 x six hour
session Coach Carl Leungs
Saturday, 7 July 09:00 – 15:00
Members can book a place on this course
Please go to our booking page and scroll down to the date and click on the event to find out more and reserve a place. Our booking page…….
Thanks to you and everyone else who was involved in the brilliant organisation of the junior Anglesey weekend. Our whole family had a great time, especially the paddlers; Rich, Ella and Poppy. It was great to see them looking so confident in the water and trying new things for the first time!
I really liked going down the hole at Four Mile Bridge, especially when it was really wavy. It was fun, and I got really wet! It was a bit scary the first time, but the second time it was easier, and I really liked it, but I got more splashed as the tide was much higher.
From Poppy aged 9
I really enjoyed going to the beach and going coasteering. When we jumped in the sea it was very exciting and very cold. We found the big cave and we had to squeeze through little holes inside it. We also saw a blue jelly fish (and I freaked out)! It was great because it was something new, something that I have never done before.
The introductory course is designed to show you the basic strokes and give you the confidence to take a club boat during a club night and paddle with other club members to develop your skills further. The course is primarily for adult members of the club – juniors are encouraged to attend junior club (Tuesdays) where coaches are provided for free. Accompanying adults can also attend the session for free.
Most people on the introductory courses gain their LCC 1 Star. We do not charge for coaching or the use of our equipment but there is a £10 booking fee to ensure the course runs.
Please either use the changing rooms just inside the canoe compound or come changed ready for the water. You need warmish things etc old trainers, tracksuit bottoms and several warm layers on top. http://www.liverpoolcanoeclub.co.uk/QandA/What%20to%20wear.html It really helps if you have a wind / waterproof jacket or cagoule. A simple walking type one will be fine. Any glasses should have a string or retainer cord on.