We stay at the French White Water Course Campsite (Camping Les Ecrins) Summer Holiday Alpine Rivers – Southern Alps (Trips daily for Grade 2 to 3 and 3 to 4+ paddlers)
Contact Keith Steer if you would like more information or want to go. 12 places in the minibus or drive your family out and camp with us. The cost for a place in the minibus and trailer is £400 for everything except food..
Please contact me for a place in the minibus as they are going fast……
The Towns of Embrun and Briancon have many shops, children’s activities (Sailing, sailboarding, swimming, rock climbing, ropes courses, museums and historic sites). The region is a winter ski area and the valleys and mountains of the Ecrin surround the rivers. Families and club members are most welcome to join us. In 2016 we paddled, surfed, mountain biked, went horse riding, glacier walking, Via Ferrata, went shopping and sight-seeing.
The Minibus and trailer leaves on Friday evening to Folkstone / Dover from Formby at around 6pm to arrive on the campsite Saturday afternoon. We travel back on the Saturday Evening / Night with a Ferry crossing about 4am on Sunday (two weeks later).
Several club members drive out with their families for either one or two weeks. People have also gone by air to Geneva or Turnin and hired cars or vans.
I had wanted to paddle the river Eden for a long time, but had always been put off by the faffage associated with the booking in process. So it was great when Ian Bell told me that he also wanted to do an open boat run down the Eden and that the booking process appeared to have been abandoned. Project Eden was go!
So, on the new year bank holiday 4 LCC open boaters met at the easy put in (its a car park with canoe launching steps) at Lazonby. Due to the temperature being rather cold there was no faffing, or was it that Andy Garland wasnt with us, and we were soon on the river. Although cold, the water that splashed onto my airbag froze, it was a lovely crisp winters day – perfect open boating weather.
The river starts easy and allows paddlers to build up confidence as the rapids get slightly more challenging, at the level we paddled it is a superb improvers trip (it felt a step up from the Carrog to Horseshoe falls section of the Dee). We paddled away from the start and were amazed that for a lakeland river it was wide and had a remote feeling to it, quite similar to the Scottish Spey.
Past elegant fishing huts, sandstone cliffs and ancient carvings, we paddled on.
Enjoying the easy rapids and chilling on the flatter sections we made our way down to the weir which we portaged over the rocks mid river. A final flatish section down to Armathwaite where we exited the river on river right just below the bridge – easy egress onto a public footpath with steps out of the field onto the main road.
Thanks to Ian for organising, I am sure we will do this river again soon!
Our pool sessions start again this Thursday after the Christmas break. Want learn to roll, first time in a kayak and want some help then pre-book the session now and just turn up. There are plenty of boats to use at the pool.
Kingsway Pool – Widnes Thursday (general paddling and rolling) – WA8 7QH Thursday, 5 January 2016 9pm – 10pm
Every Thursday 1 hour Club Pool Session (The session runs from 9:00pm to 10:00pm but you are advised to arrive for 8:45pm).
Cost: £4.00 for 1 hour, plenty of club boats and paddles available or bring your own. (These must be clean from all forms of contamination, ie washed inside and out with freshwater.) Sea kayaks will be allowed but only if at least two places left (18 or less from 20 places). Should the pool fully book you will have to use a pool boat! Kingsway Pool,
Telephone: 0151 495 2200
I am selling a McMudo fast find max G PLB (personal location Beacon). With 48 hours battery life/usage.
Water proof. It transmits your location down to within 30 feet from anywhere in the world.
If you paddle solo or are going to expedition it’s the ultimate back up to get you found if you need to be rescued About 6/7 years old but never been used, working fully but does need a new battery, which can be bought on eBay for £79, and will last another 5 years.
Includes original box, bag and lanyard, instructions and registration document.
I bought it from a flying school 2 years ago, still in its box never used it as I stopped paddling shortly afterwar
ds. No longer needed Am asking £200 (am open to offers) which even with new battery is cheaper than any I can find on eBay.
Is in Liverpool happy to post at cost to buyer, approx £15 with insured delivery.
Any questions phone Jeff on 07712176087