Trip Information

If you require equipment for any of these published trips, please CONTACT THE QUARTERMASTER via the Contact page 

 

Equipment Hire is charged at £3 per day, per boat on Clevedon Marine Lake, Portishead Quay Marina or for trips launching from Clevedon. 

Hire charges away from Clevedon are £5 per day, per boat.    See the Equipment Hire page for full details 

 

 

Click on a heading below to show each trip.

 

21st April - Kennet and Avon Canal

Contact Alison Holland

A gentle canal paddle with toilets at both ends.  This 9 mile (total distance) there and back again paddle is suitable for anyone that can paddle in a straight line in any boat of choice. It is nicely sheltered by the well- wooded landscape and can be paddled in windy conditions with no problems. Depending on our progress, actual time on the water will be about 4 - 5 hours.  As it’s April, be prepared to wrap up, and to carry wet weather gear.

Meet at the Boatshed at 8.30am to load equipment.  Depending on numbers, we may take the Club trailer.

Our start point is:

The Angelfish Restaurant, Brassknocker Basin, Monkton Combe, BA2 7JD.  Tel. 01225 447276  Streetmap.

Parking here is free, Oct-Apr.

Our turnaround is The Lock Inn Cafe at Bradford-on-Avon, where there is the opportunity to have refreshments indoors (sit outside if you wish) before retracing our route to The Angelfish.

The Lock Inn Café, 48 Frome Road, Bradford on Avon, BA15 1LE.  Tel. 01225 868068  Streetmap.

 

29th April - Surf Trip, Woolacombe

Contact Steve Holland

Trip open to all club paddlers.  If using a sit in kayak experience in using a spray deck useful.

Meet at the Boatshed at 8.30am to load equipment.  Depending on numbers, we may take the Club trailer.

The sea is still cold this time of year so a wet suit or equivalent recommended.

Final beach destination may change due to weather/wind directions. (Woolacombe Car Park Streetmap)

 

12th May - Junior Paddle

Contact Alison Holland.

We are running a paddling trip for our junior members aged 10-17 on Saturday 12th May to Saltford, near Bath.

We will meet at the boatshed at 9.30am and kit each child out with a boat and the necessary equipment (paddle, buoyancy aid and helmet).  Lifts will be available.

It will be an all-day trip, so we may not be back until around 6pm.  On the day we will not be paddling far, as the emphasis is more on fun than paddling.  For those of you who do not know Saltford, there are some weirs to play on so we expect to be falling in a lot and practicing different types of rescues.  THEY WILL GET WET, SO PACK A TOWEL AND SOME SPARE CLOTHES.  Suggested clothing for the paddle would be - old clothes (one or two layers depending on the weather), wet shoes if possible (NOT trainers) and a waterproof thin coat or a cag.

Each paddler will need to bring a water bottle and a substantial packed lunch, as they will be using lots of energy! There will be at least six Coaches helping on the day, so your child/children will be well looked after.

 

3rd June - Bridgwater and Taunton Canal

Contact Gary Neath to register your interest.

This paddle is open to all skill levels, kayaks / canoes.  This is more of a fun paddle than a distance paddle and is more suitable for smaller kayaks.

The plan for the day is to just have a bit of fun on the water, and to practice some Kayaking skills / games along the way. (Yes, some of us will get wet)

At the moment, there are no plans to take the club trailer, but if there is a need we will try to find someone to take it.

Launch from the Boat & Anchor pub at (10.00am by the small white bridge.) (Directions).  M5 Junction 24, head for Huntworth  (Sat Nav TA7 0AG).  STREETMAP

There is ample free parking by the river or just along the road side.  For those of you that are not paddling, the walk along the canal into Bridgwater is very nice and well worth doing if you haven’t done it before.

 

9th June - Bantham Swoosh - preliminary details

Contact Sandy Beeson to register your interest.

The Devon River Avon to Bigbury Burgh Island (made famous by Agatha Christie) through the Bantham Swoosh. Suitable for Long or Short Boats and Beginner Paddlers. A stunning easy trip. Hundreds of wild swimmers do it each year. Starts at the Stone Bridge Aveton Gifford around midday and culminates in a paddle through the Swoosh to the sea. We will stop for a tea break on a deserted beach along the way. For anyone wishing to stay the weekend, beyond the organized CCC paddle, there is camping, surfing, swimming, cliff walking and many other activities in the area. More details to follow early May.

 

30th June - Totnes to Dartmouth estuary/sea paddle

Contact Gary Neath to register your interest.

This paddle is only suitable for long touring boats and for more experienced paddlers as we will be paddling / covering some distance.
If you would like to go, but you are unsure about the distance/skill level, please contact Gary and for further information.
The plan for the day is to launch from Totnes rowing club slipway (Steamer Quay) at 9.30am and paddle down to Dartmouth.
If the sea conditions are ok (and people are happy), we will paddle out into the sea and stop for lunch on one of the beaches.
If the conditions are not so good on the day, I plan to land and look around Dartmouth for around two hours and wait for the tide to change before making our way back to Totnes.
Arrival back at Steamer Quay around 6-6.30pm

Launch location:
Dart-Totnes Rowing Club (pay & display) STREETMAP
Steamer Quay Road,
Totnes
TQ9 5AL

 

21st-22nd July - Falmouth Weekend

Contact Gary Neath to register your interest.

This weekend will be for sea / touring kayaks only, unless someone is willing to supervise the small kayaks over the weekend. If you are interested and you are willing to supervise the small kayaks over this weekend, please can you let me know and I will include them in our plans for the weekend.

If you intend going on this weekend and you plan to stay at Tregunwith Farm, you will need to book your camp pitch or accommodation with them. Please can you book in under the name of Clevedon Canoe Club. Please can you also let me know when you have booked in with them, and the type of accommodation that you have chosen.

(Camp site address and some basic information about the camp site).

Tregunwith Farm, Mylor, Falmouth, TR11 5SU, Tel: 01872 863049

The campsite is a small family run site with various types of accommodation available ranging from camping to cottage style accommodation (camper vans welcome). The camping facilities are very basic, showers, toilets and somewhere to wash your pots and pans. For more information please go on to their website.

 

(Trip information) weather permitting.

(Day 1 Saturday)

Launching will be from Mylor or Maenporth beach (depending on the weather) at 10.00am and the plan for the day is to just have a gentle paddle along the coast or maybe up through the estuary.

Saturday evening, I plan to book a table at the Pandora Inn for everyone that fancies a meal and a pint (address below).

(DON’T FORGET TO LET ME KNOW IF YOU WANT ME TO BOOK A SEAT FOR YOU AT THE PANDORA INN).

Pandora Inn, Restronguet Creek, Mylor Bridge, Falmouth. TR11 5ST. Tel: 01326 372678

 

(Day 2 Sunday) weather permitting.

Launching will be from Portmellon beach at 10.30am (Just South of Mevagissey)

After breakfast and paying our camp fees we will pack up our things and head for Portmellon.  Parking at Portmellon will be in the Rising Sun car park right by the beach (address below) or if you are lucky you may find some parking along the road.

The distance from the Tregunwith Farm to Portmellon is 24.6 miles, around a 50 minute drive.

Rising Sun, 2 Portmellon Park, Portmellon, Mevagissey, St Austell. PL26 6PL Tel: 01726843235

 


Information for Trip leaders

  1. Email the trip details 3-4 weeks prior to the event date to Webmaster for publication on the website.
  2. Help with Trip planning is available HERE
  3. Record the interested parties and confirm receipt via email. Ensure that you have the correct and all necessary contact details. Note that our calendar is shared with other clubs so we may also be dealing with non-member paddlers.
  4. Should the trip have to be cancelled, please confirm this 48hrs prior to the event by emailing the attendees and Webmaster, so that it can be published on the website.
  5. By 24 hrs prior to the trip, confirm with all registered attendees that the trip is progressing and provide any updates if necessary.
  6. Ensure that all mobile numbers are to hand on the day, so that any final updates can be made.

 

Trip Information for Paddlers

  1. Register your interest with the Trip Leader and provide correct contact details. If you have any queries or concerns regarding your abilities, please discuss this with the Trip Leader.
  2. Ensure that you are getting regular updates regarding times/weather/location of the paddle.
  3. Ensure that you are made aware of any cancellation, or confirmation of trip.
  4. Please advise the Trip Leader should you not be attending on the day due to last minute issues. This will prevent a large group of people waiting for you!
  5. Be punctual and consider the group.
  6. Have fun.