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-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

 

29th July - Surf trip Woolacombe

Contact Steve Holland to register your interest

The plan is to meet at the boatshed to collect equipment and load the trailer, if required, at 8.30am. We will need to be on the road asap.

Please remember that with surf kayaking there is a 100% chance you will get wet so bring a change of clothing.  Helmets are required for this paddle.

Surf trips are always weather dependent.  If the weather is too nice, there just may not be any surf.

Please remember to bring a packed lunch with you and plenty to drink.  Woolacombe has some pretty good pasty shops, for the après-surf.  Also best to pack some sunscreen just in case.

 

5th August - Charmouth to Lyme Regis sea paddle

Contact Gary Neath to register your interest.

This sea paddle is open to sea / touring kayaks only and all skill levels. (Weather permitting)
The plan for the day is to launch from Charmouth Beach around 9.30am and have a gentle paddle along the coast towards Seatown, where we will stop for lunch on the beach.
After lunch we will make our way across the bay (open water) towards Lyme Regis where we will land for refreshments.  I also plan to have a two hour break at Lyme Regis so that  everyone has the chance to have a good look around.
Leaving Lyme Regis, we will make our way back along the coast to Charmouth beach arriving at the beach around 5.00pm.
Things to bring with you on the day: Lunch, drinks, sun cream, clothing for the conditions and a kayak trolley if you have one.
Just to let you know, Charmouth beach, Lyme Regis and Seatown all have public toilets, souvenir / food shops and plenty of car parking by the water.

 

11th August - Night Paddle

Contact Chris Payne to register your interest

A good night out
Start Breakwater car park. Brixham, Devon TQ5 9AF (charges apply £5)

To be on the water by: 16:30

Finish ETA 20:00-20:30 (depending on breaks)
HW/LW LW 12:33 HW 18:39
Tide speed Max ≤1kn
Direction North (flood)
Coastguard No. 01803 882704 – VHS 0110

 

OS map No. Explorer OL20 Start 933567
Conditions TBA
Experience required 2* level or above.

As this is a night paddle you will need to be confident in your boat control and balance. There will be an open water crossing of about 6km

Total distance: 17km – 11 miles

Because of the complexity of this trip I will only consider people I have paddled with before or that can be vouched for by those I trust and will also be coming.

Notes For this trip you will require the following equipment:

·         Each paddler will carry one RED head torch

·         The head torch must be at a minimum splash resistant.

·         A second, white light on their person.

·         The second light must be water resistant! It should remain alight when you are in the water for a MINIMUM of 30minutes

·         Body, head and hand protection against cold (it can still feel cold in July at night!)

·         An “Audible” warning device (whistle at least)

 

The plan is to launch just outside Brixham harbour wall where they is a ramp to the beach. From there we will launch and gather before setting off towards Torquay. The destination point will be the brightest point on the horizon with minimal (if any) light further out to starboard to ease navigation. It will be an open water crossing approximately 2.5km off shore at max. This is to help maximise the opportunity of seeing phosphorescent plankton – the most amazing thing about night paddling in my opinion!

The group will stay in a TIGHT group during this part of the trip.

Upon reaching Torquay we will turn to Port and follow the coast round. If desired we can stop at either Paignton pier or Goodrington beach – both of which are easy to land and launch from.

The final stretch will be a skirt around the coast back to the starting point.

I have contacted the “Breakwater Coffee shop and Bistro” and they are happy for us to get a drink and something to eat on our return if we get there before they shut (a motivation to keep going if ever I heard one J)

 

Final notice: If the group is less than 3 people in size (including those choosing not to paddle on the day) the open crossing (and possibly the other options) will NOT go ahead – no pressure at all will be applied to anyone one way or the other! After all, there’s always the coffee shop J

Options If the weather conditions – especially the wind – are not acceptable we will follow the coast rather than attempt the crossing.

A second option will be to go from Broadsands beach (TQ4 6HX) and follow the coast round.

These options will also be heavily dependent on the conditions to proceed.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18th/19th August - Family Camping weekend

Contact Martin Aspinall for more information

Family Canoe Camping at Ridge Farm Camping and Caravan Park, Ridge Farm Camping and Caravan Park, Ridge, Wareham BH20 5BG.  STREETMAP

It should be possible to arrive on Friday evening and set up camp.  There are options on what we do food wise on Friday evening, depending on the group.  There are numerous paddling options in the area, which we can alter depending on the prevailing weather conditions.

If you would like to go please let Martin know as soon as possible, so that he can book you in at the site.

 

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.