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1st January 2018 New Years Paddle Bisham to Maidenhead
1 January @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
|Venue/ Title of trip||New Years Day Paddle – Bisham to Maidenhead on the River Thames|
|Trip Leader||Grant Burrup – UKCC L2
|Activity / Description of the Trip||Canoe (solo or tandem) / Kayak journey. This trip is not suitable for SUPs.
2* skill level in chosen craft and the ability to paddle 6.26 miles (10.04km) at a constant speed of 3mph (4.8km/h).
At a distance of 6.26 miles (10.04 km), with 2 portages (Marlow & Cookham), this is a gentle but scenic paddle along the Thames from Bisham to Maidenhead, taking just over 3 hours (including stops).
A packed lunch will be needed as we stop approximately 2/3rd’s of the way along the route at Cliveden Reach (Cliveden meaning valley among cliffs).
Cliveden Reach, according to the National Trust, “is renowned as one of the prettiest spots on the Thames”, and described by Jerome K. Jerome in Chapter 12 of Three Men in a Boat (1889), as “unbroken loveliness this is, perhaps, the sweetest stretch of all the river…”
|Who is leading the activities?||Grant Burrup|
|Additional Leaders or coaches||John Bethell|
|Maximum number of participants||16|
|Minimum number in group||4|
|Plan B||The pub!|
|Meeting Time||09:30 for a 10:00 shuttle departure|
|Meeting Location||Bisham Church / School – Bisham, Grid Ref: SU 84860 85400, Postal Address: Church Ln, Bisham, Marlow SL7 1RW|
|Finish Location||Boulters Lock – Maidenhead, Grid Ref: SU 90241 82557, Postal Address: 7-15 Lower Cookham Rd, Maidenhead SL6 8|
|Transport details||Members are to arrange their own transport.
Shuttle will run at 10:00 from Bisham to Maidenhead; 5.8 miles each way and a return journey time of approx. 40 mins.
|Potential Cost||Car parking at Boulters is charged at £1 per car for a full day.|
|Equipment needed||Canoe / Kayak, appropriate paddles, Buoyancy Aid, suitable clothing appropriate to the days weather conditions.
|Submitted by||Grant Burrup|