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River Dart Weekend (Open Canoe Only)

21/10/2017 @ 9:00 am - 22/10/2017 @ 5:00 pm

Venue River Dart
Date 21/22 October 2017
Trip Leader Name

Leader qualification

Claire Hardwick


Trip leader Contact Details claire_hardwick@btinternet.com
Additional Leaders or coaches and their qualifications Ian Flanders – 4CN
Maximum number of participants 10
Minimum number in group 2
Activity Moving water and open water days on the lower dart and dart estuary

Open Canoe ONLY



To develop skills – aiming at four star skills on moving and open water.  

Likely to be

Lower Dart from Country Park to Buckfastleigh, or Buckfastleigh to Staverton.

One day on Dart estuary- eith er from Stoke Gabriel or Dittisham.

Please note- currently we are aiming to provide a four star assessment in the location and may require group paddlers. However, there is a good chance that this will be just a koving water weekend without an assessment.

Plan B



Two days on same part of river depending on water levels and wind conditions.

Option of exploring section of river between Staverton and Totness.

Pre-requisites for participants


Good three star skills and preferable some moving water experience (this can be intro to MW in canoe, or a 3 star ability in kayak)
Accommodation We usually use Breara Farm Campsite


o    Address: Colston Road, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0LW

o    Phone: 01364 642234

OS SX 751 645

Bookings need to be made individually.

There are B/Bs available locally.

Meeting Time We will meet on Saturday morning at 0900
Meeting Location


This is most likely to be at the

Dart Country Park, but will be confirmed in the week prior to event.

Finish Time Usually by 5pm on Sunday
Finish Location TBC
Transport details




Shuttle Vehicle

Can we park at venue


Potential Cost Shared car fuel


Parking- There will be parking fees at the Country Park

Access fees

Equipment needed


Please contact trip leader is any equipment is needed.


21/10/2017 @ 9:00 am
22/10/2017 @ 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Claire Hardwick


River Dart