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Upper Dart

25/11/2017 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm


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Upper Dart

Saturday 25 November 2017  06:15am 10:00pm


Venue/Title of trip Upper Dart




25th November 2017
Trip Leader Name


Leader qualification


Trip leader Contact Details

Andrew Middleton


Coach Level 2 (Kayak)




Description of the trip


Is it sensible?

The group will be led by two experienced river leaders.

Each participant will have demonstrable experience of kayaking in the moving water environment expected on the Upper Dart.

A dynamic risk assessment will be performed.

Who is your target group?

Young people and adults who wish to gain experience of paddling in the grade three/four river environment.

Peer group?

I would expect to be familiar with a number of the participants.

Prerequisites/Skill level

Three Star or Four Star or equivalent. Participants must have significant evidence of moving water experience signed off by a Coach.

Plan B in case weather or river levels prevent plan A.

Cardiff White Water Course.

Kayak surfing at Bantham beach.


Activity continued A single downstream passage of a five mile stretch of the river Dart in Dartmoor. The trip will be led by experienced river leaders. The purpose of this event is to develop river running skills of the participants.
Who is leading the activities?


Two Coaches with the Five Star White Water Kayak qualification.

The above are retained by “Rock The Boat Activities”.

The contact details of this organization are :

Mobile : 07590 686913

Email : info@rocktheboatactivities.co.uk


Additional Leaders or coaches

and their qualifications


Ratio leaders to participants : 1:4


Maximum number of participants 8
Minimum number in group 8
Plan B Cardiff White Water Course.

Kayak surfing at Bantham beach.

Meeting Time 6.15am
Meeting Location Adventure Dolphin, Pangbourne
Finish Time 10pm
Finish Location Adventure Dolphin, Pangbourne
Transport details Minibus and trailer.

The river leaders will have their vehicle/s and may provide the shuttle if briefed beforehand.

One of the adult participants may travel in their car.


Andrew Middleton, see above for contact details.

Cost £60 (+£10 Boat hire if required)
Equipment needed


Kayaks available for hire if participants would like to do this.
Risk Assessment
Have all the leaders reviewed Risk Assessment in the recent past?
Consider any modifications.


6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Andy Middleton


River Dart