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River Dart Loop Trip

2 March @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Venue/ Title of trip River Dart Loop Trip
Date 02/03/2019
Trip Leader Liam Hansen UKCC Level 2 Coach 4*WWKayak Leader
Activity / Description of the Trip White water trip to the Dart from Newbridge to River Dart Country Park. The trip involves a number of reasonably continuous rapids. There are usually some Play spots to surf. If the time and light allow, the plan is to also paddle down to Buckfastliegh(know as the lower) and finish there as there is a nice café at the get off. It will also give people a slightly longer paddle as the loop is approximately 4 miles and the Lower approximately 3 which makes 7miles in total.

This is a led trip but appropriate coaching will be provided if required. If you are working towards a particular award – either personal performance or leading/coaching please let the trip leader know.

If you need to contact me for any more information my email is liam.hansen@adventuredolphin.co.uk

Craft Kayak
Enviroment Grade 2 for most of the river with few rapids at Grade 3. The river gets more continuous at higher levels but does not really exceed Grade 3. At extreme levels the rapids merge to continuous big and bouncy wave trains
Type of Paddle Some relevant moving water experience needed. Distance approx 7 miles
Pre-requisites Two star standard plus previous grade 2 moving water experience
Who is leading the activities? Liam Hansen UKCC Level 2 Coach 4*WWKayak Leader
Additional Leaders or coaches Jack Hulse BCU Level 3 Kayak Coach

David Booth BCU Level 4 Kayak Coach, BCU Level 3 Canoe Coach

Maximum number of participants 10
Minimum number in group 3
Plan B Cardiff International WW Center
Meeting Time 08:30
Meeting Location Sainsburys Cafe Taunton. Just off Jct 25 Postcode:TA12LR
Finish Time 16:00 Approx
Finish Location Buckfastliegh Cafe
Transport details Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements.


Please note that it is normally expected that participants make their own way to and from the trip start and finish. For trips away from Pangbourne our trips usually start at the river or at an agreed meeting point en route. If you have difficulties arranging your own transport please contact the trip leader to see if a lift can be arranged.

However, we cannot guarantee that lifts are available.

It is expected that anyone receiving a lift will contribute to transport costs.

If anyone can offer a lift please contact the trip leader.

Please also note that for safeguarding reasons it is AD policy to have more than two people in a vehicle if someone is under 18 (unless a relative).

Potential Cost Canoes/kayaks can be hired from Adventure Dolphin for £5 per day. Shared transport costs. Cost of optional breakfast and post paddle food at servces..
Equipment needed AD membership

Boat licence or British Canoeing membership card

AD Medical and Consent form should be completed and handed to trip leader at the meeting point.

Participants under 18 must have form signed by parent or guardian.

No form, no paddle.

Suitable canoe or kayak. Needs to be fitted with buoyancy bags or blocks. If hiring a boat please discuss suitability with trip leader.



Helmet WW Spec in safe useable condition (helmets must be worn)

Clothing suitable for winter paddling conditions – this includes suitable footwear. Gloves, pogies (not ponies!) as necessary.

Spare clothing, food, drinks should be carried.

Personal medication to be carried and the leader informed. (Note – carrying a laminated list of medication and personal details is useful)

Throwline if you have one. (if carrying throwline, you must be carrying suitable knife)

Leaders to carry usual safety equipment.

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2 March
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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