River Dart Loop Trip
2 March @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
|Venue/ Title of trip||River Dart Loop Trip|
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org
|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 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.
|Submitted by||Liam Hansen|