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Lower Dart (Postponed)

01/12/2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sorry but due to high water levels we have had to postpone this trip.

New paddle from Cricklade to Lechlade is now planned, please contact Scampi@adventuredolphin.co.uk for further details

Venue/ Title of trip: Lower Dart, Devon – a classic moving water trip for club members paddling open canoes and kayaks.
Date: 01/12/2018
Trip Leader: Ian Blatchley
Coach level 3 kayak
WWSR, First Aid
Activity / Description of the Trip: Grade 2 moving water river in Devon.

Guided trip though some coaching can be given as appropriate.

Craft: Kayak and open canoe
Enviroment: A classic Grade 2 river on Dartmoor – some weirs. Holne Bridge to Buckfastleigh – 3 miles
Type of Paddle: Some experience needed. Can be challenging in higher water. Weather conditions can have an impact
Pre-requisites : Two star with moving water experience
Who is leading the activities? : Ian Blatchley
Additional Leaders or coaches : Ed Edwards – coach level 3 open canoe and kayak etc,

Adrain Moon
Cliff Coombes

Maximum number of participants: 16
Minimum number in group: 3
Plan B: Depends on reason for cancelling trip to Lower Dart – if low water than will seek alternative paddling venue. If extreme weather then we may cancel trip altogther.
Possibly Symonds Yat
Other river options – Depends on water levels
There is no plan to visit Cardiff Whitewater Centre
Meeting Time : 9am
Meeting Location: Sainsbury’s, Taunton next to M5 junction – Trip participants will be given full details.
Finish Time : 4pm
Finish Location: Cafe at Buckfastleigh
Transport details: Own transport
Parking available at the start and finish points. A shuttle will need to be done before paddling.Lifts
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 who will see if a lift can be arranged. However, we cannot guarantee that lifts are available.It is expected that anyone receiving a lift will agree to sharing all transport costs including fuel, tolls and parking.
Potential Cost : Tranport cost for private vehicles – fuel, parking. Shared costs if sharing transport.
Equipment needed: Paddling equipment – boat, paddle, buoyancy aid,
Paddling clothes and footwear – please wear appropriate clothing for winter conditions
Gloves, pogies as required
Spare clothing eg an extra thermal top/fleece
Food, snacks, hot drink, water
Medical and Consent form
Personal medication – please inform the trip leader
Gasses strap if required
Change of clothes, towelBoats and other equipment
If you need to hire a boat from the centre or need other equipment please contact the trip leader to arrange a mutually convenient pick up. The cost to hire a boat (and any equipment) will be £5 per day.


9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Ian Blatchley


Lower Dart