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River Usk, South Wales. Tallybont to Crickhowell.

2 February @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Venue/ Title of trip: River Usk, South Wales
Date: 02/02/2020
Trip Leader: Claire Hardwick
Activity / Description of the Trip: The River Usk from Tallybont to Crickhowell. The river has many moods along this section with an initial flat paddle to warm up before reaching Mills Falls with a grade 3 This is followed by long sections of grade 2-3 to Llangynidr Bridge. After this there is a long grade two rapid and another grade 3 ledge at Spuhlers Folly. The river then calms down but has plenty of grade 2 to keep you busy all the way to Crickhowell. . This is a full on trip for experienced white water paddlers and it is quite long too.


This river access point is very popular and gets very busy. Parking can be difficult. Hence the early meeting time.
It is about 2 hours 40 minutes from Chieveley (M4 jt 13) to Tallybont, without a stop.

Craft: Kayak or Canoe
Environment: Grade 3 with some long rapids.
Type of Paddle: Intermediate to advanced skills needed.
Pre-requisites : Experience of grade two river runs essential. If in doubt speak to Claire
Who is leading the activities? : Claire Hardwick, Ian Flanders.
Additional Leaders or coaches : TBC
Maximum number of participants: 12
Minimum number in group: 3
Plan B: Either another River Trip in South wales or nothing.
Meeting Time : 0930
Meeting Location: The lane from the A40 to Tallybont just over the river bridge. Grid Ref SO 122 233
Finish Time : 1630
Finish Location: Crickhowell
Transport details: Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements.
This trip usally starts at the river. 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).
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
Your Canoe or kayak must to be fitted with buoyancy bags or blocks. If hiring a boat please discuss suitability with trip leader.
Helmets to worn.
Clothing suitable for winter paddling conditions – this includes suitable footwear.
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, sling and carabiner suggested.
Leaders to carry usual safety equipment.
Potential Cost : Transport cost for private vehicles – fuel, parking. Shared costs if sharing transport.
Submitted by: Claire Hardwick



2 February
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Claire Hardwick


River Usk
Talybont on Usk,
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