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    Week long trip to the North of Scotland, staying in Lairg I've booked it with intermediate paddling and progression through the week in mind There are some top class rivers in the area that over the last few years we have got to know really well at diferent water levels Looking at accommodation the week is free from 22nd to 29th March. The letting runs from Sunday to Sunday and we usually go up via a river on Saturday, stay at a YHA/Bunk House and then on to Lairg via another river. We have a really nice place to stay, accommodates 6 at “Phil’s House”. The price for the week is about £869 – that is about £150.00 each. https://www.chooseacottage.co.uk/5ST/lairg-estate-phils-house-suur Aimed at people who want to expand their horizons Brian and Mike will be leading this trip The letting runs from Sunday to Sunday and we usually go up via a river on Saturday, stay at a YHA/Bunk House and then on to Lairg via another river. We have a really nice place to stay, accommodates 6 at “Phil’s House” which is booked. If anybody likes the sound of this – contact Brian for a chat. Oh and the rivers are pretty good too !! We already have 4 people booked
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    Not Official LCC Event River trip for Intermediate paddlers 1. Grade 3/4 river section - Lower Tees Meet Junction 38 at 09:30 2. Saturday 18th January. 3. Check water levels / sort out lifts the night before. 4. Trips may be cancelled or rearranged at short notice depending upon weather, and the preferences of those paddling. 5. To avoid a wasted journey, please ensure the trip co-ordinator knows you plan to attend, check the website the morning of the paddle. 6. Trip leader Brain Clough. Please read notes about advanced river trips here: https://lakelandcanoeclub.wordpress.com/trips/ RSVP at least 2 days before the event. Guests only by prior arrangement with organiser.
  3. This is getting difficult to call - Windfinder is predicting Force 5 at noon dropping in the afternoon to Force 4 I am worried about the return journey with the wind against us and the wind on tide and the potential for heavy slow going. Time is critical because we could easily run out of water when the tide ebbs out of the estuary. Will decide through the day
  4. Looking at the weather it may be windy on Sunday - if so we will have to postpone - I don't want to leave it to the last minute to cancel and will keep an eye on th ewind
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  6. The Third of the Four Estuaries and an Island Series. Leven Estuary Moved the meeting point to Canal Foot and removed the limit to number of participants Should be fairly sheltered but wind will be the limitiing factor Sunday 9th February High tide of 9.4m at 11:06 in Liverpool We have 2 hours either side of high water, just time to paddle up the Leven Estuary have a spot of lunch and paddle back before all the water goes out Suggest aiming for 08:30 in the car park at Canal Foot, Dry Suit on and ready to go https://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=331424&y=477745&z=120&sv=331424,477745&st=4&ar=y&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf&dn=844&ax=331424&ay=477745&lm=0 The channel runs quite close to here so it should be an easier put on than Wadhead Scar A stretch of coastline with available landings every one to two miles or one hour paddling, including areas where it is not easy to land. Crossings not exceeding two nautical miles. Up to 2 knots of tide (but not involving tide races or overfalls). Winds not exceeding Beaufort force 4 . Launching and landing through surf (up to 1 metre, trough to crest height). The trip is within Moderate Water remit set by British Canoeing. Except there will be a fast moving water as we pass under the railway viaduct. It is winter time, the weather is the unpredictable part of the trip. If the weather is just too bad I may have to postpone the trip for a couple of weeks. If the trip does go ahead – dress for the cold. Dry suits only. I would advise wrapping up warm, taking gloves (pogies could be a good alternative), a warm hat and a warm coat to wear during lunch. A spot of lunch should include a warm drink and some comforting, energy providing food.
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