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Lakeland Canoe Club

Circumnavigation of Walney Island


Event details

The wind looks favourable for a change. 

A paddle anticlockwise around the island. Starting and Finishing at Roa Island.

There is the option to meet the trip at Jubilee Bridge around 09:45 and paddle around the North End to Finish at Earnse Bay. To do this you would need to arrange a shuttle. If you would like to do this contact me directly in advance. (07835 448621)

1. Event co-ordinator Sten Sture

2. Trip Leader leader Sten Sture

3. Trip type: Sea

4. Level of ability : Improver or better

5. Date: Monday 11th July

6. Venue : Walney Island

7. Meet location / time : Meet at Roa Island 08:20 with the aim of being on the water by 08:45. http://streetmap.co.uk/map?X=323270&Y=464812&A=Y&Z=120

8. Meet to arrange shuttle: Non Required unless you want to take the shorter option listed.

9. Anything else: 

The aim is to have a nice leisurely and sociable paddle with a stop at North End Hawes, Biggar Bank and possibly South End Groyne. Bring a flask or stove and water plus lunch and snacks along with calm weather and sunshine.

This trip is 30km long with tidal assistance for the majority of the way but we will be paddling against the last of the ebb around the South End of the island. Depending on the wind speed and direction there may be some slight over falls in Scarth Channel as we round North End Hawes

The weather forecast is largely overcast with temperatures around 18 degrees C the wind is Force 2 from the south going to the west later in the day.

If the weather becomes less favourable I may modify the plan one possibility would be an out and back staying within Walney Chanel.

Tide height is 8.20m.

HW Barrow is at 09:47 so aim to be on the water by 08:45 latest

Should arrive at the finish before 17:00

Sea kayaks only. 

RSVP limit set at 8 

Please read notes re trips here:


I am happy to co-ordinate and lead the trip. However, as we will be a team, we are jointly responsible for each other’s safety on the water.

Please ensure you carry the correct kit for the trip you are attending.

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