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Lakeland Canoe Club

Flamborough Head to Scarborough


Event details

1. Trip type:  Coastal trip

2. Level of ability : Advanced or confident intermediate

3. Date: Paddling Sat 25th & Sun 26th March, arriving at campsite evening of Friday 24th for an earlyish start on the Saturday morning

4. Venue: Campsite to be confirmed.

5. Meet location / time : Meet either at the campsite or put-in which will be confirmed/discussed by WhatsApp

6. Meet to share lifts at: Arrange your own lift-shares. Use of the trip specific WhatsApp group may be helpful for this

7. Anything else:

The main aim is to round Flamborough Head, Bempton Cliffs, continuing to Filey. The 2nd day will likely be a coastal trip locally, possibly continuing north from Filey to Scarborough, although to be decided based on weather / sea state & group preferences. All plans are subject to an assessment of the conditions at the time of paddling and may change as a result. I'm hoping to spend some time exploring the caves if swell & tide conditions allow. Unfortunately we'll be too early in the year for most of the seabirds, although a few gannets do visit their nest sites throughout the winter.

Some sea kayak surfing may feature during one or both of the days depending on conditions.

Parts of this trip will be quite committing due to the lack of landing opportunities along the high cliffs which extend for several km either side of the Flamborough headland. The weekend falls a few days after a large spring tide so the stream could still run around 2kn off the headland which is exposed to wind and swell from most directions. Once beyond the cliffs the beaches may be subject to surf which can sometimes also make landing a challenge. Please refer to LCC’s guidance on trip suitability, & if you’re not sure just give me a call on 07730411538 for a chat.

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.

RSVP at least 2 days before the event

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