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Lakeland Canoe Club

Improver to Intermediate River Skills

Event details

7th March Monday morning

Another week of no water. Propose to discuss white water safety, meeting at Devils Bridge at 10:00

Number limits increased - we are not paddling a river


Parking on the East of the River


The level of ability for these  paddling trips is aimed at people who are already consider themselves an Improver and who may wish to progress to an Inter

mediate standard.

These particular days are for Kayaks only.

I find it really hard not too be welcome anybody onto any trip, but on occasion when advanced paddlers attend these trips, people for whom these trips are intended are unable to attend.  

British Canoeing Moderate Water remit specifies one leader to a maximum number of six participants but I feel four is more preferable number.

1. Event coordinator: Brian Clough

2. Trip Leader: Brian Clough

3. Trip type: White Water Safety Discussion

4. Level of Ability: Improver - At the upper end of the British Canoeing remit for Moderate Water ie. Grade 2 (3)

5. Date: 07/03/2023

6. Venue/Meet/Share Lifts:   Meet at 10:00

7. If I haven't paddled with you before please contact me to discuss via WhatsApp: I'm in LCC River Kayaking (number ending 948)

8. Anything else:

Bring a Picnic and a Warm Flask for a stop along the way.

Please read notes regarding river 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. We can discuss any questions about the kit required and/or alternatively…….


There is a link at the bottom of the page for Kit. There are other useful links, all of which are recommended reading.

Could I emphasize ......

Dry suits only - in summer it might be possible to manage without a dry suit, but in winter an early dip has more severe consequences for the individual concerned and the rest of the group.

Kayak specific helmets with protection over temples and ears must be worn on theses trips. Something like a Sweet Rocker as oppose to a Sweet Strutter - other brands are available

Details can be found here…….


The club does have a number of kayak specific helmets available for hire

Could I also draw your attention to …….


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Yes please please do

The more the merrier, the more discussion we have and the greater the exchange of views the better it will be.

This goes for anyone else whether they have views ready to exchange or they just want to listen to all the discussion

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