Paddling Friday?

Poole Harbour Trip: (Relaxed trip for intermediate paddlers) 8-9 miles

A relaxing paddle around the harbour lead by Allen Westerby & Martin Lanzinger, Allens’ knowledge of the area is second to none and he has a vast knowledge of the wildlife and history of the area, Paddlers will have a look around the famous Brownsea Island (there may be a landing fee) and perhaps catch a glimpse of a red squirrel or the deer that swim across at low tide.

Location: Lake Pier is the home of Pool Harbour Canoe Club Lake Pier, Lake Drive, Poole, BH15 4LR

Please meet up there at 0930 for a 10-1030 start on the water, Parking is £2 for the day.

Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning

Paul Hurrell will be delivering this essential course for leaders but for anyone who would like a greater understanding of planning their own trips.

Swanage Trip: Relaxed paddle Intermediate (with the chance of a play in the race at peveril for those that want to at the end (Advanced)) 4-5 miles

Rich Holt & Mirco Stefan will be leading this trip taking in Old Harry rocks, this is always a memorable trip, also a chance to play in Peveril race after the more relaxing paddle to Old Harry, at the end of the trip People that don’t want to play in the race will have the option to finish the paddle at the start or enjoy some rescue training around Swanage bay.

Location for meeting and the launch at 1030 will be Monkey Beach which is close to the Pier entrance, Pier Approach, Swanage, BH19 2AW, there is a car park behind the pier, you will need a trolley to wheel your boat down or you can drop your boat off and then park up, parking is expensive at £8-10 per day, though there are usually some spaces at the top of Seymer Road.

Travel Warning: the Sandbanks chain ferry is currently out of action so please don’t allow your sat nav to take you that way as its a very long drive around, if in doubt set the sat nav for Corfe Castle and then from there to the postcode for the Swanage launch location.

Studland Middle Beach: Relaxed (distance to suit group)

For those that need to factor in travelling this paddle will leave a little later 1200 and will be lead by Stephanie De Ruiter, You will be off the water at around 4pm ready to descend onto Cary Camp for the evening. a chance to paddle to Old Harry Rocks in the shelter of the bay.

Meet up at Knoll Beach, Studland Bay BH19 3AQ



You will need to cater for yourselves this evening.

Steve Chard, around 1900 will visit us in camp and do his first UK presentation on paddling the great loop 6000 miles of N. America and Canada’s Great Loop to fundraise for 9 British, Canadian and American charities. He is an amazing Guys having only started kayaking a few months before setting off, hear about his determination to complete this mission, the hospitality he received from Generous Americans and the struggles with not so friendly ones. Many of you may have been following his progress on his facebook page which has kept us up to date with his progress.

Lee Taylor, around 2030 Lee has completed many amazing trips including around the UK tonight Lee will be talking to us about his solo trip around Iceland.