Go Paddling: Swift Ditch Paddle. Wednesday 29th May 6:00pm

Join Kingfisher Canoe Club (https://kingfishercanoeclub.co.uk/) to paddle around Swift Ditch, a scenic backwater of the Thames. An adventurous circular trip navigation through overhanging trees in the narrow often swiftly flowing channel, includes a small weir ramp drop.

Join Kingfisher Canoe Club (https://kingfishercanoeclub.co.uk/) to paddle around Swift Ditch, a scenic backwater of the Thames. An adventurous circular trip navigation through overhanging trees in the narrow often swiftly flowing channel, includes a small weir ramp drop. Starting and finishing at Abingdon Lock [OX14 3NW]. ~2 hr, 6 km. 

Paddlers must be confident to paddle this distance and be able to manoeuvre around obstacles in a swift current. Adults and juniors (age 11-18) are welcome, although juniors must have parental consent and evidence of relevant experience.

Suitable for kayaks and canoes. Please bring your own equipment where possible, some club equipment is available if booked in advance. Parking as available at Abbey Meadows [OX14 3JE] or Rye farm [OX14 3NN] car parks.

Contact: Louise Royle  kingfisher.adult@gmail.com to book a place.

Introduction Course for Kayaking & Canoeing

We are running two beginners courses this year. Please pass the following details on to anyone you thing might be interested in joining.

BACKGROUND INFO
This course is designed to introduce novices to a range of skills and knowledge required to begin kayaking. The sessions will cover safety, paddle strokes, equipment, capsizing etc.

VENUE
Abingdon Lock. Parking by driving up lane next to Rye meadow car park (towards kingfisher barn, but take left fork in road>

DATES
Thursdays for 6 weeks 14th June 2018 to 19th July, or

Thursdays for 6 weeks 26th July 2018 to 30th August.

There is an optional British canoeing 1 star assessment at the end of the course.

TIMES
6:15 to 9:00 pm approx.

ABILITY
Should be 18 years or over and be able to swim 50 metres in your clothes.

EQUIPMENT
Kayak, paddle, buoyancy aid, helmet and spray deck will be provided. Please feel free to bring your own if you have this equipment.

CLOTHING
To kayak in: Neoprene shoes/wet-suit boots (not trainers!), lightweight windproof jacket, tracksuit or thermal trousers (or shorts if warm). Thermal t-shirt, woolly jumper or fleece. Towel and change of clothes.

YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED TO GET WET IN THESE CLOTHES.

FACILITIES
Minimal – We work from the riverbank, but we do have a toilet. Parking is off site, so it is best to arrive changed for the river, with your dry kit in a bag.

COACH
David Mattingly– UKCC L2 Coach. Louise Royle – UKCC L3 Coach.

COST
£120. This includes membership of KCC until Dec 2018.

CONTACT
Spaces allocated on first come first reserved basis.

e-mail: kingfisher.adult@gmail.com

New Meeting Location

We’re currently on the search for a new home, see here – Link. However we have been able to find some space to park near Abingdon Lock and we are looking at temporary storage solutions for our kit.

We have managed to secure some parking space near the lock from which we can operate from. See here for more details: Link