After a three-year search looking at sites along both banks of the Abingdon stretch of the River Thames we have finally located and had plaaning permission granted to build a timber frame canoe storage and changing facilities for the club on Abingdon Lock Island.
Although the club has the funds required to start construction we will require additional to complete the works. To this end we are seeking oportunities to apply for grants and asking for individual donations.
course is designed to introduce novices to a range of skills and knowledge
required to begin kayaking and canoeing. The sessions will cover safety, paddle
strokes, equipment, capsizing etc.
Lock. Parking by driving up lane next to Rye meadow car park (towards
kingfisher barn, but take left fork in road)
OR Thursdays for 6 weeks 14th or 16th May
2019 to 18th 0r 20th
June. Working towards BC discover award.
to 9:00 pm approx.
Should be 18 years or over and be able to swim
50 metres in your clothes.
paddle, buoyancy aid, helmet and spray deck will be provided. Please feel free
to bring your own if you have this equipment.
paddle in: Neoprene shoes/wet-suit boots (not bulky trainers!), lightweight
windproof jacket, tracksuit or thermal trousers (or shorts if warm). Thermal
t-shirt, woolly jumper or fleece. YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED TO GET WET IN THESE
CLOTHES. Towel and change of clothes.
– We work from the riverbank, but we do have access to a toilet. There are no
changing facilities, so it is best to arrive changed for the river, with your
dry kit in a bag.
Mattingly– UKCC L2 Coach. Louise Royle – UKCC L3 Coach.
This includes membership of KCC until Dec 2019.
Louise Royle to reserve a place. Spaces allocated on first come first reserved
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.