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Windsor to Runnymede in the rain

Windsor paddle – Saturday 22nd July 2023 by Gerry A smallish group of us met up at the Windsor Leisure Centre at 8.30 on a rainy Saturday morning. After unloading our boats at the slipway we organised a shuttle to Runnymede, which was to be our end point for the trip. I was charged with…

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Up the river…

Alfriston paddle – Sunday 15th October 2023 by Gerry On a cold but beautifully sunny morning over 20 of us set off on a round trip from Cuckmere to Alfriston in a mixture of kayaks, SUPs and canoes. The trip was a case of third time lucky as two previous attempts earlier in the year…

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Wye! Oh, Wye!

Wye Valley trip – 28th to 31st July 2023 by Gerry This was a three day trip, with most people arriving on Thursday afternoon or evening. We stayed at Lucksall Caravan and Camping Park in Fiddler’s Green a few miles south of Hereford. This is a large campsite with excellent facilities and plenty of space…

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A Picturesque Paddle to Hampton Court

Hampton Court paddle – Saturday 23rd September 2023 by Gerry An early start for this one as a small group of us met up at the start point – YMCA Harker on the outskirts of Kingston Upon Thames – at 8.30 on a sunny Saturday morning. The drive up from Seaford was pretty smooth apart…

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When is windy, too windy?

August so far has not delivered perfect paddling weather. Rarely have we seen the mirror-like water and perfect blue skies of last summer. And it’s been windy, from light breeze to a chilly Northerly blast. For beginner paddle boarders.to enjoy the experienc of being on the water, the recommendation is to go out if the…

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