Touring 2017-12-14T12:58:40+00:00

River trips – The club has paddlers of all abilities and as such runs rivers to develop and challenge those skills. We have paddlers who enjoy flat water paddling, through to those who run grade IV Rivers with huge waterfalls!! Between us we organise day trips weekends and foreign tours.

Our annual trips include a weekend traveling down the River Wye which gives all members an opportunity to canoe and camp on this outstanding British river and during the winter months the whitewater section of the club tackles the River Dart.  This is definitely one for the more experienced paddlers and those who have cold weather gear.  A number of other trips are arranged as club activities depending on the availability of members.

We also try to get involved in the ‘Doggy Paddle‘ – a sponsored paddle on the rivers Leam and Avon in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind.

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Touring Posts

Fri13 10, 2017

Alney Island and Bore 2017

October 13th, 2017|Categories: Recreation, Touring, White Water|

At nine a.m. on Sunday morning 8th October 2017, eleven brave warriors set out from the clubhouse and paddled up to the docks.  There, we had the unique and welcome experience of entering the locks and being lowered down to the Severn.  Hanging a left, we paddled down to a weir (is it Llanthony weir?). [...]

Tue18 07, 2017

Gower Trip 2017

July 18th, 2017|Categories: Recreation, Social, Touring|

A brief resume of our very successful Gower weekend. We had Glampers & campers but we all had a good deal of fun in, on & off the water. Our sea kayakers achieved a successful trip from Port Einon to Caswell Bay whilst our juniors enjoyed [...]

Tue18 07, 2017

June Wye Camping Trip

July 18th, 2017|Categories: Touring|

Hearing of a paddling tour happening I was really eager to sign up and go exploring some British rivers. Being a few weeks pregnant didn't deter me and Werner and I were quite excited for weeks leading up to the trip. Boats were loaned. Gear [...]

Wed19 04, 2017

Calendar for 2017

April 19th, 2017|Categories: Coaching, Racing, Recreation, Touring, White Water|

The general ethos for Tuesday and Friday night sessions is as follows: Tuesday Night is Club Night whereby it is the intention to offer the opportunity to join in with either a group doing Marathon Training, a 'touring' group having a social paddle, a beginners/induction/stroke training group based at the clubhouse or, during the summer, white water training at [...]

Mon27 03, 2017

Ireland – the wrong way round

March 27th, 2017|Categories: Touring|

One member of Gloucester Canoe Cub and two friends plan to circumnavigate Ireland in April 2017. Gavin Lewis has dreamt of an expedition around Ireland and at first was thinking of doing this alone. After conversations with friends, a few other people had the same idea. They met again many times meeting up for chats about possible [...]