Touring

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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.

To contact us about any trips, please use trips@gloucestercanoeclub.co.uk.

Touring Posts

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 [...]

Sat22 10, 2016

Boathouse Appeal

October 22nd, 2016|Categories: Coaching, Racing, Recreation, Social, Touring, White Water|

Vote to support our Boathouse Appeal As you may have seen, the shell of the new Gloucester Boathouse is nearing completion and fitting out of the ground floor with boat storage areas and limited shower and toilet facilities will soon be done; we will then be able to start using the site in earnest. There [...]

Mon11 07, 2016

Giant waves in the Gower

July 11th, 2016|Categories: Recreation, Touring|

The annual Gloucester kayak trip to the Gower was full of thrills and spills, (more spills for some than others!!!) a great barbecue and some hair-raising wave action!    It was definitely a weekend of two halves with very choppy waters on the Saturday quelling to much gentler ones on Sunday. Most of the group [...]

Thu2 06, 2016

River Wye Trip 2016

June 2nd, 2016|Categories: Recreation, Touring|

On Friday Tom, Hilary, Chris, Tim, Cath and Rob made their way to Preston campsite to start our River Wye Trip. Tents were pitched and the feasting began. We had a simple barbecue sheltering under the awning tied to Rob’s van. Saturday - The next morning we were met by Brian, Mike, John, Melinda and [...]