Canoeing

Open canoeing

The Canoe Section is a small part of the club with a great enthusiasm for getting out and exploring the local waters of Oxfordshire and beyond.  This includes short evening trips from the club, longer day trips at the weekend and plans for a weekend trip or two either camping on the Thames or the Wye.

We’re always happy to have new members, either with previous paddling experience or beginners who want to learn to canoe in a safe and friendly environment.  We’re also keen to encourage families to join us either on our shorter evening sessions or longer day and weekend trips.

Our main activities take place on Tuesday evenings and on Sundays

Tuesday evenings

We meet at the club from 6 pm, for a 6.30 pm paddle, from mid-April through to October. We’re generally out for around 2 hours exploring the local rivers and backwaters. The first Tuesday in every month is a session for developing paddling skills.

 
Open Canoe Sessions Start Tuesday 25th April 2017. Please arrive at 5.45pm each Tuesday so that we can be on the water by 6pm.
First session - a recreational adventure trail up the Hinksey streamway with a brief drinks stop at a pub before a night-time return paddle. Please bring, headtorches and tape to attach them to your boat, warm clothing and money.

Sunday trips

We have trips further afield on many weekends, taking up most of the day. We meet early in the morning and aim to finish late afternoon,hopefully taking in a pub en route or ending up at a local hostelry.

Other paddling trips

We are hoping to do two trips to the River Wye during the year (see the full timetable for details). We will also have a late night paddle in the summer and will try to include some further Autumn paddling dates - details nearer the time.

 
ADVANCE NOTICE Monday 1st May 2017 (Bank Holiday Monday).
Early morning May Day row, scull, punt, canoe, kayak, paddleboard, sit on top to Magdalene Bridge to join in the dawn celebration of May Day 2017.
Arrive at Falcon Boathouse 5.15am ish and be ready to leave Falcon by 5.30am in time to arrive at Magdalen Bridge by 5.50am. 
Service starts at 6am. Bring fortifying refreshments.
You should be back at Falcon at approx. 7am.
 

Summer timetable

We look forward to paddling with you next summer!

The Canoe Coaches

Jen Clough jen.clough@btinternet.com 07923 614387
Doug Staff dickstaff@btopenworld.com 07706 628064
Philip Sowden paddler69@outlook.com 07967 971258
Mike Tadman tads64@gmail.com 0757 0101211