2016

UPPER GREAT OUSE

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Sunday 17 April 2016, 05:00pm

As with all upper river trips, fallen trees and similar obstacles may be encountered, so this trip is only suitable for reasonably agile, experienced paddlers (at least 2 star or equivalent), and easily-manoeuvrable, robust boats (plastic best, no inflatables). 

 The exact route to be paddled will depend on conditions at the time, but it will be in the North Bedfordshire/ Milton Keynes area, with a car shuttle, and of around 10 -11.5 miles.  There is a choice of at least 4 non-overlapping sections, some of which are unsuitable in low water levels and some unsuitable in high water levels, with a fallback of a trip on the navigation if river conditions dictate.  We will meet at the put-in at 9.30 am, whatever route is chosen.

 If you would like to join us, please email me with your details, including Camping & Caravanning membership no. and BCU membership no. (the latter is required for insurance, there are no licence requirements). I will let you know the proposed route and meeting place a few days before the trip, when I have some idea of weather and river conditions.

Contact : Pete Bradshaw
Trip organiser - Anne Dorber

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