2016

UPPER GREAT OUSE
Sunday 17 April 2016, 05:00pm
Contact Pete Bradshaw

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.

Trip organiser - Anne Dorber