Proposed Thames and SE Events:-

Note! THESE EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO ORGANISER AVAILABILITY and are subject to possible changes to match volunteers and National plans.

11 Aug 2024 - RIVER MOLE
30 Aug 2024 - RIVER THAMES
13 Sep 2024 - RIVER THAMES
20 Sep 2024 - CHICHESTER HARBOUR
29 Sep 2024 - GRAND UNION and REGENTS CANAL
04 Oct 2024 - RIVER THAMES
20 Oct 2024 - RIVER THAMES
01 Nov 2024 - RIVER THAMES
24 Nov 2024 - BASINGSTOKE CANAL
15 Dec 2024 - RIVER WEY

Information

last updated 12/07/2024 by Martin Dunn 

Please select from the following or scroll down:

1. NEXT TRIP INFORMATION/JOINING INSTRUCTIONS

2. CCC SAFETY POLICY (SUMMARY)

 

3. ACCESSING THE CHERTSEY CLUB SITE AND CANOE SHED

4. THAMES AND SOUTH EAST PHOTO GALLERY

 

1. NEXT TRIP INFORMATION/JOINING INSTRUCTIONS

Please note that you MUST contact the Organiser to let them know you will be attending any of these events/paddles.  

Sunday, 21st July 2024, River Thames & St Patrick’s Stream.

A 10mile paddle from Reading to Shiplake and back. Two locks at Sonning and Shiplake. St Patrick’s Stream is a side stream with a good flow, joins the River Loddon at Wargrave that leads into the Thames below Shiplake Lock. 

Run leader. Martin Dunn email (preferred) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. mobile: 07714329271 .  Please advise if attending.

Programme and Notes:   Meet by 10.00am at, Thames Valley Park, Reading RG6 1PQ (MR 175/ SU73741 74035 , w3w: soup.angel.lucky , lat/long: 51.460501 , -0.93997478) off the non-motorway extension of the M329.  Park on the road near the Wokingham Waterside Centre as the car park has been closed to the public.

We will launch at the landing area by the car park nearby. Bring a trolley should it be required. 

St Patrick’s Stream is taken on the outward leg, returning to Reading on the ThamesThe lunch stop will be at Shiplake or nearby.


A Paddle UK Membership card or an Environment Agency licence is required.

The trip is suitable for all in kayak or open canoe.

 
 
 

Please note the safety policy (see elsewhere in article) and the following information:

You must inform the run leader in advance if you are planning to attend a paddle or event. 

Remember to bring your Club membership cards to all club events, since we are required to check and record memberships are current.  We also need to record Paddle UK numbers for those who have them. Paddlers need to be a member of the Canoe-Camping Club and/or Paddle UK. These are needed to ensure that we are covered by the Club's and Paddle UK's insurance.

All participants in club trips or meets do so at their own risk, and neither the Club nor its officers can accept any liability for loss or injury of any kind sustained whilst on a Club trip, meet or other activity.

As a section of the Camping and Caravanning Club, our camping events are restricted to Camping and Caravanning Club members only (including Canoe Camping Club members), anyone participating must be a member of the Camping and Caravanning Club before attending a camping meet. We do allow guest paddlers on most day trips.

  

2. CCC SAFETY POLICY (SUMMARY)

The Safety Policy can be viewed using the main menu of this website. Key points of the Safety Policy are summarised below.

  • Please ensure you and your canoe, are appropriate for the trip and properly equipped.

  • A briefing will normally precede the trip/event.  

  • A competent adult must accompany young people aged between 8 and 18 years who must have the parents signed permission to canoe (a form is supplied).

Canoeing and kayaking are ‘assumed risk’ ‘water contact’ activities, however serious accidents are very rare. Participants should be aware of and accept these risks, and be responsible for their own action and involvement.


3. ACCESSING THE CHERTSEY CLUB SITE AND CANOE SHED

Chertsey campsite and the Canoe Shed

The campsite site is open for CCC members to boat from the site and access the canoe shed if also a key holder.    

Site office opening hours/times to arrive:  9am to 10.30am, 1pm to 5pm. The office can be busy booking in arrivals for camping between 1-2pm

Please inform the site office on arrival, purpose of visit and have your membership card available.

Out of hours times for canoe shed key holders to collect and return items may be possible by advance notice and agreement with site management. Contact the camp site:

Tel. 01932 562405, email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Vehicles can be taken round to the canoe shed to off load canoes and park if space is available by the caravan storage compound.  You may be required to return to the front car park for parking.

Site facilities. Day visitors may use the toilets and not the showers.

Advise any camp site, canoe shed and equipment issues to Kevin East (1) as below.

Canoe rack allocation - Fran Faulkner (2) as below.

Bio-Security 

Before departing follow the Check Clean Dry procedure for canoes and equipment used on site, being taken away or placed back in the canoe shed for storage.

Access to the canoe shed by Key Holders

Please Note:

Sign the canoe shed register to record times and purpose of your visit.

Ensure the doors are shut and locked when the canoe shed is left unattended on your visit.

Use of other members canoes and equipment must be by agreement with the owner.

Hygiene/Covid precautions.  Hand sanitiser and paper towelling is available.  A waste bin is provided. 

Before leaving and locking up the entry door:

   Check all the other doors are shut and secured by every top and bottom shoot bolt.

   Switch off lights and disconnect any electrical appliances from the power sockets.

Notes:

(1) Kevin East, Mob 07941 501224, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

(2) Fran Faulkner,  email via contact form here     

 

Please comply with these arrangements for good relations with the campsite, and the security/safe use of the canoe shed.