As a section of the Camping and Caravanning Club, all our camping events are open to Camping and Caravanning Club members (including Canoe-camping Club members) only. Anyone participating must be a member of the Camping and Caravanning Club before attending a meet.

Please 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 BRITISH CANOEING numbers for those who have them. Paddlers need to be a member of the Canoe-camping Club and/or one of Britain's paddlesport National Governing Bodies*.   These are needed to ensure that we are covered by the Club's and British Canoeing's insurance.
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.
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.

*British Canoeing / Canoe Wales / Canoe NI / The Scottish Canoe Association

This month...

EASTER MEET - RIVER NENE M8248/2024 M8868/2024
From Thursday 28 March 2024
To Sunday 31 March 2024

Little Addington to Alwalton


The River Nene is the tenth longest river in the United Kingdom stretching 105 miles; it is a navigation from Northampton to the Wash.

The 4 days will provide a minimum paddling distance of 37 miles.


Canoe Camping Itinerary

Thursday 28th March. Rock UK Frontier Centre, Addington Road, Irthlingborough, NN9 5UH.

Please arrive no earlier than 1pm

Site has toilets & showers, with sufficient room for our vehicles and for one-night base camping.


Friday 29th March

Car shuttle to Alwalton,  A return coach has been laid on.

Paddle 8 Miles to Islip Lock, Thrapston. This is a private garden backing onto the River Nene just above Islip lock.


Saturday 30th March

Paddle 9 miles to the Old Pumping Station at Oundle. This is a private garden backing onto the River Nene. 


Sunday 31st March

Paddle 14 miles to Wansford Lock (near Yarwell), where we will be using “Rob’s camping field”

Sunday evening social – Yarwell Village Hall, Yarwell, PE8 6PR


Monday 1st April

Paddle – A choice of a short paddle of about 6 miles to the cars or a longer paddle to Ferry Meadows Country Park for lunch, then return to Minerva Business Park where our vehicles are parked.


Portaging - Canoe / kayak trolleys / wheels are recommended.   Further information and maps will be provided on arrival at the meet.



Thursday 28th March with Canoe-campers at Little Addington

Friday 29th March - Monday 1st April

Fotheringhay Castle Farm

You will need to arrange your car shuttles with other base campers. 




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Location Little Addington, Irthlingborough