Proposed Thames and SE Events 2023:-

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

17 Dec 2023 - RIVER WEY - Stoke Bridge, Guildford


last updated 10/11/2023 by Martin Dunn (Basingstoke Canal and R Wey trips)


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


Sunday 26th November 2023, Basingstoke Canal - Dogmersfield

Our regular November out and back paddle from Dogmersfield with a possible visit to the entrance to the Basingstoke Canal Tunnel and lunch in the grounds of Odiham Castle.

Please advise Martin Dunn if attending, email (preferred): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mobile: 07714 329271

Meet by 10.00am for a 10:30am launch at the canal side car park (free with height restrictor) in Sprat's Hatch Lane RG27 8DD, W3W: rotations.thirsty.deserved , OS: SU 7778 5380, Lat Long: 51.278124, -0.886138.

This is a gentle 10 mile paddle with no locks and just one low bridge to limbo under (or portage).

British Canoeing membership card or Environment Agency licence is required.


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


Sunday 17th December 2023, Wey Navigation - Stoke Bridge Guildford. 

Our seasonal out and back paddle from Stoke Bridge. Direction of paddle will be decided on the day. Silly hats are optional!

Please advise Martin Dunn if attending, email (preferred): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mobile: 07714 329271

Meet at 10.00am for a 10.30am launch. Park in Riverside on north side of canal between Stoke Bridge and the Row Barge pub. Post code: GU11LN, W3W: sings.boat.system OS: SU 9976 5112 Lat/Long: 51.250606, -0.571979.

Do not park in the pub, nor at Wey Kayak Club. Access from A320 to Woking, just off the A3. Access from roundabout just north of bridge, turn west then first left towards canal. There is a small close for parking but limited space. It may be necessary to move some cars elsewhere for parking. Paddle distance will be between 6 and 8 miles total.

We will stop for a refreshment break, so bring something for that.

A Wey licence or Canoe England membership card is required. R.Wey day licences are available from Stoke lock (downstream of Stoke bridge).



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.


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  

  1. 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.


(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.


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