We are running a trip to North Wales staying at a bunkhouse near Bala on Friday & Saturday evening. On the Saturday we are planning to paddle the lower section of the Tryweryn from the National Whitewater Centre at Frongoch down to Bala. The river is a classic Grade 2+ river with one Grade 3 feature and one at Grade 4 that can be portaged. On the Sunday we will either paddle some short Grade 2 / 3 sections of the Upper Tryweryn or the River Dee at Llangollen. We will be travelling by minibus / private cars.. Alternative rivers may be available subject to level of ability and suitable coaching cover.
The trip is open to good Intermediate Level 2, Paddle Explore Award or Two Star paddlers, White Water Award trainees and above. You should find this challenging but within your ability. We will split up into small groups and have planned that each group will practice moving water skills on the rapids. All activities are very dependent on weather and river conditions and we cannot guarantee that we paddle or use the advertised rivers.
Trip Date: 27th – 29th May 2022
Trip Date: 2nd – 4th September 2022
Purpose of Trip: Whitewater Coaching, Recreational, Fitness
Minimum Ability Level: Good level Intermediate Level 2, Paddle Explore Award or 2 Star with 10 hours whitewater experience or White Water Award trainee.
Equipment: Free use of Club boats and your own whitewater equipment. You should have your own whitewater specific helmet, cag and buoyancy aid as a minimum.
Cost: £120 (Jnr & Snr club members) and £135 for non-PCC members (adults only) The cost includes food from Saturday cooked breakfast to Sunday packed lunch, launch fees, bunkhouse, minibus hire & fuel, equipment, access fees and coaching.
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