Open Canoe River Soar Tour (Canoe Camping/Touring) Weekend

Trip name: Open Canoe River Soar Tour (Canoe Camping/Touring) Weekend
Location: River Soar
Dates(s): Saturday 1st -Sunday 2nd April 2017 (meeting on Friday 31/3/17 evening)
Trip status: Club trip
Distance: 32.4 miles (up to 18 miles in a day)
Day or multi-day trip: Multi-day
Trip type: 2 day trip canoe camping/touring trip
Skill level: Ability to paddle a loaded boat into wind during a journey and run simple weirs. Capable of portaging multiple locks and weirs with your boat and equipment
General notes: The aim of the trip is to paddle the full 32.4 miles of the River Soar Tour from South of Leicester to the confluence with the River Trent. This will be a challenging trip as there are 21 locks on the 32.4 mile navagable section of the river, the majority will need to be portaged if the weirs are not suitable to be run (you will require a portage trolley), and up to 18 miles paddling in a day.

For safety/supervision purposes, I am limited to a leader to participant ratio of 1:4 people so places will fill on a first come, first served basis for those already possessing appropriate and/or WW and open water skills. The weekend is open to SCC, WCC and OCA members. Please note that this is a lead and not a coached trip so you will need to have the appropriate WW and open water skills and equipment. If other coaches/leaders join me, I can allow additional participants to join the trip. For safety/supervision purposes, please consider yourself as only having a tentative place when responding until I have confirmed that you have a definite place.

Please do not click going/attending as this is not part of my booking system (I am unable to disable the function and do not monitor it). If you want to participate, please email me at

Mar 31 to Apr 02 2017, 7:00pm - 6:00pm