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River Tees Trip - Sunday 11th December 2011

Where is it ?: Teesdale

What is it like ?: The plan is to do one of the grade 2-3 trips on the Tees either from Middleton-in-Teesdale to Cotherstone, Cotherstone to Barnard Castle, or Barnard Castle down to Abbey Rapids.

However this will depend on the water levels, so we’ll remain flexible. If you are not sure whether you are up to this trip speak to the contact listed for that trip who will be able to advise you further.

Where do we meet ?: At the club at 8am to load up / organise car shares. But Les and others on the 4 star development day will meet you in Barnard Castle at 10am (details will be provided).

What do I need: Normal paddling equipment (wetsuit / warm clothing and waterproof top, buoyancy aid, spray deck, helmet). Note: wetsuit shorts are not appropriate for a full day trip, please bring wind/waterproof trouser to wear over them.

You’ll also need a pack lunch and hot drink (in a flask), plus snacks to take with you on the trip. Plus a change of clothing including, warm clothes for after paddling, and a towel.

Organiser ?: Les Ford 01484 854099 or email

Other Information ?: You must contact the organiser for further details and to agree your attendance in advance of the trip.

We will also need a consent form/parents permission for any under 18's that want to come on a trip. Download a consent form (pdf - 25kb) here

Other information:

If you plan to come on a trip, you must contact the organiser in advance to agree your participation in the trip- so we know who to expect (and make sure we wait for you) and on some trips numbers can be limited. Also plans may change at a late stage (due to water levels etc), so we might need to get hold of you to let you know.

Trip Consent Form

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