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Welsh River Trip – Saturday 21st January 2012

Where is it ?: North Wales

What is it like?: I’m being deliberately vague here, not for a sense of mystery, but because it will really depend on the water levels.

The trip I want to do is the LLugwy, a nice grade 2/3 with a couple of portages around nastier bits! This starts by Plas-y-Brenin at Capel Curig. But if the water isn’t there it’s a waste of time going. The back up plans would be the Tryweryn (if there’s a release) or going to Mile End Mill in Llangollen – both of which offer good grade 2/3 paddling.

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. Obviously I’ll let those who are coming know what the plan will be a couple of days before when we know what river levels are likely to be.

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.

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.

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