The aim is to paddle a section of the River Ure from Mickley down to Slenningford campsite at West Tanfield, near Ripon. This is popular introductory river trip with short sections of white water and stretches of easier water between, plus a couple of weirs to be run or portaged depending river levels. The trip will be subject to suitable river levels, but there are other river option that we can do if levels here aren’t suitable for a beginners level trip.
Difficulty: Generally we’ll be paddling easy Grade 2 rapids with easier sections in between. The rapids at the campsite can be trickier depending on the water level, but can be easily portaged / left out as these are at the end of the trip. Suitable as first river trip for those who are confident on the white water at the club.
Where is it: Near Ripon
Where do we meet: At the club at 8am to load up / organise car shares. If you plan to travel separately contact the organiser for details of where and when to meet us near the river.
What do I need: Normal paddling equipment (wetsuit/warm clothing – not shorts – and waterproof top, buoyancy aid, spray deck, helmet), pack lunch and hot drink (in a flask), plus snacks, change of clothing (including warm clothes for after paddling), towel. There’s a £5pp fee for use of the facilities and parking at Slenningford so you will need some cash too
Organiser: Les Ford 07786 525912 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Information: 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 from the ‘Club Policies’ Page (under Health & Safety section).
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.
If you plan to come on this trip, please let the listed contact know that you are coming – this is 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.