Nomad Kayak club runs an away trip every month for pure enjoyment and for members to develop paddling skills on different waters. Trips are led by coaches and experienced paddlers who specify the minimum skill level needed. If you want to go on a trip but don't have BCU stars awards, ask a club coach to check your paddling level and let the trip leader know. The club aims to make trips open to as many members as possible, so if you're not sure whether a trip's suitable for you, please ask the trip leader or a coach.
Trips are normally on the second sunday or weekend of the month in order not to conflict with pool sessions, so keep these days free. Members will be notified of unavoidable changes to the trips calendar by email.
Sign up for trips using the signup sheets, where you can also find the trip leader's email address.
Trips are coordinated by Matt Greenshields, club trips officer. For information on individual trips please contact trip leaders. A big thank you to all trip leaders who give their time free to run the trips.
Club boats and other equipment for trips can be borrowed at a cost of £5 per day from the equipment officer. The club doesn't provide transport for trips, so please arrange and share with other members via the signup sheets.
2017 Trips Calendar
Peter Scott will lead this trip suitable for confident 1* paddlers (see trip report and video above). The weirs are all easily shootable or portageable.
14th May - St Patrick's stream and River Thames at Wargrave - Sign up
Ian Walker will lead this trip suitable for confident 1* paddlers.
11th June - River Lea Hertford Loop - Sign up
Peter Scott will lead this trip suitable for confident 1* paddlers
9th July - Nene whitewater course - Sign up
Paul Childerhouse will lead this trip for 2* paddlers to try white water
12th/13th August - River Tryweryn whitewater at Bala - Sign up
Nick Moore will lead this trip to the Tryweryn white water course. Suitable for confident 2*+ paddlers.
10th September - Jubilee River at Taplow - Sign up
Mike Quinn / Matt Greenshields will lead this leisurely paddle down the Thames flood relief river. Suitable for 1* paddlers.
October - River Dart in Devon - Sign up
Nick Moore will lead this trip to a classic whitewater river. Suitable for confident 2*+ paddlers.
12th November - River Ivel at Sandy - Sign up
Ian Walker will lead this return to the Ivel suitable for confident 1* paddlers.
10th December - Abbey Stream, Thames and Chertsey weir - Sign up
Matt Greenshields will lead this picturesque circuit off the Thames ending at Chertsey weir. Suitable for 1*+ paddlers.