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Saturdays River Session 20th May – Horbury

This Saturday we will run a session on the River at Horbury Junction.

Events for this and future weekends have been added to the Calendar

River/Taster sessions are also availiable to book

09:30 – 11:30         

The above times are START of session times so please ensure you arrive early enough to get changed, kitted out and ready to get on the water at the time above.

We have a limited number of SUP’s for use – if you would like to use a SUP please book the session you require and then follow the link to request a SUP.

Please ensure you are kitted out correctly with a change of clothes and suitable footwear – wetsuit shoes or pumps, trainers are too bulky. The weather is getting colder now and the water is cooling down quickly so please ensure you have adequate clothing and a change of clothes. We have a limited number of wetsuits available on a first come basis but can’t guarantee availability.

The café at the river is open 9am – 1pm so if you want a sandwich you can grab a butty before getting on the water.

The cost for borrowing equipment is £10.00 per person for any session.  

Anyone who has not paddled with the club before MUST complete a taster session before joining regular sessions, this allows us to assess any new members and run over club safety procedure’s etc. Taster sessions MUST be booked on the website at £15 per session

Saturday 6th May

This Saturday we will run a session on the River at Horbury Junction.

Events for this weekend have been added to the Calendar

River/Taster sessions:

09:30 – 11:30         

The above times are START of session times so please ensure you arrive early enough to get changed, kitted out and ready to get on the water at the time above.

We have a limited number of SUP’s for use – if you would like to use a SUP please book the session you require and then follow the link to request a SUP.

Please ensure you are kitted out correctly with a change of clothes and suitable footwear – wetsuit shoes or pumps, trainers are too bulky. The weather is getting colder now and the water is cooling down quickly so please ensure you have adequate clothing and a change of clothes. We have a limited number of wetsuits available on a first come basis but can’t guarantee availability.

The café at the river is open 9am – 1pm so if you want a sandwich you can grab a butty before getting on the water.

The cost for borrowing equipment is £10.00 per person for any session.  

Anyone who has not paddled with the club before MUST complete a taster session before joining regular sessions, this allows us to assess any new members and run over club safety procedure’s etc. Taster sessions MUST be booked on the website at £15 per session

River Calder Session 15th April Postponed

Due to the current river level being quite high, with more rain forecast, we have moved this saturdays paddle on the river calder back to the 22nd April.

We will be instead paddling at Pugneys, swapping next weeks planned session there to this saturday.

You can book onto tomorrows Pugneys session below:

If you booked onto the River session and can no longer attend the revised date, please get in touch and we’ll cancel/refund any bookings made.

Apologies for the late notice.

River Calder 15th April

This Saturday we will run a session on the River at Horbury Junction.

Events for this weekend have been added to the Calendar

River/Taster sessions:

10.00 – 12.00         

The above times are START of session times so please ensure you arrive early enough to get changed, kitted out and ready to get on the water at the time above.

We have a limited number of SUP’s for use – if you would like to use a SUP please book the session you require and then follow the link to request a SUP.

Please ensure you are kitted out correctly with a change of clothes and suitable footwear – wetsuit shoes or pumps, trainers are too bulky. The weather is getting colder now and the water is cooling down quickly so please ensure you have adequate clothing and a change of clothes. We have a limited number of wetsuits available on a first come basis but can’t guarantee availability.

The café at the river is open 9am – 1pm so if you want a sandwich you can grab a butty before getting on the water.

The cost for borrowing equipment is £10.00 per person for any session but is included in the Taster session cost.  

Anyone who has not paddled with the club before MUST complete a taster session before joining regular sessions, this allows us to assess any new members and run over club safety procedure’s etc. Taster sessions MUST be booked on the website at £15 per session

Return to Pugneys – 8th April

We are please to annouce we are able to return to Pugneys Country Park. Events for this weekend have been added to the Calendar

A morning paddling session open to members who want a gentle paddle around the lake.  We have a selection of boats available including Kayaks, Sit on tops and open Canadian canoes for members to use.

Members with their own kit can come along for the session – unfortunately at the moment the use of paddle boards is not permitted on Pugneys.

For current up-to-date information about current amenities at Pugneys, see the page below:
https://www.wakefield.gov.uk/sport-health-and-leisure/leisure-centres-and-facilities/pugneys-country-park

Depending on the wishes of the group and the weather, we can either paddle around the lake or stay in the sheltered area.

Costs are £10.00 per person including equipment per session or £6 if you have your own equipment.

Postcode for SatNav is WF2 7EQ

River Session 1st April & recommencing the Spring/Summer season

River Session on the River Calder

On the 1st April, are are running a session and only for club members who have most of their own kit, we’ll be cleaning and sorting out the kit in the container, although you can borrow equipment if you need.

We are not running any taster sessions this week due to the cleaning/sorting of kit, however we will be looking to start offering these sessions in a week or two – look out for updates.

More details on the calendar

Spring Summer Season

As the weather gets warmer, and the river season comes to an end, we are preparing to recommence our sessions at both Pugneys lake and the River Calder.

This year we plan to pencil in members only sessions on some saturdays for paddles away from our usual locations, suitable to all, in addition to moving water sessions to rivers or man made courses where availiable.

This year we will plan the sessions in the calendar, so all club members can see in advance. Booking will be enabled a week prior to the event date.

Club Trips!

Dont forget, we also have our Wales Weekend and Slenningford weekend trips away

More details on the calendar

Club Weekend Trip

Hi everyone.

We are looking to have a club weekend in Wales around the Llangollen area this year. We are looking at 28th April to 1st May as this takes in the Monday bank holiday. We are planning on staying here at the Llandyn Campsite in Llangollen.

The plan will is to have a mixed weekend of some white/moving water paddling and also some some flat water/touring and paddleboarding. Locations will be decided nearer the time when we know numbers of paddles / coaches (competent paddlers) weather etc.

The site has vaccines at present but we need to move quickly if people wish to come please drop a message below, so we are aware but people will need to book direct.

If anyone has any questions please drop us a message. Club Kit (including boats) can be borrowed but will need to be transported there by the individual.

Wishing you a Happy New Year 2023!

We hope all members have had a fantastic Christmas break and wish you all a Happy New Year for 2023!

We celebrate new paddlers participating in the sport, newer Paddlers tacking white water for the first time, River trips, cleanups and general sillyness – all with fantastic people. Have a look at some of our key moments throughout this year!

We still have some whitewater kayak trips planned in the diary, however look out for information of our regular trips and taster sessions when the weather get warmer, from around Feb/Mar.

From all the trustees of the club, thank you for a fabulous year!