This week’s white water trip should be the Teign we'll paddle from Chagford down to Fingle bridge. Teign map and river guide.
It is a really great river, feels a bit 'rural', has a small gorge, unlikely to meet other paddlers & is favourite at its grade for many.
It can be pretty fast from the start and there may be a need to do an emergency break out to avoid a river wide deadly tree. It's also about 6 miles so we'll need to keep the pace up just in case we have any swims later in the trip.
On previous trips down the Teign we have had pins, big swims and close encounters with trees but we've always been smiling when we arrive at Fingle bridge and its pub.
As always it will depend on river levels.
We also need a good number of experienced paddlers, chain saws and all the lucky rabbit's feet you can bring.
Meet at the club to leave by 08.00 - as we have less daylight and we like to have a 50% safety margin on the water.
It's about a 2:15 drive. With the longer shuttle run on a very narrow tractor filled road we probably won't be home much before 19:00.
Please register if you intend to come, it has car details and if driving how many boats you can carry, plus emergency contact details that make it a little easier for the organisers.
What to bring - the usual stuff but not forgetting-
Warm paddling kit even though it's in Devon it could be cold
A hot drink is now a must have - an unbreakable flask (attached) in the back of your boat.
Food - high energy food is best (flapjacks/Mars bars/banana etc. are good)
Dry warm clothes to get changed into post paddle.
We share the cost of the fuel (220+ miles so could be around £30-£50 per car).