Placid Water Touring
Club Nights on the Basingstoke Canal - Spring & Summer 2019
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We are paddling on the Basingstoke Canal, Colt Hill, Odiham in the Spring and Summer (April to September)
On Wednesdays (our main Club night) we paddle at 6:30pm and are generally finished by 8:30pm (finish time depends on daylight so tends to be earlier in April and September!)
On Fridays we have a kiddies paddle on the Canal. This is a fun session, aimed at children and families. It starts at 6pm.
In addition, we also have some sessions on Saturday mornings from 9:30 - 12:30. These do not happen every week, so you need to look at the Club Calendar
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March to September
There will be taster sessions run from Colt Hill Clubhouse on the Basingstoke Canal in Odiham on the third Saturday of the month through the summer.
Paddling Safely on the Canal
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During the summer when we are paddling on canals and rivers and have a couple of months away from the confines of the pool, it is important that we pay particular attention of the abilities and requirements of the whole group. Here are a few ground rules:
Access to Local Rivers and Canals
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A brief reminder that a licence is required for most local rivers and canals:
Protect the Environment
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Be sure to:
- Leave the environment as you find it.
- Take your litter home with you.
- Keep noise to a minimum.
- Do not damage bankside vegetation when launching or landing.
- Where possible keep to any designated paths or launching points.
- Canoe a safe distance away from wildlife