River Wye 2 day Canoe & Camping weekend, 12th -14th July 2013 - £79

  • July 12, 2013 · 9:00 PM
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It's that time of the year again when the river calls the heart of man and woman to find peace in the sound of water, grace in the dance of light....oh and to have a great time capsizing, splashing, camping, drinking, eating and generally having fun!

We've done this for the past 3 years & all were fantastic weekends!
The first year was as hot as can be & made you want to go skinny dipping. 2nd year we had torrential rain which brought some tough but rewarding challenges... alas the sunshine returned again for last year!

Again, we will take a flotilla of canoes (3 people per canoe) 30 miles down the river Wye from Hereford to Ross-on-Wye over 2 days, camping half way.

 

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Price includes:

Tent accommodation
Transport between campsite and canoe launch/finish sites
Canoe & safety gear hire
Safety & Instruction briefing

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Early arrivers will set-up the 2 giant 10 man tents so no faffing about for most of you.. just regaling each other with stories by the camp fire, drink in hand!

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You need to bring:

  • Sleeping mattress (foam, self inflating or airbed)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Waterproof jacket & trousers (in case of heavy, consistent rain)
  • Sandles/trainers that you don't mind getting wet/muddy
  • Waterproof bag(s) for mobile phone/camera/wallet etc while on the boat)
  • Towel
  • Money for your supermarket supplies and pub meals/drinks

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....Summer time and the canoeing is easy!

No experience is needed at all. That's right. As long as you are capable of paddling (full instructions given) for about 4-5 hours over the course of the day..

It's mostly gentle flow where the only thing you'll hear is the splash of water from your paddle, the call of a heron or cow from the bankside and the sound of your boat mate munching on crisps!

This is one of the most lovely stretches of water in the UK and the freedom to explore it in your boat just can't be beaten!

Just imagine now... we've nipped into the supermarket and stocked up on lunch, wine, beer and snacks.  The morning sun is shining as you push off from the bank and feel the easy, slow current, quietly pulling you serenely past majestic swans.

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*** Click here to see some previous photos for this trip ***
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The Low down..

Food:

Friday - With people drifting in at various times on Friday evening, eat before you come, grab a snack at the services or take your chances at the pub next to our campsite if you expect to get there by say 6pm.

Saturday - If you are someone that 'needs' to eat first thing then bring your food with you. After taking delivery of the Canoes around 9am, we will all go into the Asda next to the river launch point to stock up individually on any food/drink for snacks on both days (& your breakfast/lunch on Saturday.
We are booked in for Dinner on Sat night and Breakfast on Sunday morning at the award winning 'New Harp Inn' pub, right next to our campsite.

Sunday - The plan is to eat a celebratory final Sunday Lunch at one of the 2 pubs where we end the journey early to mid Sunday afternoon. Due to variations in finishing times depending on how fast the river flows, how your team paddle etc & at usually around 3 or 4 people wanting to get straight off back to London, we have found it best not to book this meal in advance. The organisers will check what people want to do for Sunday lunch as the journey progresses over the weekend & try to book space for the right number on Sat night/Sun morning 

Meet up details: Official meeting point is at Tressecks campsite for 9:00pm Friday night (Big Blue Tents) but you can drift in whenever you make it. At least a couple of uDarers will be at the tents at 9pm for half an hour, the rest will be in the pub.At least 2 organisers phone numbers will be emailed to you prior to the trip so just keep in touch with your expected arrival time or if you have any trouble meeting up.

Travel: We will endevour to match you all in the best way possible for car sharing or pick-ups from the nearest station to the campsite for anyone traveling by train but there is a possibility of you needing a taxi. We cannot guarantee lifts, it depends on the number of drivers etc. We have never had a problem on that front on 6 previous occasions 
*The canoe company will take us all to Hereford Saturday morning where we begin our journey. We'll make it back to our campsite late Saturday afternoon, setting off directly from the campsite Sunday morning, eventually reaching the end point in Ross-on-Wye somewhere from 1-3pm Sunday for dinner as mentioned above.

Find your way to Tressecks campsite in Hoarwithy with this map & find the two giant blue uDare tents! (We'll park cars there to come back to them after finishing around 2-3pm Sunday & grabbing a Sunday pub dinner).

* Note - Once we have ascertained numbers and who has transport and where everyone is leaving from Friday etc, we will try our best to match up drivers/passengers with leaving time/location etc and then put you in touch with each other to finalise arrangements.

This is a brilliant weekend and a great price - so sign up while you can!


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  • Wolf

    Anyone got some photo's to put up then? ;-)

    July 16, 2013

    • .az

      yes wolf i'm fine with that ...been upto my neck in work since coming back but will post them soonish i promise

      July 17, 2013

    • .az

      ...posted the pics here - feel free to take the ones you like : https://www.facebook.c...­

      July 18, 2013

  • Alina S.

    AWESOME!!!! And I would do it again any day! Thank you wonderful guys for organizing it!

    2 · July 15, 2013

  • .az

    ...fantastic weather and a fantastic bunch of people made this one to remember ...ivan's mother included!

    2 · July 15, 2013

    • Alina S.

      wow, is that what I think it is??? is it the great piece of heaven I did not want to leave from?

      1 · July 15, 2013

    • Bence M.

      Exactly!

      1 · July 15, 2013

  • Heather

    Great weekend - wish I was still there at the campsite enjoying the cool breezy and not home in my stuffy, too warm flatshare back in London!

    4 · July 14, 2013

  • Mirka

    --> uDare Liability Waiver: I'm unable to access the form, Samuya, can you please either send it to me as an attachment to [masked] or print a copy for me? Thank you.
    --> contact mobile numbers: can you please provide, Samuya?

    July 11, 2013

    • Bence M.

      I will bring a copy for you.

      July 12, 2013

    • Mirka

      thanks and dont worry, I just received it from S - thanks :)

      July 12, 2013

  • Saumya R.

    Chloe,az, ivan...we have a late attendee who will make it on their own and arrive at 22.20 at rose on wye coach stn.would any drivers be kind enough to pick her up? I will give you company ofcourse.

    July 12, 2013

  • Mirka

    Hi Saumya, can you please let us know your (or someone else's from the organizers group) contact details ie. mobile just in case we need to contact you on Friday? .....also, are any of the above mentioned food arrangements made in advance and therefore do you need to know our dietary requirements? Thanks, Mirka

    July 11, 2013

    • Saumya R.

      Mirka i dont believe any food is included in the price. Please can you clarify ?

      July 11, 2013

    • Mirka

      Don't worry about it, Saumya. I think I misunderstood it. Thanks.

      July 11, 2013

  • Tiziana

    Guys, please do this again later (september maybe?) I need to recover from a knee injury, then I'll be able to gallop along

    1 · July 11, 2013

  • Pooja

    Anyone has a space available for one in their car?

    July 11, 2013

  • Pooja

    Hi. I see there is still a place available. Is there any place available in any car that I could share please?

    July 11, 2013

  • Ivan M.

    Just a couple of suggestions and notes, we will be stopping to pick up vittles on the Saturday morning, that includes water etc so no need to stock up like a nuclear survivor before you leave London.

    Also fun stuff: I will make a fire on Friday and Saturday night, so bring marshmallows if you want... I will have a Frisbee but feel free to bring balls and especially water pistols (I'll have mine) and of course your swimming gear. You will need to keep cool, we'll be out on the river all day, exposed to the sun. Ohh and shoes that you can get wet and a dry bag, if you have one, or a good strong plastic bag you can 'seal' properly to keep food dry and possibly your electronic devices...

    July 11, 2013

  • Saumya R.

    Also any specific dietary requirements for Sun breakfast and how many of you will be staying on for lunch?

    July 11, 2013

    • .az

      ...i'm not in any rush to get back home on sunday so unless someone else in our car has a really legitimate reason to get back early i'm happy to stay for lunch ...my only dietary requirement is foooood! :o)

      July 11, 2013

    • Chloe N.

      Hi guys, I'm also happy to stay for lunch as long as none of the guys ni my car are in a rush. I also have no requirements, just food and lots of it. I can't wait and the weather is suppose to be amazing this weekend. Perfect!

      July 11, 2013

  • Saumya R.

    Hey peeps, just a quick heads up that the weatherforecast shows 28 to 29 degrees on sat morning.. do bring your sun creams, hats, sunglasses.. dont want anyone getting sun burnt or getting a sun stroke!:) Hellooo Sunshine!

    1 · July 11, 2013

    • .az

      ...fantastic! looking forward to it already!!!

      July 11, 2013

  • Bence M.

    is there a seat available with someone who travels by car on Friday?

    July 4, 2013

    • Saumya R.

      Bence, hopefully you have been in touch with Chris to sort out your transport?

      July 8, 2013

    • Bence M.

      Yep, we discussed the important bits already

      July 9, 2013

  • Saumya R.

    Alina, Heather and Cemanthe, please check your emails. I have sent you the logistics for fri :) Yay!!

    July 7, 2013

    • Saumya R.

      Send me ur email please...i sent it via meetup

      July 7, 2013

    • .az

      ...sometimes group messages from meetup ends up in junk mail folder ...so always worth checking that occasionally

      July 7, 2013

  • Saumya R.

    I will email Alina, heather and Cemsnthe soon.:)

    July 4, 2013

  • Saumya R.

    Heather, Cemanthe, Alina please can you send me your contact number so i can coordinate with you logistics for the fri :) Thanks
    [masked]

    July 2, 2013

    • Saumya R.

      Hi heather i did recieve ur numbers will email out logistics soon.

      1 · July 4, 2013

    • Heather

      Thank you!!!

      July 4, 2013

  • Bence M.

    damn, I was on a festival without internet and everything, am I too late to sign up? :(

    July 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Bence, although rsvp's did close as per the email so we could finalise numbers. We finalised based on 15 people in the end anyway so i have re-opened rsvp's for those final 2 spaces.. so you should be able to rsvp as normal now! ;-)

      July 4, 2013

    • Bence M.

      awesome!

      July 4, 2013

  • Alina S.

    This sounds like a great weekend away! Before booking it, could you let me know if there is anyone going from London and still has a space in their car to offer (of course, I'm happy to share costs)?

    June 29, 2013

    • Saumya R.

      Pooja, Alina Yes theres space for you guys. please go ahead and make your booking :)

      June 30, 2013

    • Saumya R.

      Cemanthe, ur already booked in. I will send out an email this week with who is in who's car:)

      June 30, 2013

  • Heather

    I am planning to book as soon as I get home this evening. Is there any chance of joining a carpool from London? I'm coming from Enfield but happy to meet wherever. I will contribute to petrol costs.

    June 30, 2013

    • Pooja

      Likewise. I will book tomorrow. And looking for a car pool

      June 30, 2013

    • Saumya R.

      yes Heather i have space for you in the car pool.

      1 · June 30, 2013

  • Chloe N.

    Hello, is there still space on this trip? It looks really fun!

    Thanks,

    Chloe

    June 19, 2013

    • Saumya R.

      Ace!! all sorted!

      June 23, 2013

    • Mirka

      Saumya, thank you for your responses and also THANK YOU for giving up your space in Chloe's car. I wonder though how are you going to get up there since you gave up your seat? I will drop an email to Chloe tonight....Thank you.

      June 24, 2013

  • Istvan

    Hi Guys. I'm going down to the campsite on the 12th July (Friday around 11am) with Ivan to set up the tents ,so on .... There is no more space in his car as it is a small coupe and we take the tents too. Just wanted to let you know that I don't need a lift any more.

    June 20, 2013

  • Melissa Leonie A.

    Hello, I am quite keen to go on this trip but I would like to know if there are already any transport arrangements yet before I commit.

    Thanx
    Mel

    June 11, 2013

    • Melissa Leonie A.

      Bad news :-( I just double checked the dates in my diary before payment and I won't be able to make it that week-end. So disappointed.

      June 16, 2013

    • Saumya R.

      :( no wqorries..next time k. x

      June 17, 2013

  • .az

    yay i'm in! don't have a car either so happy to share costs in someone else's car (i work in central london so happy to travel to another tube station within london for pickup) ...or take the train.

    June 15, 2013

    • Saumya R.

      Az, is pinar comin with you? :)

      June 16, 2013

  • AR

    Sounds amazing and I have never done it before. But unfortunately dates are wrong for me as I come back from Spain on the 13th of July, shame! Hope to share your next dare.

    June 16, 2013

  • Mirka

    Hello :) If there are not enough cars, what is the closest station you usually travel to please?...so that I can check the trains.....And how far from the station is the campsite please? (I'm sorry for all of the questions but as I always say it's always good to ask, than not to ask :) ) Thank you!

    June 10, 2013

    • Saumya R.

      Hi Mirka the closest station is Hereford. it's 10.5 miles driving so will have to arrange for a cab if cars are not available. In the last three years we've had no trouble buddying people with cars:)Fingers x'd so it will be this year too.

      June 11, 2013

  • Dan L.

    Is there an age limit ?

    May 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes Dan. 18+

      1 · May 31, 2013

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