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NACC survey results show that some of you would like to train to be coaches - great news. Club is prepared to pay 50% of your fees. Who wants to know more. Email Will the Chair ASAP.

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Lots of new events on the Calendar and Facebook.  Make sure you have a look.  Better still organise one yourself!

"The Bush" residential centre

Brian Walker, previously a club coach, writes asking for our support with an issue that affects his son, Liam.




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Flatwater and Touring

If you prefer the peace and tranquillity of a quiet river then training with North Avon Canoe Club will help you develop a strong forward paddling technique to help you get the most from your paddling.

River Severn to Bewdley - Working Plans PDF Print E-mail
Paddling - Flatwater and Touring
Written by Philip Williamson   

River Severn Bridgnorth to Bewdley working document (mod 27.03.14)

O.S. sheet 138.

Blue = put-in / get out points.



Put in 00.00

Severn Park

Slipway and parking left bank.

Car park SO 721933. Turning 100 m or so north of roundabout on A442.

No toilets but signs in town and toilets at Severn valley railway station.

Car park, pay and display £2 all day. (20 min free to drop off)

Followed by Bridgnorth rowing club steps left.


Bridgnorth Bridge 1810 (Railway station)

Take right arch in low water.

Campsite: The Old Vicarage. Tel. 01746 762301


Bridgnorth Bypass Bridge 1985



The Danery Inn left.


Mor Brook joins right.

Cast iron bridge over the brook caries the tow path.


South Staffs Bridge 1965


Hampton Loade (Railway station)

Passenger ferry. National Trust car park left. Dudmaston Estate. 17th century mansion, gardens and woodland.

The Unicorn Inn and camping right. Tel. 01746 861515



Run either side. Right more interesting. Whirlpools in the breakout on right.


Alveley Colliery Bridge 1937.

Colliery closed 1969


Highley (Railway stations, [2] c. 1.5km apart)

Access right bank by the Ship inn.

Camping upstream of buildings on right bank.


Borle Brook joins right


Shallows and small rapid.

Pass left of small island


Upper Arley footbridge 1971 (Railway station)

Quay left, slipway right, both above footbridge. Inn and Arley station on right. Arboretum close by.


Victoria Bridge Upper Arley 1861

When built was the largest cast iron bridge ever constructed. Twice as long as The Iron Bridge. Carries the Severn Valley Railway. Wye forest on right. Shingle bank 100 m below bridge. Pass on left.


Eyemore rapid.

Island. Pass left taking channel down main chute of rapid.

Can pole back up backwater to re run if you want to.

200 m below the island is a rock ledge with a break on the right.

Can re-run this one too.


Severn Pipe Bridge Trimpley

Carrying water from the Elan Valley to Birmingham.

Access on the left immediately after the bridge.

Steps to small car park at the end of Rag Lane


Railway Bridge dismantled

Dowles Brook joins immediately after

Take out


River right above bridge.

Pay and display car park on right 200m above the bridge SO 785755. £4.60 all day. Automated toilet (10p) in car park. Cafe, pub and chip shop within 100m.



Bewdley Bridge 1801 (Railway station)

Designed by Thomas Telford. Rowing club left above bridge, also land left below bridge. Can also land right above and below bridge.

Wye Forest canoe club left below bridge.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014 20:40
May 2011 Bank Holiday Canoe Camp - River Thames PDF Print E-mail
Paddling - Flatwater and Touring
Written by Stuart Williams   

UPDATE: With the Bank Holiday the campsites are filling up!!! If you have decided to join us for some or all of the trip you should make any necessary campsite reservations ASAP. Stuart.


We are planning a 3 day canoe camping trip over the late May bank holiday from Lechlade to Oxford. We'd be delighted if any of you would like to join us (preferably 2* paddlers).


We haven't figured out the car shuttling yet but aim either to get that over with on the Friday evening if possible so that we get a clean start on the river on Saturday morning, or use public transport from Oxford to recover cars on Monday evening - that really depends on whose coming and if we can sort out parking in Oxford.

Please get in touch if you are interested in joining us.

Stuart and Amanda Williams

Last Updated on Sunday, 08 May 2011 09:30
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