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South Wales Weekend

12 October, 2018 - 14 October, 2018


Whitewater Intermediate (see our Experience Guide for more info)

Grade 2/3/4 Whitewater
Member booking available from: 12th July 2018
Non-member booking (space allowing) from: 24th September 2018

Booking terms:
Booking will be made available to club members from the above date. If there are free spaces, they will be opened to non-members 3 weeks prior to the trip.
Payment must be made in full within 2 weeks of booking. If no payment is received, you will be removed from the list. This is to ensure a level playing field for all and to stop trip space blocking.
Return of monies due to cancellation is at the discretion of the committee and a decision will be made depending on individual circumstance.

Ability level:
We will be paddling Grade 2/3 rivers on this trip and the trip has been graded whitewater intermediate. Depending on water levels these may raise to a Grade 4. To assess your suitability for a trip please read this description. If you have any doubt please talk to the lead coach.
Please note that river levels can change dramatically dependent on water levels and therefore it may not always be possible to support a paddler safely on a river in all conditions. Remember that others may have to support you on the river too.
The lead coach’s decision will take in as many risk factors as possible and will depend on an individual’s ability to take part and recent/known experience. The coach’s decision is final as to who can/cannot take part. We support paddler progression but this must sit alongside our responsibility to you and others to have an enjoyable but above all safe paddle.

Rivers to be determined on the weekend, subject to weather conditions. Possible rivers are the:

  • Usk
  • Wye
  • Mellte (if there is enough water)

Brecon Bunkhouse is in the heart of the Black Mountains area of the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales, famous for its wild mountains and rugged terrain. The bunkhouse accommodates up to 31 in modern bunk-rooms. Rooms vary from 2 bunks to 10. The bunkhouse also has a well-equipped kitchen with a catering stove, a spacious dining room, and a large separate lounge with comfortable sofas and a wood-burning stove.

Note that bedding/linen is NOT provided so you will need to bring sleeping bags, pillows and towels

The Bunkhouse is at:
Brecon Bunkhouse
Cwmfforest Farm

Please also see the website at http://www.brecon-bunkhouse.co.uk/

It is estimated that the cost of the trip will be approximately £32 per person including breakfast on both days. Dinner is not included so you may need to venture out to find a local pub.

Other Information:
For those of you who are coming away with Bromley Canoe Club for the first time we have created a document telling you what to expect and a list of things you will need to bring please see the link.
Anyone requiring any club kit should contact me or a member of the committee.
The Trip Organiser and/or Lead Coach have the final say.

Lead coach for the weekend is to be announced.

The club recommends that all boats are fitted with rear air bags, this is to assist with safety for all on the water.
If anyone has any questions, let me know

Michael Stannard



12 October, 2018
14 October, 2018
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South Wales – Breacon Bunkhouse
Cwmfforest Farm
Brecon, LD3 0EU United Kingdom
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