RIVER DART – LOOP TRIP
Friday 20th January – Sunday 22nd January 2017
For those who don’t know the Dart, this delightful Grade 3 section of the river requires a reasonably reliable whitewater roll. You should be competent at paddling in flow below the bridge at Yalding. In very high water levels, decisions will be made on suitability for paddling. We occasionally padle the Walkham or the Tavy, depending on water levels. Last year, a small group also paddled the Upper Dart.
Accommodation for Friday and Saturday nights is in Powder Mills Bunkhouse, on the B3212 just north of Two Bridges (Grid reference SX628 769), where we have stayed for the last couple of years. The address is Powder Mills
Bunkhouse, Princetown, Yelverton, Devon PL20 6SP; details at http://www.powdermillsbunkhouse.co.uk. You need to bring a sleeping bag, pillow and towel, plus warm clothing as the fire is sometimes slow to warm up the bunkhouse. Mobile phone signal is poor. Satnav can be dubious
Cooked breakfasts for Saturday and Sunday, and an evening meal for Saturday will be provided. Please let us know if you are vegetarian. Everyone is expected to join in and help. There will be chocolate bars for on the river, a sandwich for the journey home, and tea and coffee. You will need to find your own food for Friday night, but cheese and biscuits will be available. Please bring any drink you want.
The cost, including food, will be £35 per person. Please send cheques, payable to Whitewater Action Medway, to Gary Jenkins, 25 Morgans Way, Hevingham, Norfolk NR10 5PD, or alternatively request bank details for a BACs transfer. Cash can be paid at pool sessions. Please make payment asap to secure your place.
The bunkhouse will accept dogs, but Martin at Powder Mills requests that the dogs are not long-haired and moulting, as he has to hoover!