Shrewsbury Canoe Club

OC / Touring Kayak 2 Day Trip - Chris Humphries PEER PADDLE

  • 3 May 2021
  • 4 May 2021
  • Llangollen Canal: Llangollen to Lower Frankton section


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This is a 2-day out and back trip (3rd & 4th May), with a canal side overnight wild camp, which forms one of three back to back trips along the full length of the Llangollen Canal.

The full set of three back to back trips are: 3rd & 4th May, 5th & 6th May and 7th & 8th May.

We still have Covid-19 with us so this is a Covid-19 secure trip, so there will be no car sharing or shuttles, hence the out, camp and return nature of the trip. Everyone will need to maintain 2m distance and carry a face mask on land and on the water in case we have to get closer eg. helping someone to launch/adjust their boat etc.

Likewise, everyone will need their own tent and camping equipment, although sharing a tandem canoe is acceptable. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, and space limitations at the canal side (where we must not block the tow path), numbers are limited.

In addition to your canoeing/kayaking gear, including canoe/kayak capable of carrying your camping gear, you will need overnight camping gear and food for each day on the water. N.B. You will need a small one-person tent as it is essential that we do not block the canal tow path (which larger tents would do. You will also need a portage trolley and straps for your boat as there will be several locks to portage on most days during the entire length of the Llangollen Canal (it might be possible to hire one from the club prior to the trip).

You will need an open canoe or touring kayak capable of carrying you and your camping equipment. You should also carry your British Canoeing membership card or a temporary boat licence for your craft. No cotton clothing should be worn as cotton is cold when wet and takes a long time to dry.

You will need a head torch for the tunnels (where you must display a white light) as well as for in and around your tent at night. As we will be wild camping you will need a trowel and a toileting/ablutions pack. If you don’t know why you might need a trowel, tell me before the trip so that I can send information. On average we will be paddling about 15 miles per day. Participants will need to be able to paddle the distances as well as being capable of portaging their craft around the locks. Meeting location and time to be confirmed.

For more information please email Chris Humphries on

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