Abingdon Circuit paddle including Swift Ditch. Enjoy a varied and exciting local paddling experience.
Trip Leaders Ed Edwards and Adrian Moon
Minimum age 12 years
Competent paddlers - 2 star standard. If not sure please contact Ed.
Must be able to paddle at least five hours with occasional breaks. Cope with different environments including weirs (with possible moving water opportunity for those who want it!) and water slides. Swift Ditch is a narrow backwater of the Thames and has many trees. There may be occasional portaging and wet feet or more during the day.
Essential that participants follow instructions and can work within a team.
Craft - this trip is ideally suited for tandem canoe However solo opens and kayaks welcome
Marina - R Thames - R Ock - canal - Thames - portage Abingdon Weir - R Thames - Swift Ditch - R Thames - Marina
This is dependent on weather and river conditions. The Leaders reserve the right to alter the day as required.
Meet Abingdon Marina 10am Finish 5pm
S Quay, Abingdon OX14 5TW
(Boats can be hired. They can be collected after the Open Day at 3pm on Saturday 22nd April. Please contact us if this applies to you).