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Yalding and River Beult.
January 19 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The first touring trip of 2020 and an introduction to paddling in (not too) cold weather, hence a short trip approx 3 miles.
Meet at boathouse at 10:00.
Load boats and leave by 10:30
Meet at Hampstead Lane, Yalding, ME18 6HG at 11:15
Launch by 11:30.
Head towards Hampstead Lock, portage at the lock around the marina right into the Medway then left in to the Beult and paddle as far as we can go or until people are tired approx 13:00.
Turn around and return to Hampstead Lane by 14:15
Retire to Teaport Island Café for restorative warm drink at 15:00 (closes at 16:00)
Back to boathouse by 17:00.
We will not be stopping for lunch, so please bring a snack/sandwich/energy bar etc and drink you can consume before the trip and/or in the boat.
If you do not want to go to the café, it might be wise to being a flask and snack instead as you will be hungry afterwards!
The nearest toilet is at the café (hopefully will be open) a good 10 minute walk from where we launch and recover so be prepared.
Please note, this trip is weather dependant.
If there is snow and/or ice making driving difficult, is very cold or there is flooding the trip will be postponed to a later date.
If you are interested please let me (Tim Harlow) know, I shan’t be at the boathouse for the next two Saturdays but will be on the Saturday before the trip.
Transport might be an issue, please let me know if you have a car with roof bars and straps.
Teapot Island Café