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Medway Valley Sunday 23rd September 2018

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:41 am
by Tharlow
I am organising a trip in the Medway Valley from Strood to Halling and return.

We meet at the boathouse at 9.00.
Load boats and leave at 9.30. 
Arrive at Strood Steps, Canal Road, Strood, ME2 4DR (18 miles) at 10.30. 
Please keep cars to a minimum as parking may be limited. 
The nearest toilets are at Strood Station, if open.
Launch at 11.00 and head up river with the incoming tide passing under Rochester and Medway Bridges to Halling (4.5 miles) or Wouldham (5 miles) to have lunch.
Please note there will be mud and debris on the shore when launching.

High Water at Halling is at 12:59 
Have lunch whilst tide turns.
Start return at 14.00 
I plan to arrive back at Strood Steps by 16.00 and return to the boathouse by 17.30 

The get out at Strood is very muddy, so please bring water and cloths to wash and wipe mud off boats and yourselves.
Photos of last trip are at:-

If you are using club equipment, please book at:-

Paddlers should be of a 2* standard.
This is a joint trip with our friends from Maidstone and Bewl Water Canoe Clubs.
Will be at the boathouse on Saturday to answer any questions you may have.

Re: Medway Valley Sunday 23rd September 2018

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:10 pm
by Tharlow
Having followed various weather forecasts over the past few days for Sunday's trip from Strood to Halling on the Medway, the high winds will probably pass over today.

Tomorrow (Saturday) looks fine but the forecast for Sunday vary from showers to light rain throughout the day with winds from 9/12 mph with gusts of 17mph.

Going down river we would be paddling into the wind and getting very wet.

Given the uncertainty of the wind and rain on Sunday, I have decided to cancel the trip.

Please forward this to anyone you know intends to do the trip.