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Boulters Weir Trip
 
When & Where
Saturday 8th July 2017
8.45am for 9am on water

Boulters Lock, Maidenhead
Details
Boulters Lock Weir & Kayak Flume is a public facility and is shared with anyone else who want to paddle there.
Thus we aim to be there early on the Saturday to (hopefully) get there before the rush!
We are planning to meet at the car park opposite Boulters Lock cut around 8.45am (see maps below). Be changed and on the water for 9am and play for just under two hours, to be back in the car park by 11am.
Facilities
Parents can walk from the car park onto the island where there is a tea shop and ice creams available, as well as plenty of space to watch us play on the flume, take pictures etc. You may want to bring a camping chair if you have one! The island is a public park so if it's sunny you may want to bring a picnic for when we finish and/or shop in Maidenhead afterwards.
Competence
Paddlers should be at a BCU 2 star standard, and must be both competent and happy capsizing with a spray deck in rough / moving water.
If you have any questions on the required level of competence, please ask.
Transport
You should arrange your own transport for yourself and any equipment you require.
Please speak to Paul if there are any issues.
Equipment
Personal Kayaking*
Cagoule / Dry-Cag / Semi-dry Cag Kayak
Wetsuit (optional) Paddle
Warm top layers (will get wet) Spray deck
Swimwear Crash Helmet
Change of Clothes / shoes Buoyancy Aid
Towel
Plastic Sack (for wet kit)
Suitable shoes for water (water shoes or plimsolls)
Note: Avoid water absorbent materials
You can collect/borrow club equipment the Saturday before or when HOAC is open.
Leader
Click to send e-mail Paul Simmonds
Mobile: 07802 384600
HJCC Leaders are responsible for your children while on the water, but not off the water. Parents should either be present themselves, or make arrangements with other parents to take responsibility for their children when off the water.
How to get there
Directions from Slough
Follow the A4 toward Maidenhead and cross the Thames at Maidenhead bridge.
At this roundabout turn right and continue parallel to the river.
You will pass a log cabin tea hut on your left.
Continue past the lock on the right and over a speed bump.
The car park is shortly after this on the left. (Marked Boulters Lock Pay & Display Car Park)
Beware there is a 1.9m height restriction.
Postcode for your SatNav: SL6 8JP
Click to display a map Google Maps of how to find Boulters Lock Car Park
Click to display a map Google Maps link to Boulters Lock Weir
Click to display a map Link to Boulters Lock on the UK Rivers Guidebook
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