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Nene Whitewater Centre
Button When & Where
SUNDAY 21st July
Time 2.00pm (for a prompt start at 2.30pm)

Nene Whitewater Centre,
Bedford Road Northampton NN4 7AA
Button Details
We are paddling as part of a public session which is likely to get busy quite quickly. It is therefore essential that you are changed on on the water at 2.30pm prompt. Therefore please ensure you arrive by 2.00pm, ready to pay, change and do any paperwork.
The trip to the Nene Whitewater Centre takes about 1hr 15mins, assuming a clear motorway.
Button Competence
Paddlers should be at a BCU 2 star standard, and must be both competent and happy capsizing with a spray deck.
      *** If in doubt - please ask (prior to travelling) ***
Button Transport
You should arrange your own transport, and should arrange to take all equipment (see list below) with you.
As we a paddling as part of a PUBLIC session you must bring the following completed form with you. If you have a 3-Star certificate, you will be able to sign on to the course on your own, but you must bring this with you as proof.
All paddlers MUST complete a Nene medical consent form, signed by a parent if under 18. NO FORM, NO PADDLING
All 3* paddlers MUST complete a Nene risk declaration form, signed by a parent if under 18. NO FORM, NO PADDLING
All non-3* paddlers MUST complete a Nene risk declaration form, signed by a parent if under 18. NO FORM, NO PADDLING
All under 18 paddlers MUST complete a Parental/Guardian Consent Form.NO FORM, NO PADDLING
Button Equipment
Paddlers must take all their own equipment, or ensure that any equipment they require is collected and signed out on the previous Tuesday or Saturday HJCC session.
Personal Kayaking
Cagoule / Dry-Cag / Semi-dry Cag Kayak
Warm top layers (will get wet) Paddle
Swimwear Spray deck
Change of Clothes / shoes Crash Helmet
Towel (Soap - see Note 2) Buoyancy Aid
Sun cream (check forecast below)
Plastic Sack (for wet kit)
Suitable shoes for water
(water shoes or plimsolls)

Note 1: Avoid cotton or other water absorbent materials
Note 2: The Nene WhiteWater Centre has changing rooms and showers.
Button Leader
Click to send e-mail Paul Simmonds
Home: 01753 647209
Mobile: 07802 384600
Parents must either be present themselves, or make arrangements with other parents to take responsibility for their children when off the water.
Button Other Information
The entire course is easily accessible for non-paddlers and there are some good vantage points to watch your children and/or take photographs..
There is a reasonable family friendly pub just up the road from the Nene Whitewater Centre.
Button Fees
If you have a 3-Star you will book in and pay the Nene Whitewater Centre directly.
  • £13 - Adults with 3-Star
  • £10 - Under 18 with 3-Star
If you do not have a 3-Star (and thus require coaching) you will pay the HJCC Coach (who will then book in the coaching group and pay the Nene on your behalf).
Therefore please bring cash if possible
  • £13 - 18+ HJCC Members without 3-Star
  • £10 - u18 HJCC Members without 3-Star
  • £18 - 18+ non-HJCC Members without 3-Star
  • £15 - u18 non-HJCC Members without 3-Star
Non-HJCC Members (being signed-in by a Coach) MUST also complete a temporary membership form (no need for a photo)
Hillingdon Junior Canoe Club
2019 Membership Form
Button How to get there
The Nene Whitewater Centre is situated on the Bedford Rd (A428), at the Junction of the A45 / A428, about 5 minutes from the M1 junction 15.
From the motorway, follow the signs A508 to Wellingborough.
After approx. 2 miles, the A508 becomes the A45 (the Centre is signposted at this point), Come off at the junction of the A428 and follow the signs to Bedford.
You will see the Bedford Rd. weir and the Nene Whitewater Centre on the right (but you can’t turn in to the Centre yet).
You need to proceed to the next roundabout and turn right, then parallel the main road back in to the Nene WW Centre.
The access road is at the bottom of the traffic island on the right.
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(Booking usually required)
Nene Whitewater Centre Location: 52°13'42.65"N  0°52'3.73"W (Decimal: 52.229040, -0.866021)