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by mike@cap
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: any obstructions or problems on Tawe, Nedfecchan or Sawdde please
Replies: 0
Views: 146

any obstructions or problems on Tawe, Nedfecchan or Sawdde please

Hi All
Planning a paddle on 01 and 02 Feb on the likes of Tawe (Pen y Cae downstream). Nedfecchan, Sawdde or maybe even the Ogmore.
Any current reports of problems or obstructions please ?
Thanks
Mike
by mike@cap
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Kakayak delivery ..North wales to Croydon and West Midlands to Croydon
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Re: Kakayak delivery ..North wales to Croydon and West Midlands to Croydon

Hi Ben Just left a message for you to call me. The boat seller is very happy with that, is also willing to meet you at a suitable location, such as maybe Llangollen or wherever ? perhaps if you can ring me to agree our details and then I'll give you the sellers number and you can finalise pick up ar...
by mike@cap
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Kakayak delivery ..North wales to Croydon and West Midlands to Croydon
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Re: Kakayak delivery ..North wales to Croydon and West Midlands to Croydon

Hi Ben That would be absolutely brilliant and obviously I could arrange to pick up the boat from Bromley. I'd obviously also be happy to contribute to petrol costs. It's late now, so I'll give you a ring in the morning and then once we've spoken I'll give the seller a ring and check out that collect...
by mike@cap
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Kakayak delivery ..North wales to Croydon and West Midlands to Croydon
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Kakayak delivery ..North wales to Croydon and West Midlands to Croydon

Anybody got any recommendations please for getting a Kayak over two journies …. Colwyn Bay to Croydon ( seller could deliver to Llangollen area) West Midlands to Croydon The Croydon address is 20 minutes from M25/A22/A21/A23 junctions or could meet / pick up from an agreed point ! In both cases buyi...
by mike@cap
Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Need 5 - 10 Whitewater Kayaks
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Need 5 - 10 Whitewater Kayaks

Moving to a new Pool so a number of our older Kayaks are to be semi retired to become dedicated Pool Boats. Over next few months needing to purchase between 5 - 10 Whitewater Kayaks probably a mix of types and sizes in good condition costing circa £300 - £500 each. We're based in Croydon close to M2...
by mike@cap
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Boats, paddles and spraydecks for Pool Sessions
Replies: 1
Views: 215

Boats, paddles and spraydecks for Pool Sessions

Our Club has recently had to move to a new Swimming Pool, due closure of old one, where we now need to establish a dedicated fleet of Pool boats, paddles and spray decks. anybody / maybe a centre got any low price stock that you maybe want to dispose of. Initially need 5 -10 Kayaks and about 15 - 20...
by mike@cap
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Afon Tawe - Glyntawe to Abercraf
Replies: 15
Views: 6174

Re: Afon Tawe - Glyntawe to Abercraf

Planning to paddle this Monday 28th October 2019 any update on trees down between Glyntawe and A4067 bottom of the Abercraf Gorge.
Thanks
Mike
by mike@cap
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Lower Ogmore (Ogmore Vale to Ogmore Beach)
Replies: 24
Views: 7687

Re: Lower Ogmore (Ogmore Vale to Ogmore Beach)

Planning o paddle the Ogmore over 26 or 27 October 2019
any update on levels or possible tree obstructions etc ?
Thanks
Mike
by mike@cap
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Afon Tywi - Junction Pool to Dolauhirion
Replies: 21
Views: 6470

Re: Afon Tywi - Junction Pool to Dolauhirion

Planning another Club trip Sat 26 October 2019,
hopefully with some water for once,
an updates on possible tree blockages etc. please
Thanks
Mike
by mike@cap
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Kayak Club Insurance Cover..who do you use ?
Replies: 0
Views: 348

Kayak Club Insurance Cover..who do you use ?

Hi We're a London based Kayak and Canoe Club wanting to ensure our boats and equipment against theft or Fire from our secure premises. probably about 20 boats plus paddles, spray decks etc. Can I ask who people use for this ? We've been using NW Brown / Navigator & General for 16 years but seems the...
by mike@cap
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Afon Tywi - Junction Pool to Dolauhirion
Replies: 21
Views: 6470

Re: Afon Tywi - Junction Pool to Dolauhirion

Any more updates on the tree stuck in the Tywi Gorge.
Also any local coaches able to lead a group for us, on the Tywi or alternative local River, on Saturday 30th March .
We have a club group but short of one coach.
Thanks
by mike@cap
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Afon Tywi - Junction Pool to Dolauhirion
Replies: 21
Views: 6470

Re: Afon Tywi - Junction Pool to Dolauhirion

Many thanks
by mike@cap
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Afon Nedd Fechan
Replies: 12
Views: 4956

Re: Afon Nedd Fechan

Thinking of paddling either the Nedd Fechan or the Tawe on Monday 01st April, any hazards to be aware of and any advice re recommended water level on Gauge
Thanks

Mike
Croydon Active Paddlers
by mike@cap
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Coach and advice needed Tywi and Ogmore 30 & 31 March
Replies: 0
Views: 414

Coach and advice needed Tywi and Ogmore 30 & 31 March

Hi We're a Canoe Club from London running a beginners trip to South Wales on 30 and 31 March. Our numbers have grown so that we now need an extra Coach on both days. Looking at hopefully (water levels permitting) paddling the TYWI on Sat 30 March and The OGMORE on Sun 31 March. Appreciate they're so...
by mike@cap
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Lower Ogmore (Ogmore Vale to Ogmore Beach)
Replies: 24
Views: 7687

Re: Lower Ogmore (Ogmore Vale to Ogmore Beach)

HI Any updates re access or tree blockages etc for the Ogmore. Paddled the river with our club numerous times, love the river, fantastic for our Beginner groups, (albeit literally sadly found a dead person in the river when we paddled it once !) hoping to paddle weekend of 30-31 March but wondering ...
by mike@cap
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Afon Tywi - Junction Pool to Dolauhirion
Replies: 21
Views: 6470

Re: Afon Tywi - Junction Pool to Dolauhirion

Planning a Club trip over the weekend of 30 -31 March 2019 down the Tywi. any updates please on the tree situation, particularly the one in the gorge, indeed is the gorge paddleable, with a portage ? . Also any ideas re accessing the river, we've previously used the C&C Camp Site, with their permiss...
by mike@cap
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tywi tree blockage and advice on Gwydderig
Replies: 5
Views: 696

Re: Tywi tree blockage and advice on Gwydderig

Brilliant, thank you, looks like a good option
by mike@cap
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tywi tree blockage and advice on Gwydderig
Replies: 5
Views: 696

Tywi tree blockage and advice on Gwydderig

Planning to run an Introduction to Whitewater this weekend. First day scheduled for the Ogmore, third day for the Usk from Sennybridge to Aberbran. On Day Two we're planning the Tywi but notice comments re three trees downed last weekend in the Gorge. Any advice on those and portaging them, that apa...
by mike@cap
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Red River Mohawk 15 on River Towy 22nd Oct
Replies: 1
Views: 561

Re: Red River Mohawk 15 on River Towy 22nd Oct

Thank you for those very useful updates. Can you kindly advise on the current access, in the past we've got on by the bridge /layby below Junction Pool but gather that is now fenced off. I see reports of a path down the bank 100m upstream from the Bridge, also of access at Rhandirmwyn Bridge and fin...
by mike@cap
Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Palm Torrent Dry Suit FS Size XL £225
Replies: 4
Views: 634

Re: Palm Torrent Dry Suit FS Size XL £225

Hi
Wonder if Drysuit still for sale ?
Do you have photos I could view, dropbox has dropped !
Any leaks or problems ?
Appreciate response either way
Thanks
Mike
by mike@cap
Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: Dartmoor Water levels this weekend
Replies: 1
Views: 1235

Re: Dartmoor Water levels this weekend

hI all Any feedback re water levels on Dartmoor this weekend, seems its been raining all day Thursday, heavy rain thursday night thru till mid Friday morning. Then rain mid Saturday afternoon right thru till Sunday afternoon ! Any thoughts on whether that will be enough, what effect today's rain has...
by mike@cap
Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: Dartmoor Water levels this weekend
Replies: 1
Views: 1235

Dartmoor Water levels this weekend

hI all Any feedback re water levels on Dartmoor this weekend, seems its been raining all day Thursday, heavy rain thursday night thru till mid Friday morning. Then rain mid Saturday afternoon right thru till Sunday afternoon ! Any thoughts on whether that will be enough, what effect today's rain has...
by mike@cap
Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:23 am
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Courier Badly Needed!
Replies: 1
Views: 1495

Re: Courier Badly Needed!

Try Direct Couriers, they delivered a Medium Burn from Swanage to London this week, cost of £48 + £7 optional £1000 insurance, which seemed to be a flat UK rate ?, Took best part of a week to collect and deliver but it did the job and they didn't seem worried about bubble wrap or whatever. You could...
by mike@cap
Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:24 am
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Afon Nedd Fechan
Replies: 12
Views: 4956

Afon Nedd Fechan... horshoe falls tree cleared

Pleased to advise that the two trees that have effectively been blocking Horseshoe Falls on The Nedd Fechan for the last three years or so have now been removed. A party from Croydon Active Paddlers (CAP), with approval from Natural Resources Wales, sent a work party to the blockage, back in Novembe...
by mike@cap
Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:09 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bunkhouse in North Wales
Replies: 9
Views: 1578

Re: Bunkhouse in North Wales

Conwy Falls Café
Guess they'll serve a nice pot of tea then :)
by mike@cap
Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Afon Nedd Fechan
Replies: 12
Views: 4956

Re: Afon Nedd Fechan

Any update re clearance of the trees from Horsehoe Falls ?
Is there any reason why our Club can't try and remove the fallen trees
aware that this is in a protected area but if trees have fallen and are causing
a hazard could we remove them ? Any advice appreciated
by mike@cap
Sat Oct 25, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Afon Nedd Fechan
Replies: 12
Views: 4956

Nedd Fechan tree blockages ?

Any update or progress re the Trees on the Nedd Fechan please ?
Shame that such a brilliant River is / was pretty much out of bounds due to the trees down.
Presume no interest from local Clubs/ Kayakers to do a tree clearance operation ?
Thanks for an update
Mike
by mike@cap
Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: water levels south wales ?
Replies: 2
Views: 369

water levels south wales ?

Trapped into running a Club trip to South Wales this weekend, staying in Abercraf so 2 minutes from Middle Tawe. Plans had been Middle Tawe, Nedd Fechan and Middle (and maybe Upper) Sawdde for a group of paddlers moving from Grade 3 to Grade 4. Appreciate everything very low albeit supposedly light ...
by mike@cap
Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Usk Abrebran Egress
Replies: 2
Views: 639

River Usk Abrebran Egress

If there's enough water then hoping to take beginners group on Usk, Sennybridge to Aberbran this Sunday. Can I check please 1. Sennybridge access still thru Farmer's Market 2. Aberbran egress, all the guide books say farm River left but sure when we did it a couple of years back we were redirected t...