Holme Pierpont

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paddlesmurf
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Holme Pierpont

Post by paddlesmurf » Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:58 pm

Hi All,

I recently resumed paddling after an extended break and am thinking of paddling the white water course at holme pierpont with a few mates. I've been to their website but can't see any details which weekends are available how much it costs etc. Anyone know the score?

Cheers

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Re: Holme Pierpont

Post by stoney030 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:44 pm

Generally they are open for casual paddling after 10am. The salalom guys have the run of the course before 10am. It would be worthwile just giving them a call to check if they have any events on at a weekend which would preclude casual paddling. Also worthwile with the current weather to call them to check if the course is open. High river levels sometimes cause closures.

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Re: Holme Pierpont

Post by HarryWats0n » Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:50 pm

The cost is £10 for over 18's and £5 for under 18's Phone no is, 0115 982 1212 there is automated phone messages about days open etc. Enjoy.

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Re: Holme Pierpont

Post by Wildswimmer Pete » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:31 pm

Please kick me hard if you think this is a silly question, but given that I can't drive or carry any equipment, if I ever find myself at HPP, can kayaks and/or windsails be hired for use on the lake - there's no way I'd go near the whitewater course!

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Re: Holme Pierpont

Post by box2k2 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:36 pm

It's down the bottom of this:

http://www.nwscnotts.com/useful-info/events/

Apparently nothing on basically all this month. Always best to give them a call before travelling though.

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Re: Holme Pierpont

Post by Grumpy old man » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:54 pm

Wildswimmer Pete wrote:Please kick me hard if you think this is a silly question, but given that I can't drive or carry any equipment, if I ever find myself at HPP, can kayaks and/or windsails be hired for use on the lake - there's no way I'd go near the whitewater course!

Wildswimmer Pete
Hi Pete
I'm not aware of any equipment hire at HPP. You can hire demo boats from the Peak shop at the entrance to the grounds of HPP but I'm not sure if you can hire paddles or other equipment. The demo hire is more for boaters trying before buying.

Grumpy
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Re: Holme Pierpont

Post by goliver » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:00 pm

Wildswimmer Pete
You can hire open canadians and sit on top kayaks as well as sailing boats on the main lake at HPP so long as it has not been booked exclusively for an event or such.
Ring to check avaiability before travelling and press the 'Pay and Play' option on the telephone extension to reach the cabin where they run from.

George

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Re: Holme Pierpont

Post by Wildswimmer Pete » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:37 am

Thanks for the info, folks. It's mostly in case I'm on a lorry run with my pal and there's some time for a break.

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Re: Holme Pierpont

Post by ol » Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:24 pm

Trying to find up to date and pertinent info online for HPP is a bit like trying to find the lost city of Atlantis....
The amount of questions you get on here about it is testament to that.

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Re: Holme Pierpont

Post by paddlesmurf » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:02 pm

Maybe its deliberate, if you don't know the secret hand shake you can't paddle.

Thanks for the info everyone.

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Re: Holme Pierpont

Post by aria230 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:05 pm

As others have said, its £10 for over 18's and its best to ring before you go. I'm pretty sure it'll be flooded at the moment though

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Re: Holme Pierpont

Post by bigben » Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:28 pm

If you're heading up after work, after 6PM weekdays it's a fiver :) Normally open till 8 or 9, depending on how many people are about.

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Re: Holme Pierpont

Post by HOPPERBD » Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:17 pm

Also, try not to drink the water. The quality isnt exactly err..... good at times.

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