Paddle to Lundy - advice^

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Paddle to Lundy - advice^

Post by steve.bowens » Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:25 pm

Thinking to paddleing to Lundy in April, any advice on the following greatly receved:
1. best time of tide from Illicomb?
2. campsite - do i need to pre book?
3. if the weather is not good can you just jump onto the ferry with your boat or does this need to be pre booked?
4. do you need any special permission to climb on the island?

Thanks

Steve

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Post by Mark R » Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:47 pm

1. 1 hour after local HW
2. Yes.
3. Can be arranged on the spot from the island, call the shore office for more info.
4. I think so - call the shore office.
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Re: Paddle to Lundy - advice

Post by dwbald » Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:57 pm

On climbing front you don't need permission but you do need to stay within the nesting restrictions. The restrictions run from April 1st to July 31st inclusive and are subject to continual review. Best to contact the shore office. Once on the island ask the wardens about your planned venues.

Its blood fantastic climbing after July.

Also the campsite only has a limited number of spaces. The local infrastructure can only support so many people. Best advise is book your places then plan your trip around the dates.

The Marisco Tavern does some good food. Its a wonderful experience go for it.
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Post by DJM » Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:41 pm

Read somewhere or saw on the tele that the total accomodation was about 75% booked already for 2009 back in January. Best ring up the Lundy office to check !


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Post by Owen » Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:09 pm

You can stay at alsorts of accommodation on the island from the lighthouse to a tiny cottage or a huge mansion.
http://www.lundyisland.co.uk/
I paddled across from Woolacomb with a kayak full of heavy climbing kit, I'm not sure it was worth the effort. The weight slowed me down when getting off the beach at Woolacomb and I got back looped. An extra heavy sea kayak in the surf wasn't funny. Once on the island the climbings great but I think you have to either go climbing or go kayaking; it takes just too much swag to do both.
The Marsco Tavern is fantastic.

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Re: Paddle to Lundy - advice

Post by dwbald » Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:34 pm

You can send bags over on the ferry and they will drop them at your allotted accommodation. Save the heavy boat...
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Post by steddyjames » Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:40 am

Hey Steve, good to catch up the other week.

Are you still planning on coming over for the Arran Islands as well? Now we are back from California I'm hoping to get something sorted and organise boats so you just need your flight.

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Re: Paddle to Lundy - advice

Post by steve.bowens » Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:41 pm

Thank you so much to everyone providing all this info, i am blowen away!!

Steve - had best weekend ever, am still up for Aaron islands, DW is off due to injury (phil has put his back out and the surf has been too good for me to be flapping about in a marathon boat).

Am looking into perhaps comming over first week of Easter hols, are you guys about them?

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Re: Paddle to Lundy - advice

Post by steddyjames » Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:51 am

Marathon boat or surf....I see your dilemma!!

When are the easter hols? Is that the 2nd week in April? Is so then I think I might be back in the States but let me know the dates and I'll try to make sure my trip doesn't clash.

We should be catching up with Joanna this week so will talk boats and stuff. If the conditions are terrible there is still plenty we can do in the Bay.

Bring your river stuff as well, there's a tidal playspot not far from my house.

ps. I think I actually meant to PM you my first message but hey ho!

pps. The photo's from the weekend are all on-line, I'll email you the link.

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