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Farne Islands

July 6 @ 8:00 AM - July 13 @ 5:00 PM

Farne Islands.

Sea kayaks only: Intermediate, 3 star/sea kayak award.

Accommodation: Camping.

All participants must speak to Clive prior to event.

Clive Marfleet 07795508839

clive.marfleet@tiscali.co.uk

Details to follow

Farn islands  a selection of islands off the coast of Northumerland of out standing beauty national wildlife area home of seals puffins and dolphins .

You need to book your camping the campsite has showers and good toilets we have been able to launch directly from the site trolleys needed

Seahouses town has a number of good restaurants /take aways with camping in July  we have extended light in the evenings which helps when cooking after a long paddle, and early light which helps us getting out.

We should all be ready to depart from the campsite by 9am (times may very) paddles finish about 4pm again this varies.

Trips vary depending on conditions winds and tides ,worth taking walking boots in case of poor weather. Some trips will be long so worth getting fit for these or chose a rest or sight seeing day, or river paddle.

Its often beneficial to sort kayaks on correct cars and equipment out the night before.

This is not a beginner  trip you need to be able to paddle at a proficient level and be able to complete 15-20 miles per day (Bradwell to Maldon distances)There are limited spaces this also depends on how many other sea leaders  sign up, please confirm with Clive for available spaces.

Ensure you have your medical record card in your Buoyancy aid

 

Where to  Farn islands

Date    Arrive  6 leave 13 july 2024

Accommodation   Beadnell camp site  01665 720586 Camping  and caravan club site adjacent to the sea some trips will be from camp site Camping may be worth being a member as  big discounts especially for over 60s book  your space early 25mtr cable needed for electric 1pm arrival earliest 8pm latest

Booking 02477110343  worth joining caravan club discount if over 60s ask to be close to Marfleet group my ref 49780911

Aim of trip Paddles to inner and outer farns islands lindesfarn island and nearby coastline

Those interested so far  Clive Marfleet. Liz Cannon Jacki starr  Estell kemp, john Davey, Roger mills, Meacheal robinson  Del Clark,  Mags & Rachel . Dave                                              Puttock Graham  Mcloud, Judy Podd          

Open to Competent sea paddlers 3 star (sea kayak  award )standard please ensure you are fit when coming on this trip Also note paddlers  could come up for  the weekend or the week  or part of

Food and beer   Sort out yourselves suggest split into groups  and cook between groups bringing bar b ques  along could be a good idea 

OS  maps 332 &346 

Landing areas Inner Farne south of Solent rock ,north west of the landing stage

Points of interest Rosslyn chapel from Dan browns book Grial blood?? EH25 9PU

River tweed  to Coldstream (bad weather paddle)

River coquet Felton bridge NE65 0GZ coquet NE650HU(bad

lindesfarn island Togston car park NE650HU ideal for round

Bass rock secret beach eh395pp or EH394LH Tantallon terrace north Berwick

Forth bridge marine driveEH45EP Paddle under bridges and then return following north shore Dalgerty bay, Inchcolm & Inchmickery island

 

 

 

Equipment list

In Boat ,

Trolly first aid kit .repair kit, flares , tow line, spray deck, paddles x 2 .helmet sun hat.sun glasses sun tan, paddle cag, flask,water bottle.

 In B A

Radio, knife sling ,first aid details. Camera.

Paddle kit

Wetsuit boots, liffa tops lomo shorts.dry suite

Tent,cooker,camping box cool box. Chair,  sleeping bag, walking boots waterproof jacket,

Details

Start:
July 6 @ 8:00 AM
End:
July 13 @ 5:00 PM
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Organiser

Clive Marfleet
Phone
07795508839
Email
clive.marfleet@tiscali.co.uk

Venue

Beadnell Caravan Park
Chathill, Northumberland NE67 5BX United Kingdom + Google Map
Phone
01665 720586