Lough Erne Recreational Paddle – Saturday 29th – Sunday 30th July 2017

Meet and Trip Plan:
We will meet on Saturday 29th July at Access Point 9, Smiths Strand Share Holiday Village on the Lough Erne Trail for a 10am start and finish back at Access Point 9 on Sunday 30th July for around 3pm. The two day’s paddle will be relaxed and we will spend our night camping on Trannish Island, please bring enough food for the camping trip.

We will be hiring the Bothy for this trip; however it will be used for shelter, washing, cooking and socialising but not for sleeping.

All paddles are subject to weather conditions.

Venue Description:
Fermanagh is an ideal destination for the canoeing enthusiast with its magnificent lakes of Upper and Lower Lough Erne providing a 50 kilometre expanse of water linking with the Shannon.
The Lough Erne Canoe Trail was presented the Innovation Award at the 2008 British Urban Regeneration Waterways Renaissance Awards becoming the first Northern Irish project ever to win such an award.   Lower Lough Erne and its rugged shoreline provide a vast expanse of open water where large waves can build during windy periods – an ideal venue for the experienced paddler! In stark contrast the Upper Lough provides good shelter with its maze of bays, narrow channels of slow flowing water and innumerable islands and peninsulas – offering a superb venue for the whole family.

Booking:
To book onto a CANI Recreational Paddle, please complete the booking form below and send to office@cani.org.uk

Costs:
CANI Recreational Paddles:
CANI Members – £10.00
Non Members – £20.00

Boat Hire:
CANI members – £10.00
Non Members – £15.00
*For hire of a boat, paddle and buoyancy aid. (Please note equipment requirements in ‘Additional Information’ on the booking form.)

If you plan to take part in more than one recreation paddle, why not take out a recreational membership at a cost of £18 per year, or family membership at £25 introductory fee and £5 for each additional member, per year. This would be much more economical, with free recreational paddles to all members and a reduced cost for boat hire.

If you require any further details please contact office@cani.org.uk or 02890738884

This trip and equipment must be booked before 5.30pm Wednesday 26th July 2017.
You will receive an email on Thursday 27th July with final details of trip.

Please follow links below for more information, maps and location of start point on Lough Erne.

Lough Erne

Canoe NI

Location of Start Point – Smiths Strand Share Holiday Village

The next Recreational Paddle is the Away Trip from Thursday 24th August – Monday 28th August2017.
Please follow link for the Away Trip