CANI Annual Turkey and Pudding Paddle – Monday 27th December 2021.

This CANI recreational paddle is suitable and open to all! From first time paddlers to competing professionals. We are delighted each year, to see individuals, families, clubs and paddlers of all ages and abilities taking part.

You can take in the views from a water-level perspective and see a wonderful variety of wildlife you wouldn’t normally experience. These social paddles offer perfect opportunities to get to know other paddlers making them ideal for individuals but also lots of fun for the whole family.

They are a great way of taking in our beautiful outdoors, so dust down your boat or SUP and come and join us! If you don’t have a boat, open canoes and kayaks are available to hire from CANI.

These trips will start and finish from the same location to avoid any shuttling or car sharing.

CANI do not provide toilet facilities at these paddles, however there are usually facilities nearby at shopping centres or other public venues.

Meet and Trip Plan:
We will meet on Monday 27th December 2021 at the car park below the bridge on the Quoile for 10.00am start. We will finish back at the car park for 3.00pm.  The day’s paddle will be relaxed, with a few breaks and pleasant lunch stop in the middle, so please bring a lunch along with you.

All paddles are subject to weather conditions and Covid-19 restrictions.

Venue Description: 
The Quoile begins its life as the Ballynahinch River, which is very small and not ideal for paddling, then becomes the Annacloy River, which is an excellent white water paddle from Mason’s Bridge to Kilmore. From Kilmore to Annacloy is mostly flat water with a few weirs. The River is generally known as the Quoile from Annacloy down through Downpatrick to the Barrage where it flows into Strangford Lough. This section of the river is completely flat. From Jane’s Shore is a beautiful paddle up past Inch Abbey. The river is surrounded by woodland and arable land and has huge populations of waterfowl and swans.

To book onto a CANI Recreational Paddle, please follow booking link – CANI Annual Turkey and Pudding Paddle 2021

Note: If you are a CANI member the price you see before adding to cart is the price you will pay. In the cart it will show at full cost but in your Order Summary you will see the discounts.

CANI Recreational Paddles:
CANI Members – Free
Non-Members – £10.00

Boat Hire:
CANI members – £10.00
Non-Members – £15.00

Note: When hiring a boat, this will include paddles and buoyancy aids.

If you plan to take part in more than one recreation paddle why not take out recreational membership at a cost of £18 per year or family membership at a cost of £45 full membership and £5 for each additional family member per year. This would be much more economical, as recreational paddles are free to all members and the cost of boat hire is at a reduced price.

If you require any further details, please contact or 07526691171.

This trip and equipment must be booked before 6.00pm Wednesday 22nd December 2021.

You will receive an email on Thursday 23th December with final details of trip.

Further updates may be sent up to the 26th December, in case there is any Covid restrictions.

Please follow links below for more information, maps and location of start point on the Quoile River.

Location of Start Point – Car park below bridge – Quoile River

Canoe NI – Quoile River