This recreational paddle is suitable and open to families, clubs, paddlers of all ages and abilities and can be paddled in any type of craft. So dust down your boat and come and join us on these social paddles. If you don’t have a boat you can hire an open canoe or sea kayak from CANI at a reasonable cost. Appropriate paddling kit should be brought, for example: Buoyancy Aid, Waterproof and change of clothes etc.
This recreational paddle is part of the Get Wet beactive – Flotilla Events.
Meet and Trip Plan:
We will meet on Saturday 10th September at Bellanaleck car park for a 1.45pm start and will finish at Stewarts car park for 5.00pm. At the finish there will be a Free BBQ at around 5.30pm for all involved in the Flotilla paddle.
All paddles are subject to weather conditions.
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.
The cost of this trip will be free to CANI Members and £10.00 for Non Members.
The cost for Boat hire will be £10.00 to CANI Members and £15.00 for Non Members if you require Boat, Paddle, and Buoyancy Aid please note it in the additional information on the booking form.
“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 £25 introductory and £5 for each additional 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.”
This trip and equipment must be booked before 5.30pm Wednesday 7th September .
You will receive an email on Thursday 8th September with final details of trip.
Please follow links below for more information, maps and location of start point on the Lower Bann River.
Location of Start Point – Bellanaleck car park