The recreational paddles are 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.
meet on Saturday 7th July 2012 at Whiterocks Carpark for a
10am start and hope to finish back at whiterocks for 4pm.
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.
paddles are subject to weather conditions.
Strangford Lough offers no less than 80 square
nautical miles of paddling playground! From the fast-running tidal channel in
the South to the more gentle waters
around the islands there is something for canoeists of all abilities the trail
is also home to northern Ireland’s first ‘bothy’, which will provide us with
basic shelter and useful facilities whilst on salt island.
Whilst in and around the water look out for common
and grey seals swimming, otters and porpoises, which are regularly seen in the
Lough. Among the boulders of the
foreshore, look out for knotted wrack seaweed, molluscs such as winkles and
chitons, hiding under stones and common seals hauled out on rocks close to the
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 £15.00for Non Members if you require Boat, Paddle and
Buoyancy Aid please note it in the additional information on the booking form.
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
If you require any further details on this paddle please contact
To book on a CANI Recreational Paddle please fill in booking form and send
This trip and equipment must be booked before 5.30pm Wednesday 4th July.
You will receive an email on Thursday 5th July with final details of trip.
follow links below for more information and maps on the Strangford.
Canoe NI OS Map
Location of Start Point - Whiterock Carpark
next Recreational Paddle is from 9th - 14th August and
we are going on an away trip TBC.
follow link for the CANI Away Trip - Recreational Paddle.