Notes for Trips

SVCC run a variety of river trips to accommodate those on their first moving water trip, to those wanting grade 3-4 knuckle whitening epics.

We ask that those attending trips are competent to do so and for beginner/introductory trips it is suggested that individuals are working towards the BCU 2* syllabus in kayak (or open canoe if applicable) and can manoeuvre their kayaks effectively and can perform a capsize with a spray deck.

Higher graded trips will be at the discretion of the trip organiser based on the number of members wishing to attend and their perceived skill levels.

For details of river grades please look at UK Rivers Guide Book or International Scale of River Grading.

Alternatively look at Realistic UK Rivers Guide Book Alternative Grading.