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Tour 2 of 2016 – Lechlade (towards Tadpole): 4th – 5th June

  • Time: 7:30am at RCC
  • Return: after 7pm
  • Length: 14 miles (approx.)
  • Cost: £12pp (plus any optional camping fees)


Trip Details

A leafy trip near the source of the Thames. Should be really pretty.

Usual stuff applies. Meet 7:30am at the club, car sharing and petrol/ parking costs (£12pp), bring a picnic, warm clothes and suncream.

Saturday Night Camping Option

As this is a longer drive (1hr 40mins), some of you might fancy camping on the Saturday night near Lechlade. Please let me know asap whether you’re keen to have a relaxed night under canvas and an evening in a Lechlade pub. It will depend on our transport options whether we can do this or not.

Paddle route:
The trip is around 14 miles. We won’t make it all the way to Tadpole.

There might even be the chance of a (chilly) dip…

Getting there:

Email me ( if you’re keen to join this trip. Importantly, let me know whether you’re willing and able to drive (roof bars, V bars etc). We need more drivers and V bars this season please if we can. Help is always v much appreciated. You’ll get petrol money, glory and possibly even cake.


This is a longer drive at around 1hr 40m. Driving route from club:,+Richmond/Lechlade-on-Thames,+Gloucestershire,+UK/@51.5552628,-1.5413939,9z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x48760c3fa8e5b155:0xcdbb8ad8140d0da4!2m2!1d-0.3024236!2d51.4529434!1m5!1m1!1s0x487137c81ee90033:0x33bb38e5a37bd73b!2m2!1d-1.6914523!2d51.6997759

It  looks like there is paid parking at Riverside Park – on the left hand side, before the bridge as you drive in towards Lechlade on the A361. Address is A361, Lechlade GL7 3AQ


What do I need:

NB Please bring your BCU membership card if you have one – ideally we need one per boat

  • Paddling clothes.
  • A change of clothes.
  • A hat, cag and an extra dry layer or 2 – even if it promises to be warm, lunch stop can feel chilly
  • Towel
  • Picnic lunch plus plenty of snacks and drink for the day.
  • Coins unless you have a dry bag.
  • Dry bag if you have one. If not, ask someone if they have space for your extra layer and sandwiches.
  • Suntan lotion (you never know)
  • Paddles and life-jacket.


Further information:


Andrew 07966 549 296

Jules 07712 009 503

Jim 07912 756 492