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niallobroin
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Tryweryn Trip

Post by niallobroin » Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:24 am

Lusting after a bit of whitewater? There's a few of us travelling to the Tryweryn in Wales on the first weekend in September.

We've been there a few times before and it's always been a good trip. The trip is suitable for anybody who has had L3 for a while and is looking towards L4. We stay near the town of Bala which is just a few minutes drive from the river.

The plan is to travel on the Swift ferry, leaving Dublin on Fri, 05/09/2014 at 08.45 and leaving Wales on Sun, 07/09/2014 at 17.15. Travelling 4 to a car is the optimum way to do this for sharing ferry costs.

This isn't an 'official' club trip - it's just some kayaking buddies going on a trip together to enjoy some white water. Below is a video from a trip last year, to give you some idea what to expect.



Put your name down here if you're interested.
Niall O Broin

lin4th
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Re: Tryweryn Trip

Post by lin4th » Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:06 am

Hi Niall

Would love to go on this.let me pricing

Linda

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Re: Tryweryn Trip

Post by AlanB » Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:10 am

Sounds like fun, I'd like to come along too please.

Alan.

adrianc
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Re: Tryweryn Trip

Post by adrianc » Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:46 am

Sounds good - pencil me in (will only know for sure about the dates later on) ...

eirini
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Re: Tryweryn Trip

Post by eirini » Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:01 am

I'm interested as well :D

peteretep
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Re: Tryweryn Trip

Post by peteretep » Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:15 am

Hi Niall, I'd be interested too, if I can figure out a way to get cross country in time for the ferry.

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Re: Tryweryn Trip

Post by JCostello » Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:14 pm

Sounds like a plan Niall. I'm also interested. Although it's now almost certain that everything in Wicklow will be running that weekend :D
John Costello

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Re: Tryweryn Trip

Post by niallobroin » Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:53 pm

Expenses for this trip will be as follows:

£5 per day facility fee for river usage => £15 for the three days

£15 per night for the bunkhouse => £30 for two nights

App. €100 per head for ferry fare, assuming 4 in a car.

Contribution towards fuel for car (it's about 100 km / 65 miles each way from Holyhead to Bala, plus running around when there)

Food and drink costs (but hey, you have to eat at home anyway)
Niall O Broin

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Re: Tryweryn Trip

Post by daveyk » Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:31 am

Hey NIall is the facility fee not £14 per day as per their website or do we some get the benefit of the UK canoe union discount rate?

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Re: Tryweryn Trip

Post by FrankC » Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:35 am

As Canoe Ireland members we get the same rate as BCU members, £7 a day.

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Re: Tryweryn Trip

Post by atbarber » Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:10 pm

From their website:

I'M A MEMBER OF A CW/BCU AFFILIATED CLUB, CAN I GET THE MEMBERS RATE?

Yes. Your club will need to pre-book the date with the centre on 01678 521083.
Adrian Barber
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daveyk
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Re: Tryweryn Trip

Post by daveyk » Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:04 pm

Sweet :D

peteretep
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Re: Tryweryn Trip

Post by peteretep » Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:42 pm

thanks Niall, looks like Trish and I are in.
Looking forward to paddling with you all again :-)

niallobroin
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Re: Tryweryn Trip

Post by niallobroin » Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:14 pm

I have confirmed with them that ICU members get the affiliated rate which is £7 / day, instead of £14 (it was £5 / day instead of £15, hence my previously quoted figure which I got here, but they've moved the goalposts to here and not in our favour :-( ) Strangely, it is not at all easy to find the information about the facility fee on their website. The facilities page talks about paying, but gives no hint as to the price.
Niall O Broin

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Re: Tryweryn Trip

Post by PaulK » Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:37 pm

I'd be interested Niall.

Paul K.

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Re: Tryweryn Trip

Post by DarraghD » Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:56 pm

Niall,
I'd be interested in this if there is still a place.
Darragh Doyle

peteretep
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Re: Tryweryn Trip

Post by peteretep » Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:16 am

Any idea how high a standard car with 4 kayaks on top is?
< 1.9m
< 2.25m
> 2.25m

tornado
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Re: Tryweryn Trip

Post by tornado » Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:32 am

Go for the highest. pretty sure its the same price anyway

niallobroin
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Re: Tryweryn Trip

Post by niallobroin » Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:13 am

Not sure Daragh - at the moment there's two full cars going, and that's all our spaces at the bunkhouse. I've asked about more spaces, but they'd have to come through, and there'd need to be the rest of a car . . .
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Re: Tryweryn Trip

Post by niallobroin » Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:54 am

Peter - as Johnny said, pick the highest one, though if that bumps the price up, drop the height ;-) In any event at the port it's the marshalling guys who decide where you'll go, and they're not checking the fine print on your booking.

Fortunately, the ferry companies haven't quite become Ryanair yet ;-)
Niall O Broin

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Re: Tryweryn Trip

Post by niallobroin » Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:55 am

OK Daragh - the bunkhouse has got back to me, and they have more space available. So if you can fill another car . . .
Niall O Broin

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Re: Tryweryn Trip

Post by DarraghD » Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:46 pm

Hi Niall,
No worries, it was a bit of a last minute thing, to see if there was space in a car. Maybe next time!
Cheers,
Darragh

PaulK
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Re: Tryweryn Trip

Post by PaulK » Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:49 pm

Can't get the time off work :( Does anyone want to take my spot? Leaving Friday morning, back Sunday evening.

Paul K.

peteretep
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Re: Tryweryn Trip

Post by peteretep » Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:16 pm

That's a pity Paul. Space in our car now.

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Re: Tryweryn Trip

Post by Andrew » Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:46 pm

Could be just me but there seems to be a surprising lack of news, feedback, photos videos, scandal from the Trip ? :D

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