Sunday June 23rd - Huntingdon to St Ives

The plan for the trip is to meet up at Brampton Mill, Bromholme Ln, Brampton, Huntingdon PE28 4NE, by 9:30 and aim to be on the water by 10:30. We cannot leave any vehicles in the carpark at the Mill (they open at 11) so any vehicles will need to be left in the layby at the start of Bromholme Lane.

As this is a one-way paddle there will need to be a shuttle to St Ives with vehicles being left at One Leisure, Westwood Rd, Saint Ives PE27 6WU. This a couple of hundred meters from the takeout if people need a portage trolley.

The plan will be to launch from Brampton Mill, portaging at Godmanchester and carrying on down the backwaters until we return to the main river at Wyton Moorings. We will then carry on down to the National Trust facility at Houghton Mill where will stop for lunch (good cakes are available here). Usually on a Sunday at lunchtime the mill is operational and there is a good flow from the mill race that if anyone is inclined is fun to play in. Please wear a helmet though as it can be shallow. We will then proceed after lunch/play down to St Ives via the Hemingford’s (depending on time we may take the longer route), which will either involve a portage or running a weir. Upon arriving in St Ives, we will paddle under the historic bridge in the town centre (good photo op!) and take out by the church.

This Paddle is organised by Huntingdon Canoe Club for clubs within the Region. Once on the water, the Clubs will be responsible for their paddlers and will be expected to provide their own On Water Leaders as if it was one of their normal club trips.


Full details of the Trip are available here.