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Return to the Washburn - August 2020

Date 22nd - 23rd August 2020

Venue Blubberhouses, North Yorkshire

Half Day Tickets Saturday & Sunday!

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Photo credit: Sean Quinn - JustPhotosByMe

Update - and it's a GREAT one

Awesome news: we're getting boating back to the Washburn! Yorkshire Water have come up trumps...

The events planned for 22nd/23rd August should be fine to proceed...

– Yorkshire Water

A team has been working behind the scenes to get all the Covid-19 precautions into place - and plans are finally in place for Washburn releases throughout Saturday 22nd August & Sunday 23rd August!

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2732245393692985/

Covid
Control measures for Covid-19 mean this will not be as in the past. Pre-Booking WILL be essential. PLEASE respect that this will be a TICKET ONLY event.

We're LIVE - Book Now!

Our system for booking is now live!
Before booking you MUST be logged into the British Canoeing Portal.
To complete your booking, follow this link: Return to the Washburn

Feel free to get into touch via social media or by email if you experience any difficulties.

Covid

Covid-19 - How it's going to work...

Everyone attending the Washburn Cruise will be expected to observe social distancing guidelines at all times. In addition, please note: 

  • Pre-booking will be essential: non-ticket holders will be turned away
  • Consent MUST be given for Contact Tracing
  • Overall numbers will be limited (40 per session) 
  • Those attending should be entirely self-sufficient (including food & drink)
  • All attending should be self sufficient for personal hand-sanitiser & masks
  • Toilet facilities will be one-in, one-out
  • ALL those accessing the water should be paddling within their capabilities
  • Maximum group size: six (no swapping of groups) 
  • Any shuttles provided (not guaranteed) will be BOAT ONLY
  • All attending must report any symptoms developed in the week following the event

ANYONE WHO SHOULD BE SELF ISOLATING / WITH COVID-19 SYMPTOMS SHOULD STAY AT HOME!

Updated Participation Statement

The Washburn Commitee's Participation Statement (including Terms of Use) have been updated to incorporate Covid-19 control measures. Please view this here

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General Washburn Guidance

The River Washburn is a tributary of the River Wharfe, mid way between Skipton and Harrogate in the Yorkshire Dale. Events take place on the dam-controlled stretch of river between Thruscross (SE155574) and Fewston Reservoirs (SE169554) - check out the location here.


Full details are on The Washburn Pages... where you can explore these links:

Unless otherwise advised, the charges for British Canoeing members are £10 (adults) / £6 (under 18s) - day tickets are available for non-members. Details here.

Please note: paddling on the reservoirs is strictly prohibited.

We're on Facebook, as is the Yorkshire & Humberside Region - and we have an active Yorkshire Paddlers group for sharing events, photos and anything else.