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Completely Loopy!!...... An illustrated talk by the Drummond brothers,
 Jamie & Alastair, at Castlefields Community Hall, on Friday, 20th April, 7.30 to 9.30pm
Living as we do by the river and working on the river it is no surprise that the bulk of our lives have been dictated to by the Severn. In recent years we have been running ‘do the Loop’ an historical tour of the river around Shrewsbury . Out of that came ‘above the Loop’ and ‘beyond the Loop’ canoe journeys on the stretches of river from Montford Bridge to Atcham.
Born out of that was the idea to ‘do the BIG Loop’ - a paddle, pedal and run from our front door close to the weir in Shrewsbury and back again via the full length of the Severn, out into the Estuary onto the Bristol Channel, around the coast of Wales to Aberystwyth, there changing paddles for pedals, a cycle ride to the start of the run up to Plynlimon and the source of the Severn, a run down the Severn Way, back on the bikes following the river to the head of the navigation at Pool Quay then back to the kayaks for the final paddle back to the weir and our front door.
500 miles door to door in 10 days!!
The evening is FREE & open to All - Please telephone or e-mail to reserve your seat.

The 2011 Annual Longmynd Hike............. hot! Hot! HOT!

Ali Drummond  took part in the annual Longmynd Hike this year. This is a 50 mile hike/run that follows a figure of eight route taking in eight summits of the South Shropshire Hills. With unseasonably hot and dry weather it was particularly arduous with many people having to retire. Alastair and his team mates (Dan Jones and Chris Bowen) completed the 50 mile hike in an impressive time of 12 hours and 26 minutes, placing 23rd overall.

Severn Young Paddlers Pool Sessions
The winter pool sessions start on Thursday 6th October @ Shrewsbury School pool. Open to all under 18 year olds.
This is great chance to improve water confidence and learn to roll. Sessions  run from 7pm - 7.45pm for Juniors U12s
& fom 7.45pm - 8.30pm for Seniors U18s
The cost per person is £3 a session

The public access / egress under the first Severn Crossing right bank is under threat from Forest of Dean District Council.  It is one of the few places you can knowingly & safely get off the Severn Estuary.
Help save Beachley Slipway. Sign the petition now!

Jamie and Alastair Drummond are HOME!!!
After 10 1/2 Days of graft and com...mitting paddling.
We 're back. A journey we started at Shrewsbury Weir in Sea Kayaks and paddled all the way down the River Severn onto the Bristol Channel and around the Welsh coast to Aberystwyth Harbour, then on the bikes for the long pull up the A44 to Eisteddfa Gurig. We then set off on foot over Plynlimon and to the Source of the River Severn and down to Nant Melen and back on the bikes to Welshpool.
The final leg back in the boats for the final push to Shrewsbury Weir.
500 miles! 
Click here for report & photo's


Come & join us on our Summer do-Adventure Days
Family paddlesport Days, Kids paddlesport Days, Family Rock Climbing & Abseiling Days, Family Open Canoe Day Trips, Whitewater thrills Days & Multi Activity Days ..Full details coming soon

Severn Young Paddlers - The Paddlesport Club for ALL
Click for more information Severn Young Paddlers Paddlesport Club

Youth Adventure Week in the North West Highlands of Scotland
31st July - 7th August 2011 for 16 - 19 year olds
A variety of outdoor activities including Sea Kayaking, Open Canoeing, Mountain Walking and a Spot of Fishing.
Details to follow - Please register your interest NOW!

2011 Course Dates
Drummond Outdoor runs a full range of paddlesport courses from beginner to advanced level.
We have over 30 years of experience in coaching all ages in all disciplines of the sport

Whether it’s your first time in a kayak or canoe or you’re a seasoned white water paddler we have a course for you.
Our Kayak and Canoe training programmes run alongside The British Canoe Union Star tests. You can use these courses for improving your personal performance and measuring your ability against a recognised criteria. Read more

Book Now  Easter Adventure Activities Week 2011
Family paddlesport Day Tuesday 19th April
Kids paddlesport Day 20th April
Family Rock Climbing & Abseiling Day 21st April
Family Open Canoe Day Trip 22nd April     
More Information
Minimum numbers are required for each activity,
If you have a group of people please contact us to check availability/dates.
Further details T: 01743 365022

2011 Season “do the loop”  Presents
Following a very successful and popular series of talks over last few years, we have asked Nigel to return once again, so come and join us
A Paddle into the Past  A fascinating journey by canoe and bellboat around
Shrewsbury’s river loop

Above the Loop  
  A Journey down the River Severn by Open Canoe
from Montford Bridge to Frankwell, Shrewsbury.

Beyond the loop  A journey by canoe from Shrewsbury to Atcham