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White Water Raft Charter for Six in Northamptonshire

White Water Raft Charter for Six in Northamptonshire

by Red Letter Days

£275.00

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Northampton, Northamptonshire:: Rediscover your sense of adventure (and what it's like to be soaked to the skin!) with this white water rafting experience in an inflatable six person raft. You'll start by being kitted out with all the equipment (note: this is not an experience for the style-conscious!), before a full safety briefing and instruction in rafting techniques. Then an experienced guide will take you onto the water for a series of runs down the breathtaking twists, turns and drops of this 300 metre man-made course. You're in for a wild and wet ride as you and the rest of your crew steer the raft through a series of turbulent rapids. The course is fed by electric pumps, so water levels are consistently high throughout the year, and it's floodlit for evening sessions. As a guide, this course is graded 2-3 on the UK's white water grading system, which starts at one (relaxed) and goes up to six (too rough to offer commercially). Availability: Selected Saturdays and Sundays from April to October. Dates are more scarce outside summer months. Dates fill quickly - book six to eight weeks in advance. Weather: For safety, certain conditions (including water not being released by the environmental agency) may lead to postponement. For morning bookings call the day before, for afternoon/evening bookings call before setting out to check. Duration: Sessions last around two hours from initial introduction to debrief, including at least five runs down the course. Please arrive a few minutes early to register and allow for time afterwards to shower and change. Sorry, latecomers can't be accommodated. Numbers On Day: This charter is for between four and six participants. A minimum of four participants is required to balance the raft. Spectators: Spectators are welcome to watch from the bank. A camera will come in handy. Spectators' safety remains their own responsibility at all times. There are usually covered facilities available, but they might not see all of the action from there. Dress Code: Bring swimwear, a towel and a pair of old trainers. Clothes will get wet. Wetsuits, buoyancy aids and helmets will be provided. If you wear glasses, you'll need to either secure them firmly or go without. Contact lenses are OK. Guidelines: Exit junction 15 off M1 onto A45 (East) towards Northampton/Wellingborough. Head for town centre/A428 and at the large roundabout turn right under the flyover towards Bedford. The slalom and rafting course is on the right within 300 yards and the red bricked centre is set back on the right. Go past the Marriott hotel, turn right at the mini roundabout into Rushmills then immediate right along the slip road following the fenced road to the centre. Restrictions: Minimum age 12. Maximum weight 16 stone. No experience is necessary but you must be able to swim, be confident in the water and fit enough to climb back into the raft if you fall out. For safety reasons the venue reserves the right to test your fitness. Other Info: You WILL get wet, but there are hot shower facilities at the venue. You might be expected to jump from the raft into still practice waters as part of your initial training session.

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