Welsh Canoe Classics

A Canoeist and Kayaker's Guide

BY: Eddie Palmer, Adam Robson and Nigel Wilford
ISBN: 9781906095550
EDITION: first
PUBLICATION DATE: 1 February 2017
FORMAT: paperback; 144 pages; 240 x 170mm; colour photos and maps


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An illustrated guide to some of the finest tours of Wales’ waterways. Scenic lakes, broad estuaries and whitewater rivers, as they can only be seen from canoe or kayak.

Eddie, Adam and ‘Wilf ’ have chosen the best inland touring routes which are described in great detail and illustrated with numerous colour photos and maps. The selected routes are suitable for open canoes, sit-on-tops and touring kayaks, and include seven whitewater trips. Many of them can be tackled as a single voyage, others as a series of day trips with campsites en route.

The journeys are all accessible but highly varied, travelling along lakes, estuaries, rivers and canals. A wonderful book for planning voyages and inspiring dreams or sharing your experiences with others.

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Eddie Palmer

Eddie’s first kayak, over 50 years ago, was made from wood and canvas, He set out in it to paddle rivers in his part of middle England and Wales. Since then, he has kayaked and canoed extensively in the UK, Ireland, Western and Eastern Europe, the USA, Canada, and Southern Africa. He is the author of Scottish Canoe Classics and the co-author of Scottish Canoe Touring, Irish Canoe Classics, English Canoe Classics – North and English Canoe Classics – South.

Adam Robson

Adam (or Robson as he is more commonly known) is an experienced paddler and paddlesport coach and guide. He began his paddling career in the Scouts, where he developed an interest in both freestyle kayaking and descending whitewater rivers. His interest in canoeing started one dry summer when he borrowed an old open canoe on the River Dee at Llangollen. His curiosity turned into a passion and he purposefully set out to master the craft, exploring its intricacies and versatility. During this personal journey he has completed several solo, unsupported long-distance expeditions in the UK and Europe including Wales’ River Dee source to sea trip.

Nigel Wilford

Nigel has been involved with canoeing for most of his adult life, paddling throughout the UK, mainland Europe, Canada, USA and New Zealand. Born in North West Leicestershire, his first canoe experience was on the gentle River Soar. Not long after, he moved to Yorkshire to attend university. The enjoyment he found whilst paddling the rivers of the North East firmly established canoeing as his activity of choice. In 1991 he joined the BCU Coaching Service, helping others to improve their canoeing or to become better coaches. Nigel is also the co-author of English Canoe Classics – North and English Canoe Classics – South.


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