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Kayaking 4 Cancer (K4C)

Date: 17th – 18th June 2017
Location: Wimbleball Lake, Nr Dulverton, Somerset, TA22 9NU

A message from Managing Director
Byron Baker-Brown

Nearly everybody that I have met over the years has sadly been touched by Cancer in some way or another… Myself included. Because of this, I cannot think of a more worthy cause to raise money for in the fight against this terrible disease.

In 2016 I held the first K4C two day event at Wimbleball Lake where an amazing group of paddlers raised a phenomenal £12,000 for Cancer Research . This figure was also bolstered by a small but equally amazing team who paddled the same distance but along the Thames.

Still working with Cancer Research UK and with your participation and support I aim to smash that figure this year.

Wimbleball Lake is a freshwater reservoir owned by South west Lakes Trust, which is in itself a charity. It is approximately 9.3 miles in circumference and is surrounded by hills, woodlands and fields, giving you an ever changing landscape to admire as you paddle over two days in one of the UK’s most beautiful settings. You will see wildlife in abundance both in the air, on land and indeed in the water, especially in the form of the beautiful Rainbow Trout as they rise to feed off of the water surface.

Your goal for the 2017 fund raiser is to paddle two laps per day of the lake, totalling approximately 37 miles. You can do this either individually or as a team with the knowledge that every stroke will be supporting Cancer Research UK in their fight to save your families and friends, as well as mine.

On behalf of all of those ever affected by Cancer, I thank you for your support and look forward to welcoming you to Wimbleball Lake this June.

Registration & Booking Fee: £50 per person

What does my booking fee cover?
All SWLT Launch fees, Insurance, All SWLT Licence fees, a secure room for possessions, Kayak Tuition if required from Channel Kayak’s qualified staff who will be on hand for the full duration of the event, Channel Kayaks safety marshals covering the lake for the full duration, buoyancy aids if required. Free access to hot showers and changing rooms is also included.

What is not included in the booking fee…
Accommodation: On-Site camping is available. Contact Wimbleball / SWLT direct to or
book online here. Discount code for 10% off camping, valid 16th – 18th June 2017: K4CCAMP617

Kayak/Canoe Hire: Booking does not include Kayak hire. Kayak hire is available from Wimbleball at a discounted rate for this charity event. Please contact SWLT / Wimbleball direct or book online below:

Book KayaksBook SUPBook CanoeDiscount code for 20% off paddlesports equipment hire 17th-18th June: K4CPAD617

Catering: The Duck Cafe is on-site with a full and vast range of fabulous home made food and refreshments. BBQ’s are permitted on the camp site subject to SWLT terms and conditions.

More details:


About thepaddlerezine (654 Articles)
Editor of The Paddler magazine and Publisher of Stand Up Paddle Mag UK.

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