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Tyne Tour Festival 2014

October 7, 2014

The Tyne Tour Festival is a family friendly event held over the first full weekend of November to celebrate the start of the paddling season in Northumberland.  Events are planned to welcome those interested in trying the sport for the very first time and those more experienced paddlers and racers.   River based activities are planned to take advantage of various grades of water running through the Tyne Valleys stunning natural beauty.   

Tyne Green waterside park is the hub of activities and this year as well as the usual camping, trade and refreshment stands, we will be holding a disco and ceildhi on site; entrance to which is included in the ‘festival’ and ‘combined’ passes. 

The ‘paddle’ and ‘combined’ passes guarantees a hot meal to those in need after a days paddling or those just watching events unfold from the bank side.  

Please visit for more information and booking form    

31st October, 17:00 CHECK IN OPENS, register at Information Point  

 18:00 Halloween Paddle (pre booking required)   

19:30 Disco - Marquee

1st November    11:00 Tyne Descent Race (all boat classes welcome)   

11:00 - 15:00  Go Canoeing Starter Event meet at Information Point, Try a variety of different boats on a gentle stretch of water under the guidance of experienced coaches.  

18:30 Hexham Roundtable Bonfire and Firework display Hexham town centre.   

19:30 Ceildhi with Whapweasal - Marquee

2nd November   09:30 Registration at Information Point,  Bobby Timperly Memorial Race  Beginner to expert in any boat, Warden to Hexham 2 miles of grade 1   

11:00 Meet at Information Point, Go Canoeing Guided Tour to Corbridge  A 2 hour trip on gentle grade 1 water, suitable for beginners (pre booking required)     

11:00 Meet at Information Point,  Go Canoeing Guided Tour from Haydon Bridge  A 3 hour trip on a good grade 2 water, suitable for those paddle to a 2 star standard (pre booking required)