Severn Challenge

Date: Sunday 9th April

River Severn

The Severn Challenge will take place from 9th to 16th April 2023.

It is an exciting week-long adventure down the River Severn. First held in 2015, the 144 mile (230km) route follows the historic Severn Navigation from its highest point at Pool Quay to the docks at Sharpness.

The event is run with the dual aims of being a challenging and fun event for BB members and a sponsored event to raise funds for participants’ BB Companies or other chosen charities. Charity choice is up to the participant, but support for the BB is encouraged.

Participants may join in for the whole week or just a day, but priority will be given to those paddling the whole river.

The event doesn’t happen on its own and a support crew will be needed to look after the paddlers. There are opportunities for adult staff and young leaders too. Joining for the week as a volunteer could also count as a Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award Residential.

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