Wild water challenge

White water canoeing ready for Brighouse Paddle Fest
White water canoeing ready for Brighouse Paddle Fest

THE River Calder through Brighouse will be the venue for a festival of canoeing and watersports this month.

The Pennine Canoe Club, which moved to Sugden’s Mill from Mirfield this summer, is holding its first major event in Brighouse - the Pennine Paddlefest - on September 18 from 10am-4pm.

There will be taster sessions for people keen to have a go at canoeing as well as slalom and white water races, a kayak challenge and demonstrations.

Chairman David Jeffries said: “We have been moving canoes and our equipment over to Brighouse and have built new access steps to the river. We hope people will come along and have a go.”