Clifftop View Isle of Lundy

Crossings: Lundy - England

Lundy lies about 10 nm off the Devon coast and around 25 nm from South Wales. The granite outcrop is a regular destination for tourist boats and helicopter rides as visitors are attracted by the scenery, wildlife and history.
The relatively short crossing from Devon is a sea kayaker favourite but should not be underestimated, Lundy is exposed to the Atlantic swells and constantly swept by fast tidal flows as the Bristol Channel fills and empties. This is a frequent sea kayaking destination, many others have paddled it.

Note: Stop/start the watch at the Lundy end as you pass beyond/beneath the ferry pier - or on the small beach between the pier and the North side of Rat Island - you should go around the E end of Rat Island.

(As of 01-02-22)




Isle of Lundy - England

Route Distance: ~20 nm / 37 km
Prevailing direction: S >> N

Solo


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Posn.K1WCatPaddlerElapsedDateStartFinishBoatVerifiedNoteLink1
1K1MJohn Willacy01:59:1203-Sep-13Hartland QuayLundyRockpool TaranYes
2K1MGlyn Brackenbury02:07:2920-Apr-21Hartland QuayLundyMega VikingYes
3K1MGlyn Brackenbury02:13:4526-Jan-22Hartland QuayLundyMega VelocityYes
4K1MJohn Willacy02:29:1904-Sep-13LundyHartland QuayRockpool TaranYes
5K1MGlyn Brackenbury02:44:0002-Mar-13Hartland QuayLundyMega VikingYesGPS
6K1MMichal Madera02:55:0820-Jul-13Lee BayLundyTiderace Pace 17 TourYesBlog
7K1MGlyn Brackenbury03:33:1026-Jan-22LundyHartland QuayMega VelocityYes
8K1MJoe Leach03:40:0005-May-12Hartland Point?LundyRockpool Taran--Blog
9(1)K1WTavi Murray04:09:2502-Jul-15LundyLee BayValley Avocet LVYesBlog
10K1MGlyn Brackenbury04:25:0002-Mar-13LundyHartland QuayMega Viking--
11K1MJohn Willacy05:13:0017-Jun-12BudeLundyRockpool TaranYesBlog
12K1MOlly Sanders~05:00:00May-2008WoolacombeLundyP+H Quest--
13K1MNick Arding08:25:34**26-Jul-14Hartland QuayHartland QuayRockpool Taran--

13 solo paddlers.
CW = clockwise, CCW = counter-clockwise



Teams


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Posn.CatPaddlerElapsedDateStartFinishBoatVerifiedNoteLink1
1TeamJoe Langham
Joe Leach
02:19:0219-Oct-18Hartland QuayLundyRockpool Taran
Rockpool Taran
Yes
2TeamJoe Leach
Jes Oughton
02:57:4010-Jun-13Hartland QuayLundyRockpool Taran
Rockpool Taran
Yes
3TeamJoe Langham
Joe Leach
03:03:0319-Oct-18Hartland QuayLundyRockpool Taran
Rockpool Taran
Yes
4TeamAusten Davies
Jack Davies
Simon Hammond
Rupert Kirkwood
03:36:0012-Jul-20Hartland QuayLundyPerception Carolina
Perception Carolina
Kirton Inuk

--
5TeamRupert Kirkwood
? Austen
03:45:002008Hartland QuayLundyScupper Pro
Perception Freedom
--Blog
6TeamA. Levick
Zoe Newsam
Heather Rainsley
Mark Rainsley
04:00:0025-Jun-05LeeLundy



--UKSKGB
7TeamRupert Kirkwood
? Austen
05:30:002008LundyHartland QuayScupper Pro
Perception Freedom
--Blog
8TeamNatalie Maderova
Michal Madera
07-May-2012Hartland QuayLundyTiderace Xplore
Tiderace Xplore
--Blog
9TeamAusten Davies
Jack Davies
Simon Hammond
Rupert Kirkwood
?12-Jul-20LundyHartland QuayValley Etain RM
Perception Carolina
Kirton Inuk

--

24 team paddlers in 9 teams



Notes


Nick Arding : (26-Jul-14)
Nick's time includes a return trip to Hartland Quay, a lap of the island and rather stylishly, a pint in the Marisco Tavern at the top of the hill on Lundy. A worthy challenge no doubt!
Glyn Brackenbury : (02-Mar-13)
From Glynn:" I reckon I've got about another 15 mins in me, I hit the ebb stream as I got near the island which put the brakes on. I perhaps shouldn't of had the extra half hour in bed.... This could be a 2 hour target for the super quick boys. The return journey was painful, I ditched my wings and paddled back on my touring splits, 4 hours 25mins...... I didn't bother with a stopwatch on that one I think I could of timed myself with a sundial."
Glyn Brackenbury : (02-Mar-13)
Same day return journey.
Rupert Kirkwood / ? Austen et al. (2008)
Possibly the first crossing by sit-on top kayaks?
Rupert Kirkwood / ? Austen et al. (2008)
Possibly the second crossing by sit-on top kayaks?
Joe Leach : (05-May-12)
Day 4 of GB Circumnavigation
Michal Madera : (20-Jul-13)
This time Michal started from Lee Bay, gambling that this longer route would benefit from better tidal assistance than the shorter leg from Hartland Quay.
Natalie Maderova / Michal Madera et al. (07-May-2012)
Part of GB Circumnavigation
Olly Sanders : (May-2008)
Also paddled the return to Woolacombe.
John Willacy : (17-Jun-12)
Day 66 of GB Circumnavigation
John Willacy : (04-Sep-13)
04-Sep-13 02:29:19 -- Via Hartland Point. - Also timed as 02:01:46 taken at Barley Bay (shortest route): for interest only - Barley Bay not eligible for a time under 'Walk-in' rule.



Isle of Lundy - England
22 completions -- 13 solo + 9 team + 0 escorted
37 paddlers in total (13 solo / 24 team / 0 escorted

Route Distance: ~20 nm / 37 km
Prevailing direction: S >> N
Recorded Start Points: