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You can go on a Halloween paddleboarding trip down the River Cam

You can now take to the River Cam for a special Halloween themed paddleboarding trip.

Tomorrow (October 28), the event, organised by the East of England Paddlesports group, will allow members of the public to take to the water in kayaks, canoes and paddleboards.

The event will run from the meeting point at Lammas Land car park, then people can paddle their way to Stourbridge Common for some dinner and pictures before paddling back.

The event is running after the clocks go back so it will be darker earlier, giving paddlers a chance to shine their lights and show off their Halloween costumes.

The group regularly put on different events throughout the year (Image: Oli Jordan)

Oli Jordan, who runs the social group East of England Paddlesports, said: "There is likely to be around forty of us all dressed up in Halloween costumes with lights and more.

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"I thought Halloween would be a good choice because with all the lights and costumes going down the river it will look really cool.

Oli Jordan thought of the Halloween themed event (Image: Oli Jordan)

"When we do the paddle we will also try to remove any trash from the river that we come across, something a lot of us always try to do.

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"Anyone is welcome, in any craft and fancy dress is optional though recommended!"

The journey is roughly around 10km there and back, with a chance to stop and get some dinner in between.

The gentle paddle will go down stream through the famous Cambridge University backs and city centre, round Jesus Lock, past Midsummer Common and out to the Green Dragon pub/bridge, Chesterton, where people will stop for dinner before heading back upstream to the starting point.

The event is run by the East of England Paddlesports group (Image: Oli Jordan)

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Hallowe'en 2018

Organisers want people to be aware that you should have a waterways licence to use the River Cam and all crafts are welcome – kayaks, canoes, sups etc but you must bring your own equipment.

If you think this sounds like a spooky Sunday activity for you then click here for event details.

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