Oars at the ready for the paddlefest

WATER enthusiaists will take the plunge next month as the Pennine Paddlefest returns to Brighouse.

The canoe festival will be held on the River Calder and at the Rokt climbing gym at Mill Royd Street for all abilities and ages on Monday May 7, between 10am and 4pm.

There will be canoe sessions, slalom races, an indoor kayak challenge, canoe polo demonstration and a barbecue.