White Water Trips
White water paddling in the UK is dependant on rainfall to bring the rivers up to a suitable level The decision on which section of a river to paddle on Club trips will be made on the day based on the weather forecast and on water levels. Whilst we will do our best to find sections at a suitable level, if the river levels are too low, paddling may be abandoned to avoid environmental damage. If river levels are high either paddling may be abandoned or less experienced paddlers may be told not to paddle.
2nd to 4th November 2018
In November 2018 we will be visiting the River Barle in north Devon. This trip includes an option for white water kayak training (charged separately - see article). Those not requiring training will be be able to take part in a peer paddle.
This scenic river is mainly grade 2 white water, though if the water levels are high, the top section from Tarr Steps to Dulverton can be continuous grade 3 with an alpine feel.
White Water Training Weekend
2nd - 4th November 2018
We will be running a two day white water training weekend this autumn based on the River Barle and River Exe in Devon.
14th - 16th December 2018
In December we will be making our yearly pilgrimage to the River Usk in South Wales. This is a scenic touring white water run on mainly grade II water. There are some grade III drops near Sennybridge, at Mill Falls and at Spuhler’s Folly, although all can be portaged. A good river to practice your boofing!
Water Level Information
Judging the water levels in UK rivers is never easy. There are various gauges that can be viewed over the internet on contacted by phone to check water levels. For phone numbers and websites ...
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