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by chicklechives
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tryweryn - where does the water come from?
Replies: 15
Views: 1066

Re: Tryweryn - where does the water come from?

My understanding is that the two rivers are doing quite different jobs. The mighty T is there to provide compensation flow for the Dee, the aim is therefore to run down reservoir levels during dry periods, the only restrictions would be if the top reservoir started low or the Dee was too high. The c...
by chicklechives
Tue May 21, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tees Barrage June Closure!
Replies: 15
Views: 1814

Re: Tees Barrage June Closure!

Whole thing's a shambles, how they've taken a well used facility open virtually every day and turned it into something that's open every other blue moon is beyond me.
Public money down the drain, what a waste
by chicklechives
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canyon Gear (boat bags) - sad news & opportunity
Replies: 3
Views: 1155

Re: Canyon Gear (boat bags) - sad news & opportunity

How sad, she was lovely to deal with and produced the best kit
And how generous to offer the kit and expertise.
by chicklechives
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Church Beck
Replies: 17
Views: 1541

Re: Church Beck

Indeed, realised I'd got my mid 90s not a spud zero rocker creek boats wrong. Correct probe to prijon gambler.
by chicklechives
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Church Beck
Replies: 17
Views: 1541

Re: Church Beck

Pioneered by lakes paddling legend Richard Evans. Certainly ran everything he published. Mostly in prijon probe or latterly an RPM.
Anyone ticked all his becks?
by chicklechives
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Low Force
Replies: 9
Views: 1064

Re: Low Force

This one?
Needs quite a bit of water but goes fine
Image

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by chicklechives
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BC's new Access Charter
Replies: 15
Views: 1126

Re: BC's new Access Charter

Quite a nice vid to go with it. Pretty clear that the existing rights are being pushed.
by chicklechives
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Your three fave rivers...
Replies: 24
Views: 1733

Re: Your three fave rivers...

Just remember the sunshine, scenery and fun. Maybe got lucky.
by chicklechives
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Your three fave rivers...
Replies: 24
Views: 1733

Re: Your three fave rivers...

Inn - surely Europe's greatest river

Tilt - favourite day of UK boating, river, level, company all spot on

Skookumchuck - can I cheat and have both the rapid and the river?
by chicklechives
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Using whistles on rivers
Replies: 9
Views: 778

Re: Using whistles on rivers

The use of whistles on rivers has always disturbed me. It seems to have come from New Zealand where rivers can be very steep and very remote. In the UK line of sight is much better and there's much more chance of whistles being overheard by outdoors folk who consider a whistle to be a piece of emerg...
by chicklechives
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Ribble levels
Replies: 4
Views: 535

Re: River Ribble levels

River app is pretty good

Take a look at "RiverApp - River flows"
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... d.riverapp
by chicklechives
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What river comes up quickest?
Replies: 19
Views: 1472

Re: What river comes up quickest?

Agree with Findhorn, similar experience throwing kit up the cliffs and scrambling after it as it rose 3m in 5 mins at Randolf's. Also similar on the Ure at a slalom at West Tanfield. From div 4 course to all gates being garotting hazard in 5 mins. Strangely both on perfectly dry days with rain overn...
by chicklechives
Mon May 28, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Small car and travelling with a kayak help.
Replies: 19
Views: 1549

Re: Small car and travelling with a kayak help.

To be fair it only had 4 gears. Think engines have moved on a bit since then, the cars you're considering probably have servo assisted brakes and a passenger side mirror 4 boats on a 1l 1984 polo. Needed 3rd gear to get across A66 but it was the finest of paddle wagons. Probably >20k miles of boatin...
by chicklechives
Fri May 25, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Small car and travelling with a kayak help.
Replies: 19
Views: 1549

Re: Small car and travelling with a kayak help.

4 boats on a 1l 1984 polo. Needed 3rd gear to get across A66 but it was the finest of paddle wagons. Probably >20k miles of boating driving.
by chicklechives
Fri May 25, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Guidebooks - 1st descent info
Replies: 34
Views: 3843

Re: Guidebooks - 1st descent info

Old thread but it's drawn me in There are so many more climbs than rivers, UK whitewater GR4 and above has fewer rivers than a single big crag has routes. The way down a river is not subject to someone having the imagination to invent it, it's top to bottom. A river changes every time you're on it, ...
by chicklechives
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 130809

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Tees. Ledge between warton lido and Winston bridge
by chicklechives
Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Looking for a kayak for a young child
Replies: 3
Views: 580

Re: Looking for a kayak for a young child

I've been using a sub 7 1ball.
Works pretty well
by chicklechives
Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Save the Conwy
Replies: 28
Views: 2539

Re: Save the Conwy

Sad fact is that it has nothing to do with the environment or generating electricity, it's just a subsidy harvesting scheme.
by chicklechives
Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: When you are cruising a Welsh classic river...
Replies: 21
Views: 2036

Re: When you are cruising a Welsh classic river...

It's dark, again
Time to reassess the faff-laden folk you're paddling with
by chicklechives
Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: British canoeing survey
Replies: 10
Views: 1507

British canoeing survey

Anything that includes the question "please indicate how important you consider each of the following factors to be when structuring a strategic plan designed to maximise the development and delivery of Canoeing in Great Britain and Northern Ireland" has my respect http://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/9L...
by chicklechives
Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Caution after Flooding
Replies: 6
Views: 2334

Re: Caution after Flooding

In which case, BC and EA are to be applauded. Keep up the good work. I'd encourage everyone who comes across or knows of a weir dangerous to canoeists or other river users to identify it to BC so they can feed the info to EA when consulted on changes to weirs.
by chicklechives
Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Caution after Flooding
Replies: 6
Views: 2334

Re: Caution after Flooding

That's good of the EA, perhaps people would like to tell them of any weirs which are routinely dangerous for canoeists so they can look to sort them out too. The one in Settle on the Ribble is pretty unpleasant and dangerous. There's a nasty one on the Kent too. Perhaps some ramps like in Germany wo...
by chicklechives
Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:04 pm
Forum: Squirt Boating
Topic: Post your suspected sink spots here!
Replies: 5
Views: 3174

Re: Post your suspected sink spots here!

Probably one for the locals, but the back of the bridge in Barny Castle strikes me as having potential every time I paddle past in decent levels.
by chicklechives
Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tyne Tour photographer?
Replies: 1
Views: 682

Re: Tyne Tour photographer?

Found him through the crazy witchcraft that is social media.
by chicklechives
Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tyne Tour photographer?
Replies: 1
Views: 682

Tyne Tour photographer?

Ok, does anyone know the chap who was taking photos half way down warden gorge on Saturday? Not from the rescue rock but by the nice surf wave river left. Had a fancy rain cover and was shooting from a tripod. Only ask because I tart surfed the wave for quite a while and would like to know if he'd p...
by chicklechives
Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: WARNING HALTON RAPIDS
Replies: 11
Views: 3394

Re: WARNING HALTON RAPIDS

There are two crook o lunes ( or crooks o lune?) The one CE refer to is near Caton where a road and cycle path cross the river. It's about 1/2 mile upstream of the weir. Egress is easy river left upstream of the weir. Normal practice is to put on below the weir so no issues with the intakes. Happy p...
by chicklechives
Sat Jun 27, 2015 12:40 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Environment Agency
Replies: 27
Views: 3373

Re: Environment Agency

Cobblers surely.
Don't touch the gravel until we know how the fish disease is transmitted.
Fish don't get I'll if you abide by access agreements.

That really does need some research.
by chicklechives
Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Short-term boat insurance
Replies: 11
Views: 1615

Re: Short-term boat insurance

You're having a kick around with mates, your tackle means a mate turns his ankle, he's a self employed brick layer... You're riding some single track and stop suddenly, your mate behind takes evasive action and smacks into a tree, breaking his collar bone, he's a self employed brick layer... Whilst ...
by chicklechives
Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:46 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Short-term boat insurance
Replies: 11
Views: 1615

Re: Short-term boat insurance

Check what you're insured for. From memory bcu membership gives you third party insurance, not boat insurance, that used to be offered by nw brown. Unless you're instructing you have to ask what the value of third party insurance is to a recreational boater. Do you have third party insurance for rid...
by chicklechives
Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Nationaol Student Rodeo, history and background?
Replies: 10
Views: 1555

Re: Nationaol Student Rodeo, history and background?

I'd agree with Jim. First event sounded fun, turned out to be epic. Dominated by Midland uni paddlers with the rest of us confused by the old looping pool. Lots of squashed spuds, a few acros and super sports. Best aspect in terms of competition was that emerging stars of uk freestyle scene were all...