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by Slime
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Looking for a beginners camping / kayak 5 day trip in europe somewhere
Replies: 5
Views: 545

Re: Looking for a beginners camping / kayak 5 day trip in europe somewhere

Europe is a whole continent so there is obviously a huge range of options available. I suggest you take a look at the Songofthepaddle website and trawl through their blog descriptions. The south of France is deservedly popular for canoe and kayak camping trips for beginners - with a wide choice of e...
by Slime
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Ideal Xmas Present?
Replies: 0
Views: 203

Ideal Xmas Present?

"Best Canoe Trips in the South of France" - the perfect Xmas present? If you are looking for an ideal Xmas Present then you may be interested in the new edition of the Massif Central Guidebook - "Best Canoe Trips in the South of France". Lots of lovely photos to inspire and have you dreaming of pad...
by Slime
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Another tragic kayaking fatality in Nepal.
Replies: 6
Views: 1242

Another tragic kayaking fatality in Nepal.

From news reports - POKHARA: 29th November. A 23-year-old Australian national Cassandra Ecise Emary has died while kayaking the Seti river in Pokhara of Nepal, on Thursday, police said. Emary had sustained serious injuries and was pronounced dead by the doctors upon arrival at Hospital. Reports say...
by Slime
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Fraser Expedition kayak for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 244

Fraser Expedition kayak for sale

Vintage, classic Kevlar kayak for sale. This is a Katana ww kayak, 4m long - strong, fast and light. The boat is in good watertight condition and would make a great boat for recreational touring. My friend Sue Jenkins chose it to paddle the Wye last year and loved it. It was made in an expensive Ke...
by Slime
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Kendal Mountain Festival. Paddlesports Session Sat 17 Nov.
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Re: Kendal Mountain Festival. Paddlesports Session Sat 17 Nov.

Whoops. Typo on first line - sorry but should say Kendal Leisure Centre. Silly me!
by Slime
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Kendal Mountain Festival. Paddlesports Session Sat 17 Nov.
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Kendal Mountain Festival. Paddlesports Session Sat 17 Nov.

Palm & Pyranha Paddlesports Session, Saturday 17th November 11.30 a.m to 1.30 p.m. Keswick Leisure Centre This looks like it could be a real gem! They are re-vamping Paddlesports at Kendal with the best line-up ever so definitely one not to miss! A stellar cast gathers together in the largest venue...
by Slime
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Best CAnoe Trips in the South of France
Replies: 0
Views: 198

Best CAnoe Trips in the South of France

Rivers Publishing are delighted to confirm that the new edition of White Water Massif Central is now at the distributors. We have had some copies and it looks great! It should be generally available from the 6th August. Thank you everyone for your patience and a big thank you to the many people who...
by Slime
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: WW Massif Central - New Edition launch
Replies: 0
Views: 220

WW Massif Central - New Edition launch

Rivers Publishing are delighted to confirm that the new edition of White Water Massif Central is now at the printers and we expect it to be available in the second week of August. Thank you everyone for your patience and a big thank you to the many people who have helped and contributed. Please see...
by Slime
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: KENTISH RIVER STOUR
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Re: KENTISH RIVER STOUR

The Kentish Stour is one of the trips in Pub Paddles guide book - which I think will answer all your queries for this and other classic rivers in the S.E.
by Slime
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: White Water Massif Central by Peter Knowles
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Re: White Water Massif Central by Peter Knowles

Special Pre-publication Offer I am sorry but there is a typo in the bank sort code that should be as below. For the launch of ‘Best Canoe Trips in the South of France’ we are offering a pre-publication deal where we will send you a copy by first class post as soon as we get the books back from prin...
by Slime
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: White Water Massif Central by Peter Knowles
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Re: White Water Massif Central by Peter Knowles

Rivers Publishing are delighted to confirm that the new edition of White Water Massif Central is now at the printers and we expect it to be available in the second week of August. Thank you everyone for your patience and a big thank you to the many people who have helped and contributed. Please see...
by Slime
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What river comes up quickest?
Replies: 19
Views: 1312

Re: What river comes up quickest?

My vote would be for the Upper Derwent which drains Borrowdale and is supposedly the wettest place in England. It's usually up and down within a few hours so unless you live locally you are unlikely to get to paddle it - which is a shame as its a beautiful run. We try to time it so we are getting on...
by Slime
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: White Water Massif Central by Peter Knowles
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Re: White Water Massif Central by Peter Knowles

Thanks for the interest folks. We are doing the final checks and all being well the book goes to the printer this week - hooray! - so hopefully it should be out by the end of the month. Once it's at the printer, I will post the details here and on the Rivers Publishing website. We will also offer a...
by Slime
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: French Alps levels
Replies: 9
Views: 1368

Re: French Alps levels

Hi Poke, Sorry we must have missed you. I was pleased to bump into, and paddle again with Wolfgang who is the kayaker on the front cover of WW South Alps. He mentioned that he had just paddled the Bonne . He said that reports of a landslide on it are correct - It is blocked by a landslide on the sec...
by Slime
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: WhiteWater Massif Central Guidebook
Replies: 7
Views: 757

Re: WhiteWater Massif Central Guidebook

Hi Folk,

It's likely to be May as we are trying to do a really good job. So maybe one of those rare first edition is good value?

Happy Paddling,

Pete Knowles
Rivers Publishing
by Slime
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Best of Banff Films UK Tour - Book Early!
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Best of Banff Films UK Tour - Book Early!

I always look forward to the annual UK tour of the best films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival. It's great to see what are probably the best and latest outdoor films on a massive screen with the finest ultra HD projection. This year Keswick was one of the first venues of the tour and a group o...
by Slime
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bio/Autobiographical Publications
Replies: 5
Views: 471

Re: Bio/Autobiographical Publications

"Never turn back" is a well written biography of Walt Blackador by Ron Waters.

From a pioneering era of ww kayaking so you may enjoy.
by Slime
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Olaf's Tajikistan film show
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Re: Olaf's Tajikistan film show

I am really looking forward to this having heard Olaf speak before and seen the trailer. It should be a great evening! For those not on facebook here is the info about the film and expedition - note the international team of some of the World's best expedition paddlers. Pete Knowles. Rivers Publish...
by Slime
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canoe Hire Ardeche
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: Canoe Hire Ardeche

Hi Pete Knowles here. I am told that all the commercial operators have switched to hiring sit on tops - these are ww ones, specially designed for the Ardeche and similar rocky rivers. Like you, I normally paddle and would choose to paddle an open canoe. However I do believe in "when in Rome" so I su...
by Slime
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone done the BHERI in Nepal, recently?
Replies: 6
Views: 851

Anyone done the BHERI in Nepal, recently?

Namaste! Its that time of year when everyone is dreaming and planning next years trips. I am interested in doing a mellow raft supported trip down the Bheri in Far Western Nepal. NOT the Thule Bheri but the main Bheri from its confluence with the Sani Bheri. I have paddled both rivers but a long wh...
by Slime
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Ben Stookesberry at the Kendal Mountain Festival Nov 18th
Replies: 0
Views: 326

Ben Stookesberry at the Kendal Mountain Festival Nov 18th

This completely escaped my notice (well I have been out in the Himalayas) Kendal Mountain Film Festival Saturday 18th Nov 21.00 - 22.30 Brewery Arts Centre Theatre “Into Twin Galaxies” – A spectacular film of an insane ski and kayak mission across Greenland - presented in persons by filmmaker Joche...
by Slime
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Competition – Name this new rapid on the Greta
Replies: 33
Views: 2811

Re: Competition – Name this new rapid on the Greta

Our distinguished team of judges - Tony, Rachel and me discussed the entries over a pint and a pizza last night. There are some brilliant, clever and funny entries – some just too clever! We narrowed our top 3 shortlist down to – Desmond's deposit by Mike Veal Des'tiny also by Mike Veal. Desdemona ...
by Slime
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Thuli Bheri – first descent?
Replies: 6
Views: 773

Re: Thuli Bheri – first descent?

From all accounts Peter Byrne was a fantastic character and explorer and I would love to have shared a beer with him. My view is that all "first descents" are merely labels. I think Doug and Gerry only claim a first kayak descent of the Thule Bheri. That being said, they almost certainly started hi...
by Slime
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Competition – Name this new rapid on the Greta
Replies: 33
Views: 2811

Re: Competition – Name this new rapid on the Greta

Many thanks and some great suggestions!

Please keep them coming and we will close the competition midnight tomorrow, Tuesday 24th.

Happy Paddling

Pete Knowles, Rivers Publishing.
by Slime
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Anything happening on the Dart this winter?
Replies: 4
Views: 777

Re: Anything happening on the Dart this winter?

Good idea Dave, I think we can do something in Cumbria if dates suit.

Slime
by Slime
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Competition – Name this new rapid on the Greta
Replies: 33
Views: 2811

Competition – Name this new rapid on the Greta

Nearly two years ago Storm Desmond caused huge devastation in Cumbria and especially to Keswick and the river Greta. Occasionally bad things come out of good and it’s generally acknowledged by paddlers that the “New Greta” is vastly changed and now much more fun for the kayaker. There is one outsta...
by Slime
Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Lowri's FUN-draiser Shenanigans Sat Sept 2nd at Mile End Mill, Llangollen
Replies: 0
Views: 501

Lowri's FUN-draiser Shenanigans Sat Sept 2nd at Mile End Mill, Llangollen

] Lowri's World Champs FUN-draiser Shenanigans Saturday September 2nd at Mile End Mill, Llangollen An afternoon and evening of fun and shenanigans, both on and off the water to help raise money towards Lowri Davies representing Great Britain at the World Freestyle Championships out in Argentina. As...
by Slime
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: New River Wye Canoe Maps
Replies: 1
Views: 729

New River Wye Canoe Maps

Rivers Publishing are delighted to announce two new maps for the River Wye - Designed by canoeists for canoeists, these are very much “hands on” map - waterproof and easy to use whilst paddling down the river - they even float. They show all the essential paddling information as clearly as possible...
by Slime
Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: UK Source-to-sea, no bridges?
Replies: 11
Views: 1189

Re: UK Source-to-sea, no bridges?

Mike McDonald, Dave Simpson and myself did a Wayfarer dinghy cruise there a few years ago. We had two dinghies and a rotobat which we towed as a tender so we could anchor the dinghies whilst we camped ashore..... Well being anchored at Coruisk with a rotobat and a strong rescue team we just had to p...
by Slime
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: italian words
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: italian words

There is an easily missed 3 page glossary in the back of WW South Alps guidebook. English, French, Italian, German. Put together by Ian Beecroft with a deviant sense of humour - here's a couple of entries - play-hole/playspot trou à chandelles buco per giocare Spielwalze, -stelle - section of water ...