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by lesf
Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: River Calder - Sowerby Bridge Whitewater Course to Brighouse
Replies: 2
Views: 2872

Re: RIVER CALDER (Sowerby Bridge Whitewater Course to Brighouse)

You may be aware that Puzzle Weir upstream of Halifax Canoe Club's site (also know as Hollins Mill Weir) started to collapse a few years ago. Recent floods have furthered the collapse of the face of the weir making it seriously dangerous at the moment. To be clear, heading upstream from Halifax Cano...
by lesf
Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: River Calder - Sowerby Bridge Whitewater Course
Replies: 2
Views: 2931

Re: River Calder - Sowerby Bridge Whitewater Course

You may be aware that Puzzle Weir upstream of Halifax Canoe Club's site (also know as Hollins Mill Weir) started to collapse a few years ago. Recent floods have furthered the collapse of the face of the weir making it seriously dangerous at the moment. To be clear, heading upstream from Halifax Cano...
by lesf
Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: River Calder - Hebden Bridge to Sowerby Bridge
Replies: 2
Views: 2767

Re: River Calder - Hebden Bridge to Sowerby Bridge

You may be aware that Puzzle Weir (also know as Hollins Mill Weir) started to collapse a few years ago. Recent floods have furthered the collapse of the face of the weir making it seriously dangerous at the moment. To be clear, heading upstream from Halifax Canoe Club this is the first weir you come...
by lesf
Mon Nov 23, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: River Calder - Sowerby Bridge Whitewater Course
Replies: 2
Views: 2931

Re: River Calder - Sowerby Bridge Whitewater Course

A couple of things following last weeks floods. In the first pool on the course with slalom gates on 3 of the wires are down. I have recovered two of these to the left bank where they are coiled up out of the way and well above the current water level - if we have another flood they could go back in...
by lesf
Mon Nov 23, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: River Calder - Sowerby Bridge Whitewater Course to Brighouse
Replies: 2
Views: 2872

Re: RIVER CALDER (Sowerby Bridge Whitewater Course to Brigho

A couple of things following last weeks floods. In the first pool on the course with slalom gates on 3 of the wires are down. I have recovered two of these to the left bank where they are coiled up out of the way and well above the current water level - if we have another flood they could go back in...
by lesf
Mon Nov 23, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: River Calder - Hebden Bridge to Sowerby Bridge
Replies: 2
Views: 2767

Re: River Calder - Hebden Bridge to Sowerby Bridge

A couple of things following last weeks floods. In the first pool on the course with slalom gates on 3 of the wires are down. I have recovered two of these to the left bank where they are coiled up out of the way and well above the current water level - if we have another flood they could go back in...
by lesf
Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Found: crab & sling at the Washburn
Replies: 0
Views: 703

Found: crab & sling at the Washburn

I found a crab and sling in the river bed of the Washburn before the water went on yesterday - probably dropped on the previous week's release (Sat 30th Aug)
PM with a description if it might be yours

Les
by lesf
Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Found: basic 'club' paddle on the Ure
Replies: 0
Views: 534

Found: basic 'club' paddle on the Ure

Hi

We found a basic club paddle at Ure get off at Slenningford Mill, West Tanfield today. Cpuld have been lost on the river or left behind at the get off. Contact me with a discription if it's yours.

Les
by lesf
Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Alps conditions
Replies: 76
Views: 15460

Re: Alps conditions

Ran the lower Claree today, good level topped up by last nights thunderstorms. Quite a few trees in the braided sections about 500m above the bridge at la Draye - a fair jam of tree after tree over a 100m or more. There may have been lines to sneak through, but as hey were one after the other it eas...
by lesf
Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost on Calder - Dagger Approach
Replies: 1
Views: 425

Re: Lost on Calder - Dagger Approach

boat found today further down river
by lesf
Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost on Calder - Dagger Approach
Replies: 1
Views: 425

Lost on Calder - Dagger Approach

Orange Dagger Approach 9.0 lost on the R Calder, last seen at VTL Automotive weir at Luddendenfoot (also know as saggar Richards Weir and the V shaped weir) Boat is probably still by the weir (not been able to look in the light yet) but may have washed down Also missing is a throwline, last seen sna...
by lesf
Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost Red Mamba on River Calder
Replies: 1
Views: 473

Re: Lost Red Mamba on River Calder

recovered and returned to owner tonight
by lesf
Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pool Sessions - qualifications?
Replies: 18
Views: 1315

Re: Pool Sessions - qualifications?

We run our sessions in the council pool and have a long standing relationship with them, and provide our own poolside safety cover. Although I think the pool has similar arrangements with the swimming clubs that use the pool to provide their own safety cover. Sessions are run by club coaches. In add...
by lesf
Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Paddle Found on Calder
Replies: 0
Views: 304

Paddle Found on Calder

Hi

We found a paddle on the Calder by the get canoe club get of in Sowerby Bridge this morning.

Contact me with a desciption if your missing something

Les
Halifax CC
lesford@ntlworld.com
by lesf
Sat Dec 26, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: RIVER WASHBURN
Replies: 17
Views: 11427

Re: RIVER WASHBURN

Hi

No the release on 27th Dec has been cancelled - due to the snow and ice making access to the car park impossible

Les
by lesf
Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:34 pm
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: Hebden Water levels?
Replies: 6
Views: 1263

The V-shaped weir you refer to is definately runnable, although as it a vertical drop you'd probably want to give it a miss in high water. having said that we have had some-one from the club stuck in it at medium water levels - and as its walled in, getting them out is tricky! I've always run it riv...