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by The Walnut Cracker
Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:52 am
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: AFON YSTWYTH (Blaenycwm Farm to Cwmystwyth Bridge)
Replies: 2
Views: 1999

Re: AFON YSTWYTH (Blaenycwm Farm to Cwmystwyth Bridge)

The hazard is quite a bit lower than Cwmystwyth so no
danger from it when running that upper section.
It is just below the get in at sn694 716 just up from the riverside saw mills.
Phil
by The Walnut Cracker
Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Apparently violence is fine, but paddling on a river isn't..
Replies: 26
Views: 3260

Re: Apparently violence is fine, but paddling on a river isn

I don't the river so it is impossible for me to work out exactly which map(s) I need to be viewing, but it seems to me that for most of it's course the course the Sawdde is unshaded - the key I see tells me that yellow areas are open land and green are common land so presumably that means no shadin...
by The Walnut Cracker
Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Apparently violence is fine, but paddling on a river isn't..
Replies: 26
Views: 3260

Re: Apparently violence is fine, but paddling on a river isn

It's not easy getting to the maps at the moment try http://www.ccw.gov.uk/enjoying-the-country/open-access-land/open-access-maps.aspx Click on J and go to the draft maps. As the maps are being reviewed at the moment the current draft maps are the old conclusive maps (the ones that are still valid). ...
by The Walnut Cracker
Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Springwatch wezzit
Replies: 3
Views: 1629

Re: Springwatch wezzit

Einion at Furnace.
by The Walnut Cracker
Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:18 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost on the Tryweryn
Replies: 0
Views: 478

Lost on the Tryweryn

Lost on the Tryweryn Saturday 23rd Feb.
Bit of a long shot, but, one of our young club members lost his GoPro hero off the front of his boat this morning on the top end of the graveyard (could be anywhere now though), If anyone finds it could they give me a shout please.
Many thanks
Phil
by The Walnut Cracker
Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What Lens?
Replies: 7
Views: 619

What Lens?

What lens do I get to put on a 30d? What do you use? I don't want to spend a great deal so it will be 2nd hand probably. I want to be able to take shots in dark dank gorges as well as open areas. I was thinking of something like an 18-70, f3.5 or larger if possible. As most of the shots will be from...
by The Walnut Cracker
Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wezzizditch?
Replies: 59
Views: 2786

Re: Wezzizditch?

Not sure if already suggested, but, Twrch opposite the Lliw?
by The Walnut Cracker
Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: Wales - North
Topic: AFON DULAS (Forge Dulas, near Machynlleth)
Replies: 3
Views: 3158

Re: AFON DULAS (Forge Dulas, near Machynlleth)

Four of us ran this on Friday 28th, could have done with being a little higher. We did portage a little further down where there is evidence of 3 trees under the water, the line was fine for two of them but you would have to get it spot on to get the third. We opted to walk round and I went for an a...
by The Walnut Cracker
Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaking Joys
Replies: 42
Views: 2722

Re: Kayaking Joys

When my son says,
"fancy a paddle Dad".

Phil
by The Walnut Cracker
Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Wales - North
Topic: RIVER CLYWEDOG
Replies: 13
Views: 6569

Re: RIVER CLYWEDOG

Ran the Clywedog back in January on a .47 on the gauge. I wouldn't do it this low again, found it really boney and it needed another couple of inches.
Phil
by The Walnut Cracker
Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Land Owners Liability
Replies: 7
Views: 1130

Re: Land Owners Liability

Natural England Guidance
http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/Images ... -27731.pdf

Note the lessened level of liability when on CROW access land in respect of natural features which includes water.

Phil
by The Walnut Cracker
Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Weight forward or Back
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Weight forward or Back

It may be a daft question, sorry if it is.
When you are loading your sea kayak, tent, sleeping bag, dry clothes, food etc, I know it would be best to get the weight even, but if you can't is it best to put the greater weight in the bow or stern??

Thanks
Phil
by The Walnut Cracker
Mon May 14, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: sedate paddle buddies wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 1246

Re: sedate paddle buddies wanted

Hi, I'm in my mid fifties and returning to sea kayaking after a 25 year break. I'm looking for experienced paddlers who are exploring Pembrokeshire /Anglea coast or anyware UK. Really just looking for some paddle buddies who match my pace and not too much machismo. Steve Smith Aberystwyth Hi Steve,...
by The Walnut Cracker
Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: UFO Unidentified floating object
Replies: 12
Views: 1236

Re: UFO Unidentified floating object

Does it slice and dice?

Phil
by The Walnut Cracker
Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: UFO Unidentified floating object
Replies: 12
Views: 1236

Re: UFO Unidentified floating object

Generator??
by The Walnut Cracker
Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The River Clywedog
Replies: 8
Views: 1093

Re: The River Clywedog

Top Rapid at a level of .47
Image
and the drop
Image
by The Walnut Cracker
Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The River Clywedog
Replies: 8
Views: 1093

Re: The River Clywedog

Paddled this a few weeks ago with the gauge at .47.
General consensus of our group was that we would not do it again at that level (too boney), it needed another couple of inches ideally, perhaps .50 on the gauge as a minimum.
I will post a picture of the top rapid if I can work out how.
Phil
by The Walnut Cracker
Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Upper Wye clean-up April 22nd
Replies: 2
Views: 945

Re: Upper Wye clean-up April 22nd

The WUF are promoting a clean up of the Upper Wye, well worth getting involved with if anyone can.
http://www.wyeuskfoundation.org/news/noticeboard.php

Phil
by The Walnut Cracker
Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Afon Tywi - Junction Pool to Dolauhirion - Access?
Replies: 11
Views: 2029

Re: Afon Tywi - Junction Pool to Dolauhirion - Access?

wezzzy wrote:Any idea on the higher section from the slipway?
0.3 on the Ystradffin gauge should be enough, you should see one and a half pipes flowing out of the Dam base for that level.
See gauge - http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/ho ... ionId=4209
Phil
by The Walnut Cracker
Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: You know you're an outdoors enthusiast when...
Replies: 114
Views: 6643

Re: You know you're an outdoors enthusiast when...

You spend several grand in getting the garage roof raised so you can put boats in the loft space.
by The Walnut Cracker
Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: Wales - North
Topic: Afon Dulas - Corris
Replies: 1
Views: 2005

Afon Dulas - Corris

There is a tree, virtually all the way across the Dulas near the end of Corris Caravan Park, approximate Grid Ref SH 753 064.
It is possible to sneak by on river left but be careful.
Phil
by The Walnut Cracker
Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:09 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wye above Llangurig
Replies: 12
Views: 1211

Re: Wye above Llangurig

Just had a chance to look at these on a map, and the river at Eisteddfa Gurig, and at the point 52.441506,-3.767281 is not the Wye, but the Afon Tarennig (or the English translation of it!) At least this means I don't have to renumber the 20 points on the Wye further downstream of this point! ;-) I...
by The Walnut Cracker
Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wye above Llangurig
Replies: 12
Views: 1211

Re: Wye above Llangurig

It's been done a few times from Eisteddfa Gurig, a real ditch there. We've never bothered though, if there has been enough rain for that to run the Upper Ystwyth is usually running as well so we go there.

Phil
by The Walnut Cracker
Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How to fight back the fisherman!
Replies: 11
Views: 1020

Re: How to fight back the fisherman!

I fish and Kayak, and it works out fine most of the time. But, in the summer and early autumn when the river is rising and getting some colour in it, should I go boating or Sewin fishing, that is a difficult decision!!! It's easier to say sod it and go shooting.
by The Walnut Cracker
Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Old Rover Mini + Boats = ???
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Re: Old Rover Mini + Boats = ???

Had a 16' Canadian on top of a Kia Pride (only just bigger than a Mini), needed to be careful of the hedge when going round bends, and nearly swiped some poor bloke of his bike with the back end. Only had the boat on the roof once though, too frightened to put it on again.
by The Walnut Cracker
Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddleworks Bala
Replies: 3
Views: 1037

Paddleworks Bala

Stopped for some bits yesterday in Bala but the shop was empty:(
Have they just got the one shop in Llangollen now, or is there another one hiding in Bala?

Phil
by The Walnut Cracker
Fri May 27, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Whats the fastest way to CIWW from the Bridge???
Replies: 41
Views: 1501

Re: Whats the fastest way to CIWW from the Bridge???

Just to suggest another alternative... you could come off at J29, take the A48 and come off that at 3rd junction.Left at the roundabout (as normal through town route) but keep right and go over flyover and follow the docks road - 2nd exit at next 4 roundabouts, straight on at the next 2 roundabouts...
by The Walnut Cracker
Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Bit of light reading - Participation Survey 2010
Replies: 0
Views: 177

Bit of light reading - Participation Survey 2010

This may be of interest to some, it is the Watersports and Leisure
Participation Survey 2010, sorry if it has already been posted.


http://www.britishmarine.co.uk/upload_p ... rt2010.pdf

Phil
by The Walnut Cracker
Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sunglasses whenever...
Replies: 17
Views: 1617

Re: Sunglasses whenever...

Sainbury's Polarized, £10.99, doesn't break the bank when you loose them rolling.