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by chrisdickinson
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: ICONIC SCOTLAND 5 DAY RIVERS TOUR 21-26 OCT £600
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Views: 270

ICONIC SCOTLAND 5 DAY RIVERS TOUR 21-26 OCT £600

www.highlandkayakschool.co.uk 5 DAY RIVER TOUR PLACES AVAILABLE. THIS TOUR WILL RUN Join Chris Dickinson and Jonny Hawkins on this river tour. Aimed at grade 3-4 paddlers the tour includes accommodation in Glenmoriston, including all meals, drying room and hot tub. Tour costs £600. Full guiding ser...
by chrisdickinson
Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Scotland - West Highlands
Topic: River Spean - The 'Spean Gorge'
Replies: 13
Views: 6176

Re: River Spean - Spean Bridge to Lochy Confluence - The 'Spean Gorge'

Update at Spean Gorge April 2017 The siphon/archway on Headbanger drop has now collapsed. This has had the effect of reducing flow on far right side and creating a dangerous V fold against the wall that at least one paddler is reported to have been badly pinned in. The jutting rock at base of the dr...
by chrisdickinson
Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: ONE MORE NEEDED FOR WWSR TO RUN 13 AUG Gt Glen
Replies: 0
Views: 447

ONE MORE NEEDED FOR WWSR TO RUN 13 AUG Gt Glen

BCU WWSR 2 DAY COURSE (*Non-residential) BOOK THIS WEEKEND!! One trainee, required 3 and this course can run. 3 places left. Please get in touch before end of Sunday 7th if you wish to take part. Thanks Currently have three candidates for training - JUST NEED ONE MORE. Will be making decision at end...
by chrisdickinson
Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: WWSR 12/13 Aug Places available -Great Glen
Replies: 0
Views: 340

WWSR 12/13 Aug Places available -Great Glen

BCU WWSR 2 DAY COURSE (*Non-residential) One trainee, require 3 more and this course can run. Please get in touch before Sunday 7th if you wish to take part. Thanks Dates: Saturday 13th August 2016 at 10am River Garry, Inverness-shire. Sunday 14th August 2016 at 9am, meeting place to be agreed. Cost...
by chrisdickinson
Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: BOOK NOW WWSR £90 13-14 AUGUST GREAT GLEN
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Views: 346

BOOK NOW WWSR £90 13-14 AUGUST GREAT GLEN

BCU WWSR 2 DAY COURSE (*Non-residential) Dates: Saturday 13th August 2016 at 10am River Garry, Inverness-shire. Sunday 14th August 2016 at 9am, meeting place to be agreed. Cost: £90 Please note that a separate certificate fee is due to SCA @ £5 members or £10 non-members of SCA/BCU Membership card ...
by chrisdickinson
Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Scotland - West Highlands
Topic: River Spean - The 'Spean Gorge'
Replies: 13
Views: 6176

Re: River Spean - Spean Bridge to Lochy Confluence - The 'Spean Gorge'

There was a bigger log in the eddy on right of picture that has now gone, but there has been wood here for a while requiring care at low levels.
by chrisdickinson
Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: SCOTTISH WW TOUR - OCTOBER - CHRIS DICKINSON
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Views: 966

SCOTTISH WW TOUR - OCTOBER - CHRIS DICKINSON

See more at http://www.chrisdickinson.com TO BOOK PLACES EMAIL CHRIS AT speanbridge@googlemail.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- AUTUMN WW TOUR* – ADVANCED GRADE 3-4+(5) 24TH TO 30TH OCTOBER 201...
by chrisdickinson
Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: SCOTTISH RIVERS; SHETLAND SEA; IDAHO WW - CHRIS DICKINSON
Replies: 0
Views: 525

SCOTTISH RIVERS; SHETLAND SEA; IDAHO WW - CHRIS DICKINSON

See more at http://www.chrisdickinson.com Scroll down to read about the following tours: 3-10April Advanced Scottish Rivers 2-9 May Intermediate Scottish Rivers 8-14 June Sea Kayak Shetland 24-7 July Idaho White Water Kayaking TO BOOK EMAIL ME AT speanbridge@googlemail.com -------------------------...
by chrisdickinson
Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: SCOTTISH RIVER TOUR 26-31 OCT CHRIS DICKINSON
Replies: 2
Views: 661

SCOTTISH RIVER TOUR 26-31 OCT CHRIS DICKINSON

CHRIS DICKINSON, RENOWNED COACH AND GUIDE IS OFFERING A CHANCE TO PADDLE GRADE 3-4 RIVERS IN SCOTLAND FOR 5 DAYS IN OCTOBER FROM HIS BASE IN GLENMORISTON. COST IS £400 INCLUDING FULL BOARD AND LODGING . FULL DETAILS AT http://chrisdickinson.com/?page_id=25 CALL CHRIS ON 07825264922 OR EMAIL speanbr...
by chrisdickinson
Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: GOLD TOPOLINO FOR SALE £285
Replies: 0
Views: 245

GOLD TOPOLINO FOR SALE £285

GOLD LIMITED EDITION (NO 78) ESKIMO TOPOLINO FOR SALE £285 Excellent condition, rarely used (last time was at Garry Boater X), with air bag, drain plug, backrest, padded seat and original padded full plate footrest and fastenings. In Glen Moriston, but can bring to Edinburgh or anywhere in between ...
by chrisdickinson
Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Wanted: AWWS&R
Replies: 3
Views: 591

Re: Wanted: AWWS&R

http://chrisdickinson.com/?page_id=27 12-13 April Blair Atholl.
by chrisdickinson
Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: AWWSR and 5 STAR TRAINING SCOTLAND
Replies: 0
Views: 429

AWWSR and 5 STAR TRAINING SCOTLAND

22-23 March 2014 AWWSR Course Lochaber/Great Glen - 3 booked, 3 Places available - SEE BELOW 5-6 April 2014 5 Star leader WW Training Lochaber/Great Glen - 5 booked, 3 Places available - SEE BELOW AWWSR Course on 22-23 March 2014 COST is £125 5 Star WW Leader Training 5-6 April COST is £125 Venue L...
by chrisdickinson
Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:55 am
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Chris Dickinson Courses A/WWSR & Tours 2014 Scotland/Idaho/N
Replies: 0
Views: 759

Chris Dickinson Courses A/WWSR & Tours 2014 Scotland/Idaho/N

Guided Kayaking and Coaching in Scotland, USA, Ecuador, Nepal Contact Chris on speanbridge@googlemail.com or 01320340322 (home) 07825264922 (mobile) Lochan nan Lachan, Dalchreichart, Inverness IV63 7YJ See also http://www.chrisdickinson.com 2014 CALENDAR 22-23 March 2014 AWWSR Course Lochaber - Plac...
by chrisdickinson
Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: Scotland - West Highlands
Topic: Tree in final rapid of lower Roy
Replies: 1
Views: 1857

Re: Tree in final rapid of lower Roy

Incidentally the dangerous trees wedged in the rapid below railway bridge on Roy, that has been there a couple of years and was very nasty has now been washed away completely. Totally gone. Relax and enjoy a nice rapid again, slightly blind from above. Take out is just after it on LHS, small path di...
by chrisdickinson
Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: Scotland - West Highlands
Topic: River Spean - The 'Spean Gorge'
Replies: 13
Views: 6176

Re: River Spean - Spean Bridge to Lochy Confluence - The 'Sp

Latest information on Spean Gorge access points and the changes at headbanger including a photo are available at the link here. http://wwwchrisdickinsondotcom.blogspot ... -2013.html
by chrisdickinson
Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:19 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Worrying times on River Spean and perhaps for SCA members?
Replies: 17
Views: 7301

Re: Worrying times on River Spean and perhaps for SCA membe

Thanks John Would be nice if the uses of funds more recently were more widely publicised. I would like to apply to the fund for helping with issues on the Spean, but can't and won't do so whilst I face such a startling lack of support of me as Adviser there. Without that support status quo is fine a...
by chrisdickinson
Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Worrying times on River Spean and perhaps for SCA members?
Replies: 17
Views: 7301

Re: Worrying times on River Spean and perhaps for SCA membe

Well said. Evidence published to members means accountability. Long overdue. Evidence has not been published because there was none or it was not spent as promised. My sympathy to touring also, I open boat and sea kayak and saw the demise of perhaps the most successful committee in SCA as another ev...
by chrisdickinson
Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Worrying times on River Spean and perhaps for SCA members?
Replies: 17
Views: 7301

Re: Worrying times on River Spean and perhaps for SCA membe

and SCA, despite benefitting hugely from the guidebooks and having their name on them, are noticeably reticent about publishing details of just what access projects have been funded! You would think if some good stuff had been delivered in this manner that SCA would have wished to tell members about...
by chrisdickinson
Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Worrying times on River Spean and perhaps for SCA members?
Replies: 17
Views: 7301

Re: Worrying times on River Spean and perhaps for SCA membe

I offered to start talking to all land owners locally (one had even asked me about gifting an access to avoid liability) and Eddie Palmer and Access Committee looked at my proposal, presumably binned it, and sent Mike Dales in who did nothing. Nobody has spoken to any land owners except forestry com...
by chrisdickinson
Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Worrying times on River Spean and perhaps for SCA members?
Replies: 17
Views: 7301

Worrying times on River Spean and perhaps for SCA members?

This thread started as an adviser giving advice about access situation currently on Spean Gorge in Scotland West section. It ends with a statement from Eddie Palmer, in whom I have obviously pricked a nerve (perhaps a little guilt complex at his innefectual tenure at least in relation to Spean), who...
by chrisdickinson
Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: Scotland - West Highlands
Topic: River Spean - The 'Spean Gorge'
Replies: 13
Views: 6176

Re: River Spean - Spean Bridge to Lochy Confluence - The 'Sp

Guys and girls, Eddie has spoken, are we to do as we are told? Replies please? Who does he really think he is? We are debating here the access to one of our most popular rivers and the apparent failure of the SCA and peeople like Eddie to take the issues forward. I am happy to publish his response h...
by chrisdickinson
Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: Scotland - West Highlands
Topic: River Spean - The 'Spean Gorge'
Replies: 13
Views: 6176

Re: River Spean - Spean Bridge to Lochy Confluence - The 'Sp

Eddie I am delighted you are reading this. If you wish to support paddlers interest on this river I would be delighted to talk to you. When I made detailed proposals abou the future of access to the Spean, I was sidelined and nothing happened or was acknowledged. Mike Dales was drafted in to pacify ...
by chrisdickinson
Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: Scotland - West Highlands
Topic: River Spean - The 'Spean Gorge'
Replies: 13
Views: 6176

Re: River Spean - Spean Bridge to Lochy Confluence - The 'Sp

The situation is this for Spean Gorge. At woollen Mill the car park is woollen mill owned. Technically it is private. Car park spaces on far RHS are not I think. In practice woollen Mill turns a blind eye as long as paddlers don't overfill spaces and leave countless vehicles for too long. Ironically...
by chrisdickinson
Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Wanted : Grade 3/4 coaching in scotland
Replies: 4
Views: 610

Re: Wanted : Grade 3/4 coaching in scotland

Private message sent.
Chris
by chrisdickinson
Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: 1 PLACE 5 STAR WW 27/28 APR SCOTLAND CHRIS DICKINSON
Replies: 0
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1 PLACE 5 STAR WW 27/28 APR SCOTLAND CHRIS DICKINSON

5 STAR WW COURSE Will be running a 5 Star WW Training in Lochaber area on 27-28 April 2013. Cost is £120 for the course. 1 space remaining ONLY DUE TO A CANCELLATION. Email speanbridge@googlemail.com or call 07825264922 now to book Suitable for paddlers who are working for 5 Star OR paddlers who are...
by chrisdickinson
Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: CHRIS DICKINSON GUIDING & COURSES incl 5 Star April
Replies: 0
Views: 421

CHRIS DICKINSON GUIDING & COURSES incl 5 Star April

OPEN 5 STAR COURSE Will be running a 5 Star WW Training in Lochaber/Great Glen area on 27-28 April 2013. Cost is £120 for the course. 2 spaces remaining ONLY. Email speanbridge@googlemail.com or call 07825264922 now to book Suitable for paddlers who are working for 5 Star OR paddlers who are startin...
by chrisdickinson
Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted, damage split boats
Replies: 1
Views: 187

Re: Wanted, damage split boats

H4 Spean Bridge - recovered from gorge - owner does not want
speanbridge@googlemail.com
07825264922
Chris - River Adviser
by chrisdickinson
Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: Scotland - Far North
Topic: Allt Breinach
Replies: 1
Views: 2484

Re: Allt Breinach

AJ and I paddled upper part of this many years ago, interesting.
by chrisdickinson
Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: CHRIS DICKINSON AUTUMN TOURS & BCU COURSES
Replies: 1
Views: 252

Re: CHRIS DICKINSON AUTUMN TOURS & BCU COURSES

5 Star Tng just one space left. Spaces on all other tours and courses available.
Please contact by email. speanbridge@googlemail.com
Chris