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by Mark Gawler
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Save the Sorba
Replies: 0
Views: 216

Save the Sorba

Save the Sorba

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by Mark Gawler
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Newark Loop - Access issue!
Replies: 11
Views: 1180

Re: Newark Loop - Access issue!

Hello, I am sorry that any person felt uncomfortable, however being involved in acts of trespass often cause people who have paid a great deal of money to be there legally, to protect it. It is a shame that you do not wish to share our river heritage and feel it should only be enjoyed by those with...
by Mark Gawler
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: RIVER TEES (Barnard Castle to Whorlton Falls)
Replies: 28
Views: 12957

Re: RIVER TEES (Barnard Castle to Whorlton Falls) - Abby Rapids

IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT ABBEY RAPIDS Paddlers, please be aware there is currently a tree across Abbey Rapids preventing paddling. We have made contact with the Mortham Estate who maintain the area and will update once the tree has been removed. For now, please do not use the rapids. Please share with...
by Mark Gawler
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: England - Southeast
Topic: River Avon - Avon Tyrell to Christchurch Harbour
Replies: 18
Views: 8619

Re: River Avon - Avon Tyrell to Christchurch Harbour

This I'm afraid is the norm in the non tidal section, see access hassle in the guide.

Our of interest at which weir did the incident happened, Knapp mill in Christchurch? Where did yo you ladle down from?
by Mark Gawler
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Avon in Salisbury
Replies: 30
Views: 1288

Re: River Avon in Salisbury

Should his land be an SSSI then you could be committing a criminal offence by landing/standing on it, something fishermen are excluded from by an act of parliament. That’s interesting and I haven’t come across this before. Have you got a reference for it? Further down the Avon, the river north of t...
by Mark Gawler
Wed May 13, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Boris says...
Replies: 27
Views: 1596

Re: Boris says...

I for one am glad I live in a part of the country where we are being treated like adults and being allowed to make our own decisions based on the published guidelines. Canoe England have published guidelines, which include sensible advice to stay local, take extra care and only experienced paddlers ...
by Mark Gawler
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Brownsea Island
Replies: 0
Views: 631

Brownsea Island

This morning I received the following message from National Trust Brownsea Island, who asked be so share this on the forum. We know it might be tempting to get out onto the water at the moment, but this is a reminder to everyone that Brownsea Island is currently closed to visitors. For the safety of...
by Mark Gawler
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: River Cotter
Replies: 0
Views: 436

River Cotter

Gide to the River Cotter Read the Guide
by Mark Gawler
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: RIVER FAL
Replies: 3
Views: 3319

Re: RIVER FAL

StoneWeasel wrote:
Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:09 pm
I have spent many a frustrated hour trying to figure out when the playspot works. Any tips on when it goes?
A new Guide:
River Fal Play Wave (Sett Bridge)
by Mark Gawler
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Converting to a 3-piece Kayak - PART I^
Replies: 23
Views: 6725

Re: Converting to a 3-piece Kayak - PART I^

The images have now vanished..this seemed like a great resource..is there any way to restore the images to this thread ? If the original images can be located the can now be hosted on this site. Unfortunately photo bucket stopped allowing images hosted on there site being shared to other sites. Mar...
by Mark Gawler
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Washed up Kayak - Swanage Area
Replies: 1
Views: 902

Washed up Kayak - Swanage Area

WASHED UP KAYAK
The Coastguard Team is currently attending to a washed up kayak north of Ocean Bay.
Is it yours? Do you know who owns it? Any information would be really helpful.

by Mark Gawler
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Gone very quiet
Replies: 26
Views: 3185

Re: Gone very quiet

Another forum i use not water related was on yahoo for years but have migrated to groups.io much better not sure if it would facilitate all that is on here. I've not come across groups.io before, It probably would do all we need if we chose for the Enterprise version at $2200/year! I have no plans ...
by Mark Gawler
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: community forum for coaching and committees
Replies: 2
Views: 607

Re: community forum for coaching and committees

Thankyou for posting, this is the best place to post pending the creation of a "Clubs, Coaching and Bureaucracy" section. There as been talk of a "General Discussion" / "Cross Discipline" forum to catch these "don’t quite fit" topics, but the issue previously was the additional moderator workload it...
by Mark Gawler
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Gone very quiet
Replies: 26
Views: 3185

Re: Gone very quiet

I think it needs to be a group rather than a page. I deliberately did not set up a group to avoid creating yet another place to post thus splitting the content. I automatically post from the forum to the page to give visibility of the UKRGB on FB. I do not encourage commenting on the automatic post...
by Mark Gawler
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Gone very quiet
Replies: 26
Views: 3185

Re: Gone very quiet

by Mark Gawler
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Gone very quiet
Replies: 26
Views: 3185

Re: Gone very quiet

Without a doubt Facebook has taken a significant proportion of traffic from specialist forums like this one. The strength of Facebook is it makes it simple for a group of paddles to start a Group and live in there own isolated paddling bubble. Facebook Groups are great for exchanging banter and cont...
by Mark Gawler
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: England - Southeast
Topic: River Avon - Avon Tyrell to Christchurch Harbour
Replies: 18
Views: 8619

Re: River Avon - Avon Tyrell to Christchurch Harbour

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Avon,_Hampshire The "Act for making the River Avon navigable from Christchurch to the city of New Sarum" was enacted in 1664 under Charles II.[6] This act has not been repealed, hence remains in force and might provide a legal right of navigation. Body armour requ...
by Mark Gawler
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lighter weight plastic whitewater boats
Replies: 23
Views: 2189

Re: Lighter weight plastic whitewater boats

jmmoxon wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:47 am
20 years ago, we'd see hardly anyone else on the Upper Dart - now you're unlikely to have it to yourselves when it's running.
I think this was largely down to the highly restrictive access agreement (two groups of max eight paddles a day? and pay for the privilege) that people used to accept.
by Mark Gawler
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Aerials?
Replies: 2
Views: 546

Re: Aerials?

by Mark Gawler
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: England - Southeast
Topic: River Blackwater - Greys Mill to Langford
Replies: 2
Views: 4915

Re: River Blackwater - Greys Mill to Langford

I have received reports via a third party of issues between paddlers and the landowner at one of the portages in the Kelvedon to Langford section. The landowner claims that they have been physically threatened by paddlers, if this is the case it is obviously unacceptable. The incident (or incidents)...
by Mark Gawler
Fri May 31, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New Marine Conservation Zones
Replies: 1
Views: 409

New Marine Conservation Zones

New wave of protection for the sea announced today

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/news/new ... nced-today
by Mark Gawler
Mon May 27, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recommend me a river?
Replies: 2
Views: 624

Re: Recommend me a river?

Paddle the Thames: A Guide for Canoes, Kayaks and Sups
by Mark Gawler
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayakers rescued from Bitches Reif in Ramsey Sound.
Replies: 0
Views: 670

Kayakers rescued from Bitches Reif in Ramsey Sound.

Sr Davids lifeboat assistec four kayakers in difficulties in Ramsey Sound. The lifeboats were launched after coastguards at Milford Haven received a call from the kayakers to say that one of the kayaks had been holed by rocks on the Bitches reef and was rapidly filling with water - they would be una...
by Mark Gawler
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Which way North
Replies: 2
Views: 610

Which way North

If you rely on your compass this is worth a read...

Magnetic north continues its march to the east
https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/blog/2 ... -the-east/
by Mark Gawler
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Play the sea
Replies: 20
Views: 1778

Re: Play the sea

Billy g wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:44 pm
As I'm only 5'6" and seventy kg I'm looking for a boat with small cockpit, lowish volume. Most boats seem to be designed with bigger people in mind.
You should look out for an Avocet LV, my wife paddles one, she is a simalar size. A Rockpool Isel may be worth a look.
by Mark Gawler
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Plan B
Replies: 4
Views: 910

Plan B

Having the correct equipment makes a big difference...

Falmouth RNLI crew rescue kayaker from the Carrick Roads