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by callwild
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Church Beck, Coniston. Dangerous Water Releases!
Replies: 28
Views: 7909

Re: Church Beck, Coniston. Dangerous Water Releases!

Next water release in Church Beck is between 8 & 10 am on Tuesday the 20th March 2018
by callwild
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Competition – Name this new rapid on the Greta
Replies: 33
Views: 2648

Re: Competition – Name this new rapid on the Greta

Slime has escaped the country and left me with the task of choosing a winner for the name that rapid competition. As in the good old Slime tradition of confusing everybody with incorrect beta the grid reference he gave was for RocK Hop rapid which has not really changed much other than have few boul...
by callwild
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Soft Roof Bars, How many boats
Replies: 10
Views: 1451

Re: Soft Roof Bars, How many boats

yep they carry boats fine, but with the drawbacks already mentioned. straps through the car draw in water during rain. Avoid damage to the car roof by removing them every day and washing any grit off them. As mentioned take T-cut to remove minor scratches and remove kayaks and rack before returning ...
by callwild
Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: RIVER LEVEN
Replies: 89
Views: 22956

Re: RIVER LEVEN

When did the breach in left hand side of the weir above Backbarrow bridge occur and has anybody run it or are there debris in there ? Regards Paul My first time back on the Leven at the weekend since the floods. It was at 0.96 on the guage so at a low level but nudging medium so a decent level and ...
by callwild
Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Church Beck, Coniston. Dangerous Water Releases!
Replies: 28
Views: 7909

Re: Church Beck, Coniston. Dangerous Water Releases!

Time for the Spring Church Beck Release.

Warning Increased flow in Church Beck
Scheduled release from Levers water, United Utilities Valve exercising resulting in greatly increased flows in
Church Beck.
Tuesday 14th March 8am-10am
Further information contact;
Katy Singleton 07795447939
by callwild
Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Running the River Rothey
Replies: 3
Views: 700

Re: Running the River Rothey

No restrictions on the Rothay. If there is water it is fine. Only place to take care is around the short grade 3 rapid just above Pelter Bridge and not far after leaving Rydal Water. The land between the lake and the bridge is all private so there is no opportunity for landing, inspection, portage o...
by callwild
Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: Cockley Beck
Replies: 1
Views: 670

Re: Cockley Beck

Err??
why is this headed Cockley Beck ?
its obviously Crookdale beck.
by callwild
Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: RIVER LEVEN
Replies: 89
Views: 22956

Re: RIVER LEVEN

This was the picture from the FB post Ant https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14570835_10154010799036134_5385324219041797309_o.jpg It does look as if a branch sticks out into the river although as you say probably easily avoided with basic skills. thought I'd seen that someone had been back...
by callwild
Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Smoo Cave Waterfall
Replies: 6
Views: 918

Re: Smoo Cave Waterfall

I've abseiled in and climbed out. Must admit never thought to check the depth of the landing, but its quite a long drop of about 80 feet so would need a deep pool as there is not enough room to boof that without hitting the walls.
by callwild
Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: RIVER LEVEN
Replies: 89
Views: 22956

Re: RIVER LEVEN

just received this in an email. “Hi Folks and Particularly the SRTs , two weekends in a row LDSAMRA teams training on the Leven have just happened to be in the right place at the right time to rescue paddlers pinned on a tree . Both incidents happened at the same place just up from the bridge and sc...
by callwild
Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Church Beck, Coniston. Dangerous Water Releases!
Replies: 28
Views: 7909

Re: Church Beck, Coniston. Dangerous Water Releases!

Time for the Church Beck Release warning.
unite Utilities have informed us that it will be between 8am - 10am on Tuesday the 27th of September 2016

any queries call

Emergency contact 08453372500 or 07795447939
by callwild
Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 1st Sea kayak Recomendations
Replies: 12
Views: 1575

Re: 1st Sea kayak Recomendations

Sat in the essence 17 the other day and found it very comfy. had very good feedback from all that have tried it so gone for it. I am not needing a high performance boat so wanting something I can take anywhere without worrying about damaging glass ! and keep up with my wife in a Capella for a couple...
by callwild
Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 1st Sea kayak Recomendations
Replies: 12
Views: 1575

Re: 1st Sea kayak Recomendations

Thanks for the suggestions & comments guys.
by callwild
Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 1st Sea kayak Recomendations
Replies: 12
Views: 1575

1st Sea kayak Recomendations

I am an expert white water river paddler with several sea kayak trips under my belt also. Now looking for a plastic sea boat and after some recommendations. 5`10" and 14.5 stone. have seen a Perception essence with rudder for sale, would this be suitable for serious trips? Any others I should be loo...
by callwild
Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wasdale becks
Replies: 4
Views: 460

Re: Wasdale becks

as others have said no water at the moment.
All these becks are really only runnable when its too high a water for the standard rivers.
by callwild
Tue May 17, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Barrier across the Dee
Replies: 33
Views: 4475

Re: Barrier across the Dee

When strands of wire were stretched accross the River Kent above kendal it was reported to the police a dangerous hazard and the local MP (Tim farrom )was also informed. They took it very seriously and the landowner was instructed to remove the hazard promptly. Surely the police can not let this riv...
by callwild
Tue May 10, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: National Trust Activity Licence scheme
Replies: 7
Views: 1126

Re: National Trust Activity Licence scheme

Finally have a response from the Lake District National Trust and it seems they are now not trying to licence individual instructors after all. It would help if they published this somewhere!1 In a email to me they now state this "Local picture In the Lake District we have been running a licensing s...
by callwild
Fri May 06, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: National Trust Activity Licence scheme
Replies: 7
Views: 1126

Re: National Trust Activity Licence scheme

yep, this is a Big Big change to how instructors, guides and centres will work on National trust land. The trial is already undwerway so everyone should be licencing themselves now as the full roll out starts in July. I have seen very little said about it on forums and can only assume not many know ...
by callwild
Thu May 05, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: National Trust Activity Licence scheme
Replies: 7
Views: 1126

National Trust Activity Licence scheme

How do people see the National Trust Activity Licence scheme affecting self emploed intructors or guides? The Trust are saying ANY activity which takes place for renumeration on Trust land requires an application in aadvance for a licence for a particular venue and associated reisk assessments under...
by callwild
Wed Mar 16, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: EA Weirs/structures used for training.
Replies: 4
Views: 991

Re: EA Weirs/structures used for training.

Dear Shelley G Please ignore this stonercanoe guy who seems to be on a high horse. Thank you for your reminder that climbing on the structure is not really allowed and that groups should find other places for their training. I aknowledge Trespass laws do exist to privately owned structures. I imagin...
by callwild
Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Specs or contacts?
Replies: 24
Views: 2225

Re: Specs or contacts?

Dailies for me. One thing that hasn't been mentioned yet is dailes themselves can vary quite alot from different manufacturers. I always had no problem until my optician changed brands without telling me and i went on an overseas trip with the new batch. What a pain I lost one every day with even mi...
by callwild
Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: River Greta
Replies: 21
Views: 8595

Re: River Greta

paddled saturday with group and the gauge is definately not working properly, it said 1.25 medium on rainchasers BUT upon arriving at get in the water was below the white marker on the bridge and the trip was scrape at best. with the new changes water needs to be at least 5cm above the white line t...
by callwild
Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Has anyone got anything positive out of all this flooding?
Replies: 22
Views: 3652

Re: Has anyone got anything positive out of all this floodin

Call me a complete bar steward, but I disagree. Of course it's devastating for those affected by the flooding's damage, but despite that there has been some great water with many rarely run rivers coming into condition and a few stonking flood epics. I don't think it's inappropriate to ask about an...
by callwild
Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A new look UKRGB
Replies: 63
Views: 11201

Re: A new look UKRGB

yep fine now , Thanks
by callwild
Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A new look UKRGB
Replies: 63
Views: 11201

Re: A new look UKRGB

Although i can view the forum OK I don't seem to be able to view any river descritions !!!
the index seems Ok but when I click on a specific river for its descrition I just get this page not available.
All rivers in all areas ?
by callwild
Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling in the Lakes in October
Replies: 6
Views: 1369

Re: Paddling in the Lakes in October

It isn't the case that you *can't* paddle the rivers, just that it is still the fishing season, and you will incur the wrath of the fishy people. It is a popular area for fishing and so, for a peaceful life paddlers tend to wait till November. Don't know where swimmer boy gets this idea. have been ...
by callwild
Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Church Beck, Coniston. Dangerous Water Releases!
Replies: 28
Views: 7909

Re: Church Beck, Coniston. Dangerous Water Releases!

Time fora Church Beck Release

United utilities have just informed me of this for Tomorrow

Planned valve operation effecting flow in Church Beck Coniston
Thursday 17th September between 8am-10am
Notice attached
Thanks
by callwild
Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Vimeo and music copyright
Replies: 39
Views: 3951

Re: Vimeo and music copyright

This is happening more and more now due to Universal Music Group (UMG) who are the largest music corporation in the world more actively using US based laws to go after anyone using their music. This affects DJs promoting their mixes far more than a kayaking video and many are losing their pages on s...
by callwild
Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Have you paddles Langstrath Beck?
Replies: 9
Views: 1317

Re: Have you paddles Langstrath Beck?

ruralweb wrote:Yep in 1982 - wow showing my age but a good paddle and best with a good flow IMO
That wasn't with Andy Hall & Colin Downer was it?
As they were who I heard did the first descent around then and then we did it around 87.
Stu
by callwild
Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lake District/ NW England low water options
Replies: 6
Views: 943

Re: Lake District/ NW England low water options

Best options
Leven is still good at a medium or low level. (Today still just on Medium).

Kent still on Low so thats not bad.

Lune on Scrape, but still OK as main run is in gorges.