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by jmmoxon
Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: River Frome - Woolverton to Freshbrook
Replies: 8
Views: 5866

Re: River Frome - Woolverton to Freshbrook

Landowner at A36 bridge (Woolverton put in) asked that paddlers phone them beforehand to let them know, as they had a nasty incident where horse was scared by kayaks a few years ago. No problem crossing their field (downstream river right). 01373 830 261
by jmmoxon
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: next step in when to go boating?
Replies: 14
Views: 2404

Re: next step in when to go boating?

All links on previous posts still working. Dartcom rain gauge broke & was replaced by a much more reliable model (metoffice rainfall predictions generally still over estimate though). EA river levels are supposed to be updating more frequently in the near future & NRW are changing their presentation...
by jmmoxon
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Welsh River Level Predictor
Replies: 9
Views: 262

Re: Welsh River Level Predictor

EA do it for some rivers, e.g. Trent, but I haven't found a list of which other rivers are already available: https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/station/2102 Jamie conn set up: http://isthedartrunning.co.uk/ NRW presentation is changing: https://naturalresources.wales/evidence-and-data...
by jmmoxon
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: RIVER MELLS
Replies: 3
Views: 3224

Re: RIVER MELLS

Paddled at 0.45 on gauge (new link): https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/station/3050 At least that level means there's enough to scrape the 'empty' section (although you have to portage the footbridge & weir). Several trees to portage, & the bridge mentioned by andya. Another foot of w...
by jmmoxon
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Countryfile Children in Need ramble
Replies: 0
Views: 99

Countryfile Children in Need ramble

includes a bit of Peak District paddling at 3 mins (& climbing at 32):
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m ... eed-ramble

Mike
by jmmoxon
Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Coast to Coast - Humber estuary advice
Replies: 25
Views: 1002

Re: Coast to Coast - Humber estuary advice

You still have more flow heading out to sea for a greater percentage of time, than coming in. So high tide in the upper reaches is fresh water blocked from exiting, rather than sea water ingress.
by jmmoxon
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Coast to Coast - Humber estuary advice
Replies: 25
Views: 1002

Re: Coast to Coast - Humber estuary advice

A lot of rivers flow into the Humber, so paddling up it will be more critical on timings than down, but then I don't know where you'd launch or land at low tide...
by jmmoxon
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: River Barle - Tarr Steps to Exe Confluence
Replies: 101
Views: 32334

Re: River Barle - Tarr Steps to Exe Confluence

Simonsbath (Sb) gauge (see also previous message): https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/station/3242 To give some idea on how it relates to Brushford (Bf) - this weekend Sb started at 0.35, whilst Bf was 0.75; Friday Sb peaked at 0.94, Bf 1.33; then Sb dropped to 0.46, whilst Bf 0.94 & S...
by jmmoxon
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: RIVER BARLE (Withypool to Tarr Steps)
Replies: 5
Views: 4212

Re: RIVER BARLE (Withypool to Tarr Steps)

See Tarr Steps to Dulverton thread for how Simonsbath gauge related to Brushford one (used by rainchasers & river app) this weekend.
by jmmoxon
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Confused by Rainchsers gauges - Yorkshire, NE
Replies: 3
Views: 347

Re: Confused by Rainchsers gauges - Yorkshire, NE

Gauges belong to EA, not rainchasers. Some (e.g. swale - it peaked on Saturday & Wednesday) don't report that often, unless it's flooding (to save money) & rainchasers doesn't fill in the gaps, so doesn't show Wed peak. Some gauges are upstream of section, others downstream, so water arrives at diff...
by jmmoxon
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Does anyone recognise this sea kayak?
Replies: 7
Views: 528

Re: Does anyone recognise this sea kayak?

Or could be from https://romankayaks.com/

Pretty sure it's not lost a letter from Romany...

Not a Seahawk: viewtopic.php?p=97471

Nor huntsman: viewtopic.php?t=116946
by jmmoxon
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: River Bray (Leeham Ford Bridge to Newtown Bridge)
Replies: 3
Views: 2400

Re: River Bray (Leeham Ford Bridge to Newtown Bridge)

Both gauges, at start & finish, are now online. Paddled today & I wouldn't bother getting on at Leeham - there are 2 heavy duty sheep fences above & below the low bridge & several tree portages (no barb wire though). There is another road bridge before you get to Brayford & the river is much more op...
by jmmoxon
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: RIVER BARLE (Withypool to Tarr Steps)
Replies: 5
Views: 4212

Re: RIVER BARLE (Withypool to Tarr Steps)

The gauge at simonsbath peaked about 3 hours before the one at brushford (below dulverton) each time this weekend, so useful to know that if you check the level there it will tell you what will happen at withypool about 1 hour later.
by jmmoxon
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: River Barle - Tarr Steps to Exe Confluence
Replies: 101
Views: 32334

Re: River Barle - Tarr Steps to Exe Confluence

The gauge at simonsbath peaked about 3 hours before the one at brushford (below dulverton) each time this weekend, so useful to know that if you check the level there it will tell you what will happen at tarr steps about 2 hours later (& dulverton at 3hrs)
by jmmoxon
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: River Barle - Simonsbath to Withypool
Replies: 37
Views: 8303

Re: River Barle - Simonsbath to Withypool

Paddled this section today at about 0.65 on simonsbath gauge (which is just above the put in bridge). You can paddle down to first sheep fence (most have small eddies just above on left), then definitely portage about 500m before trees clear a bit & you can paddle down to next fence portage. There's...
by jmmoxon
Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: River Barle (above Simonsbath)
Replies: 1
Views: 2110

Re: River Barle (above Simonsbath)

Paddled today at bank full + levels (over 1m on simonsbath gauge - by time we reached it, it was in middle of flow!). The bridge / ford at suggested put in was just starting to flood over the top, there was a gauge here showing 0.8 - it was well above when we picked up the car afterwards). The main ...
by jmmoxon
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The only white water river in Shropshire
Replies: 11
Views: 582

Re: The only white water river in Shropshire

Map of the county only adds the Tern & the Corve:
https://images.app.goo.gl/EeaAWVujtTfUPgWK6
by jmmoxon
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Times article
Replies: 12
Views: 1049

Re: Times article

You have somewhat more space & fewer people in Finland, so easier to keep out of each others way...
by jmmoxon
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaks on trains?
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Re: Kayaks on trains?

Kayaks would have to be booked on, whereas it used to be possible to take boards:
https://www.carvemag.com/2019/05/gwr-ha ... ne-trains/
by jmmoxon
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sort Spain Beta
Replies: 6
Views: 1029

Re: Sort Spain Beta

Adrian Cooper wrote:
Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:37 am
Is 'beta' a euphemism for 'information'?
No, it's am Americanism...
by jmmoxon
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: WW rivers in the UK with the same name!
Replies: 17
Views: 900

Re: WW rivers in the UK with the same name!

It would also appear to be too low...
by jmmoxon
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Leeds Liverpool canal
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: Leeds Liverpool canal

Then there are a lot of locks at either end...
by jmmoxon
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Avon in Salisbury
Replies: 30
Views: 1287

Re: River Avon in Salisbury

Indeed, but you're not supposed to deviate off that right of way & it doesn't give you permission to stop for a picnic - which many people do.
by jmmoxon
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Avon in Salisbury
Replies: 30
Views: 1287

Re: River Avon in Salisbury

Basically it has never been proven either way in a court, so we have our opinion & they have theirs...
by jmmoxon
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Nidd & How Stean Gorge on BBC
Replies: 0
Views: 380

Nidd & How Stean Gorge on BBC

Canoeing at start on reservoir: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b ... 1-the-nidd

Mike
by jmmoxon
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: WW rivers in the UK with the same name!
Replies: 17
Views: 900

Re: WW rivers in the UK with the same name!

Presumably the East & West Lyn of Devon are related to the Linns (waterfalls) of the North.

The Welsh guidebook lists 6 clydachs, 6 clywedogs, 3 dulais, 5 dulas, 2 gwili, 2 honddu, 2 llafar, 2 llynfi & 3 twrch. (I have also done both gwilis!)
by jmmoxon
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Riot Astro 58 for sale
Replies: 14
Views: 1113

Re: Riot Astro 58 for sale

7 years ago?
by jmmoxon
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: WW rivers in the UK with the same name!
Replies: 17
Views: 900

Re: WW rivers in the UK with the same name!

Dee (Dentdale) interesting waterfall / canyon run Also the better known Welsh & Scottish versions Clydach - (mountain stream), numerous in Wales, several of which are classic & some which aren't, often gr4 ish Avon - most are flat, or only weirs, but Dartmoor version has some dirty drops 2 Troutbeck...
by jmmoxon
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Summer white water in UK??
Replies: 10
Views: 793

Re: Summer white water in UK??

But you'll have to wait for the 5 mile driving restrictions to be relaxed in Scotland (& Wales)