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by dccp
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: new to the water!
Replies: 2
Views: 427

Re: new to the water!

Try Deva Canoe Club in Chester. email to "devacanoeclub@gmail.com" website "http://www.devacanoeclub.co.uk" You could just turn up at the riverside centre tonight at 6.00pm (The Riverside Centre, Lower Park Road, Chester, CH4 7BB, SATNAV does not work for this, it takes you to the wrong side of the...
by dccp
Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Beginner Kayaking
Replies: 6
Views: 1314

Re: Beginner Kayaking

We are a canoe and kayak club based in Chester. www.devacanoeclub.co.uk & devacanoeclub@gmail.com We offer free instruction to beginners and improvers at our Thursday evening sessions on the Dee in Chester. You would be very welcome to join us, send a message to the e-mail address above and I will s...
by dccp
Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Liverpool / Chester - Easy access 1st outing
Replies: 7
Views: 761

Re: Liverpool / Chester - Easy access 1st outing

deva canoe club is a Chester based canoe club
Contact us on devacanoeclub@gmail.com and I can send you instructions on how and when to find us.

Simon Carver
membership secretary
by dccp
Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Pyranha Burn FS
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Re: Pyranha Burn FS

Carl

I have sent a message to your e-mail.

We (DEVA CANOE CLUB) would like to buy it.

Simon
devacanoeclub@gmail.com
by dccp
Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: River Ribble - Clitheroe to Ribchester
Replies: 7
Views: 5954

Re: River Ribble - Clitheroe to Ribchester

An alternative egress is at Sale Wheal! A path leads up a hill to a car park. Not the easiest walk but probably no worse than getting up the bank at Ribchester. We needed a 'four man carry' for the canadians. The guage at Jumbles was 0.33 and the river was a scrape, we probably would not do it that ...
by dccp
Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canadian canoes found in Chester
Replies: 0
Views: 1137

Canadian canoes found in Chester

Two canadian canoes were found in Chester 20th June. They are believed to have been stolen.
Contact Chester Police if they are yours.
by dccp
Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: canadian canoes found in Chester
Replies: 0
Views: 478

canadian canoes found in Chester

Two canadian canoes were found in Chester 20th June. They are believed to have been stolen.
Contact Chester Police if they are yours.
by dccp
Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Job Oppurtunity - WWGP
Replies: 4
Views: 964

Re: Job Oppurtunity - WWGP

and the date is ....?
by dccp
Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Kayak trailer for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 301

Re: Kayak trailer for sale

Could you tell me the dimensions, particularly the wheelbase?
Does it have electrics?
Any chance of a photo?

Thanks
Simon
by dccp
Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Jackfield Rapids Obstruction
Replies: 0
Views: 350

Jackfield Rapids Obstruction

Please see post in regional updates
by dccp
Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: England - Midlands
Topic: Jackfield Rapids Obstruction
Replies: 0
Views: 1967

Jackfield Rapids Obstruction

Today, 2nd September, there was an object like a scaffold pole in the rapid. It is situated in the last two or three metres and right of centre. Fortunately it is angled downstream but I don't know what else might be in there. Today it could clearly be seen from the bank but could not be seen from a...
by dccp
Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: River Dee - Chester
Replies: 3
Views: 1145

Re: River Dee - Chester

There is a right of navigation from Farndon (miles upstream) to the weir! The weir is the high tide mark so from there down its tidal and so free navigation! Parking at Sandy Lane is free. Canoeing is free. Enjoy! If you want to join a club (adults only) try "Deva Canoe Club", send us an email at de...
by dccp
Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: River Wye - Hell Hole tree hazard
Replies: 8
Views: 1707

Re: River Wye - Hell Hole tree hazard

Here is an attempt at uploading photographs: http://images.myphotoalbum.com/d/de/dev/deva/devac/devacanoeclub/albums/album41/imgp0995.sized.jpg http://images.myphotoalbum.com/d/de/dev/deva/devac/devacanoeclub/albums/album41/imgp1003.sized.jpg The tree is on river right in the main drop. This was the...
by dccp
Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: River Wye - Hell Hole tree hazard
Replies: 8
Views: 1707

River Wye - Hell Hole tree hazard

Today 5th March 2011, Environment agencey Erwood guage is 1.03m

There is a tree in the bottom of Hell Hole!


We moved the tree a short way after holing a canadian. Branches are pointing upstream and today were just under the surface.

A swim here would be VERY DANGEROUS


Simon
by dccp
Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Goyt
Replies: 0
Views: 246

River Goyt

Tree in the horseshoe weir in Brabyns park - more on the north west rivers section.

At otterspool we noticed the land has compulsorily purchased for a hydro scheme.

Does anyone know anything about future egress at this point?

Thanks

Simon
by dccp
Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: River Goyt
Replies: 19
Views: 10860

River Goyt

Paddled the Goyt today (19th February 2011).

We normally shoot the horseshoe weir in Brabyns park in the river left corner.

Today there is a tree stuk in this corner, you probably would not notice it from your boat. The position of the tree is such that it might deflect you into the towback.
by dccp
Sat Nov 06, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddled something recently? - EA Gauge Calibrations
Replies: 217
Views: 22506

Re: Paddled something recently? - EA Gauge Calibrations

We paddled the Irwell from Ramsbottom. The level was good, for us, and there were at least two other groups out.

I guess different folk have different perceptions of what is a good level. I have certainly paddled it lower and yet thought it worthwhile, paddled it higher and thought it more exciting.
by dccp
Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Caution: Ogwen
Replies: 20
Views: 2161

Re: Caution: Ogwen

Follow this link to a previous post on this forum.

http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/foru ... rmen#p1695
by dccp
Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Manchester river levels
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Manchester river levels

Does anyone know if thee is water in either the Irwell or the Goyt?

Thanks

Simon
by dccp
Sun May 03, 2009 9:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Jackfield Rapids River Severn
Replies: 4
Views: 920

Jackfield Rapids River Severn

Does anyone know what the state of Jackfield Rapids is now?

Thanks
by dccp
Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Are we seeing the end of the volunteer coach?
Replies: 64
Views: 2912

Re: Are we seeing the end of the volunteer coach?

Enhanced CRB check shows EVERYTHING. Including minor offences decades ago! In certain circumstances unproven suspicion may be included!
by dccp
Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Are we seeing the end of the volunteer coach?
Replies: 64
Views: 2912

Re: Are we seeing the end of the volunteer coach?

I also have been a volunteer coach, hill walking and kayaking, for many years. I passed mountain leader assessment and have never been asked to 'update' let alone provide another first aid certificate. As soon as I passed Level 3 Kayak I was expected to do more and more updates, provide first aid ce...
by dccp
Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: river goyt
Replies: 10
Views: 724

Thanks for the information. I know from Roman Lakes. The now broken weir was good value at a medium level but be careful at low levels - spikes in the gap last time we did it.
by dccp
Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: river goyt
Replies: 10
Views: 724

Can anyone give a brief description of the river from New Mills to Roman Lakes?

What sort of grade is it?

Thanks for any help
by dccp
Mon May 19, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: introduction Rivers in North Wales
Replies: 7
Views: 1265

Not quite North Wales but within easy reach: Jackfield rapid on River Severn at Ironbridge, perhaps River Severn Newtown to Abermule - but look out for the very dangerous weir half way down - and if all else fails Chester Weir.
by dccp
Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:49 pm
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: River Goyt
Replies: 0
Views: 487

River Goyt

Erosion of weir The sloping weir half a mile downstream from the slalom course has been badly eroded on river left for about two metres from the bank and from the centre towards the right until about three or four metres from the side. The effect is to change the sloping face into a vertical drop. ...
by dccp
Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:49 pm
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: River Goyt
Replies: 3
Views: 774

River Goyt

Erosion of weir The sloping weir half a mile downstream from the slalom course has been badly eroded on river left for about two metres from the bank and from the centre towards the right until about three or four metres from the side. The effect is to change the sloping face into a vertical drop. ...
by dccp
Thu Oct 25, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Idiot proof drops North Wales....
Replies: 42
Views: 5136

Lets be quite clear about this
Grade 3 paddler + Pont Cyfyng = dead!
by dccp
Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted open canoe
Replies: 4
Views: 543

thanks for the advice
second hand is what I am after
by dccp
Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Eden tragedy
Replies: 4
Views: 1200

River Eden tragedy

I intend to take our beginners down the Eden in a few weeks time. I know the river well and I cannot think of any permanent feature which could have caused the problem, with the exception of Armathwaite weir. All the press reports suggest a site a mile or so above the weir. Does anyone have any furt...