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by Zool
Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: River Tavy - Tavistock to Denham Bridge
Replies: 75
Views: 24765

Re: River Tavy - Tavistock to Denham Bridge

The EA are working on the collapsed weir (some times know as Dentist Weir) just before the monitoring station. Portage left early as there is lots of debris in the water including iron bars. Work also ongoing on the salmon leap.
by Zool
Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: River Walkham - Huckworthy to Bedford Bridge
Replies: 6
Views: 4382

Re: River Walkham - Huckworthy to Bedford Bridge

The EA are working at Horrabridge weir and its totally blocked with plastic tunnels in the water making a temp platform for a digger. A new salmon leap is under construction and there are large bags of stone in the water above the weir. Portage left into the park and stay well clear.
by Zool
Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: River Walkham - Bedford bridge to Tavy Confluence
Replies: 118
Views: 25309

Re: River Walkham - Bedford bridge to Tavy Confluence

Just Paddled the Walkham, about 200m down the river from Bedford bridge there is a tree blocking the river, if levels are low you might be able to squeeze past on the left (and i mean squeeze). The river is also still totally blocked at Magpie bridge (also known as Gem bridge), no exit right due to ...
by Zool
Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: WATER LEVEL, ACCESS AND HAZARD UPDATES: Southwest England
Replies: 15
Views: 8971

Re: WATER LEVEL, ACCESS AND HAZARD UPDATES: Southwest Englan

Its the new cycle bridge put in to replace the old railway bridge that was demolished 50+ years ago. Its links the Drakes trail Yelveton to Tavistock cycle path. Situated between Magpie Bridge and Grenofen Bridge.
by Zool
Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: WATER LEVEL, ACCESS AND HAZARD UPDATES: Southwest England
Replies: 15
Views: 8971

Re: WATER LEVEL, ACCESS AND HAZARD UPDATES: Southwest Englan

River Walkham completely blocked at Gem Bridge. Only exit river left as low barbed wire fence on the right.
by Zool
Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Rubbish/Litter
Replies: 1
Views: 220

River Rubbish/Litter

Hello I paddled the River Tavy yesterday, its one of my locals, and I was appalled at the state of the river and river bank. Litter and general rubbish covers the banks all the way down from Tavistock to Lopwell Dam. As I said its one of my local rivers and i have not noticed it this bad before. I w...
by Zool
Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: The Lost World of Scarborough
Replies: 18
Views: 1692

Re: The Lost World of Scarborough

Home sweet home, I live/grew up and learnt to paddle in Robin Hoods Bay, I regularly paddle RHB to Whitby and RHB to Ravenscar and back. Its a great place for sea paddling, big high cliffs covered in sea birds, seals, wrecks and lots more. Great for exploring at low tides and some good surf spots. i...
by Zool
Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What are the outcomes of the UKCC coaching scheme ?
Replies: 85
Views: 3824

Re: What are the outcomes of the UKCC coaching scheme ?

I have been watching this post with interest, As a paddler trying to get onto the coaching scheme, I like many of me fellow paddlers are at the point of give up, primarily because of the cost and time required to jump through all the hoops the BCU are putting in place. I have been paddling for over ...
by Zool
Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddled something recently? - EA Gauge Calibrations
Replies: 217
Views: 22059

Re: Paddled something recently? - EA Gauge Calibrations

River Walkham/Tavy 06/09/11 Horrabridge (Weir park) to Denham Bridge Got on at 1740 Got off 2015 Low/medium EA Gauges Horrabridge: 0.82m Denham Ludbrook: 0.75m Just enough water to run the river with the odd scraping. Dropped in at Horrabridge as I live there. Note: Just past the Bedford bridge car ...
by Zool
Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Secret Britain 15.8.10
Replies: 13
Views: 917

Re: Secret Britain 15.8.10

Its OK i know the rules, as i said there is very little on TV really worth devoting my time to anyway....
by Zool
Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Secret Britain 15.8.10
Replies: 13
Views: 917

Re: Secret Britain 15.8.10

I understand what Janet is saying but you can't give a full safety brief every time the BBC shows some sort of sport, at least they had the correct gear on. I live in west Devon and spend a lot of time exploring its coast climbing and by kayak. Over the past few years with the increase in sit on top...
by Zool
Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: WANTED: Pyranha S6 200
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: WANTED: Pyranha S6 200

Hi, I have a red S6 200 i was putting up for sale at the end of the month, its in really good condition, new hip ratchets and a bomber back rest. Center foam a little cut away for extra room. I will email you some photos if you are interested. What price are you looking at? I'm in Tavistock, Devon. ...
by Zool
Sun Jun 10, 2007 12:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: PYRANHA i3, 222, for Sale. Excellent condition
Replies: 2
Views: 652

PYRANHA i3, 222, for Sale

Hello,

Sorry this boat been sold,

Many Thanks

Lee
by Zool
Mon May 21, 2007 4:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: PYRANHA i3, 222, for Sale. Excellent condition
Replies: 2
Views: 652

PYRANHA i3, 222, for Sale. Excellent condition

Light blue PYRANHA i3, 222, For Sale, only been used four times, near perfect condition, air bags inc. £350 ++, Photos on request, pickup Plymouth or Portsmouth only.

Many thanks

Lee