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by Jim Pullen
Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: RIVER TEES (Whorlton Falls to Winston Bridge)
Replies: 10
Views: 6045

Re: RIVER TEES (Whorlton Falls to Winston Bridge)

No sign of him yesterday. As Dave says, if you feal threatened or harassed, report to the police. If they get a lot of reports maybe they'll give him an asbo.... Other than all the standard legal rights and wrongs, probably the easiest argument to use with this numpty is that Stockton Anglers only c...
by Jim Pullen
Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wales - Stepping Forward
Replies: 4
Views: 945

Re: Wales - Stepping Forward

Looks good. Does one of those signs need putting up by the get out that many people miss and end up on the rock below the bridge (don't know the river name but it's in North Wales) and need rescuing from? Do you mean the Conwy? ;-) What's the deal with the steps then Tom? Are those before the harde...
by Jim Pullen
Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What's wrong with Northern England? EWW Update
Replies: 49
Views: 4919

Re: What's wrong with Northern England? EWW Update

Yep Big Henry is correct about the one I was reffering to.

Having said that, I'm pretty sure Ant's deepdale doesn't have a guide at present, so happy for that to go in to if someone sends me the info!
by Jim Pullen
Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What's wrong with Northern England? EWW Update
Replies: 49
Views: 4919

Re: What's wrong with Northern England? EWW Update

Well after last week's events I was about ready to bin this and ebay all my kit, but a week's reflection along with a lot of nice emails/fb messages has made me change my mind somewhat. I don't know whether I'll be kayaking much in the future and I'll definately not be heading towards any tree infes...
by Jim Pullen
Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Matt Parker
Replies: 61
Views: 14547

Re: Matt Parker

I wasn't intending posting further for now, but all the various positive comments about Matt, his attitude to life and love of kayaking, as well as the ubiquitous "he died doing something he loved" comment have encouraged me to. For me the events are still a bit raw for that comment to be of much co...
by Jim Pullen
Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Matt Parker
Replies: 61
Views: 14547

Re: Matt Parker

At some stage in the future I'll gather my thoughts and give a better account of what happened today for anyone who feels they are helped by it. We were on a trib of the swale, arkle beck, the water was high, but well within all our abilities, nothing more than grade 3. Matt was following me and som...
by Jim Pullen
Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Snow melt advice please.
Replies: 13
Views: 1228

Re: Snow melt advice please.

Managed to get a surprise day out up here during snow melt last month. Lasted about 6-8hrs with a vertical surge on the EA gauges and a drop that was probably a bit quicker than heavy rainfall. I imagine Wales would be similar.
Hoping for more of the same on Sunday.
by Jim Pullen
Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What's wrong - EWW
Replies: 8
Views: 919

Re: What's wrong - EWW

I think what's wrong with the Lune guide is that it misses out a section entirely. The section from Rawthey Confluence to Rigmaden bridge isn't in the book, even though it's a nice low grade 2, great for coaching beginners on. The sections either side of it are in the book though. Oli Fair enough, ...
by Jim Pullen
Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What's missing?
Replies: 39
Views: 3638

Re: What's missing?

Given comments here and elsewhere about there being loads of less paddled/smaller/G2 streams that have not historically been covered on the site and in the EWW book, I wonder if there's another guide book in them rather than just making EWW bigger. I think it's slightly more complicated in that a l...
by Jim Pullen
Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What's wrong - EWW
Replies: 8
Views: 919

Re: What's wrong - EWW

I haven't yet met Jim P but the man must be a legend, having a young 'un, a job and still writing guides and boating! While he's at it, let's get him to do south England and Scotland as well.......... Flattery won't get you out of those guides you've promised me Rich! I think I had a pint with you ...
by Jim Pullen
Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What's missing?
Replies: 39
Views: 3638

Re: What's missing?

Mark - I thought OCD was compulsory for guidebook editors?! Unfortunately it doesn't extend to anything useful like work or cleaning the house :-) Most of the list was cobbled together a few years ago, with about a dozen rivers knocked off each one since then by a few keen paddlers. It's not so much...
by Jim Pullen
Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What's wrong - EWW
Replies: 8
Views: 919

Re: What's wrong - EWW

North East River Lune The guide describes the section from Tebay as 6km but this includes Tebay to Crook of Lune and on down past Killing which must be much more than that. Thanks - it's north west, but falls onto me anyway! I've just about finished Teesdale this week. I ended up doing a complete r...
by Jim Pullen
Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What's missing?
Replies: 39
Views: 3638

Re: What's missing?

...and similarly for the North West (but maybe not quite as comprehensive): Bleng (Irt Trib) Brock (Wyre Trib) Caldew (Lower river) Clapham Beck (Wenning Trib) Cocker (Derwent Trib) Crosby Gill (Duddon Trib) Cunsey Beck (Windermere Trib, from Esthwaite Water) Darwen (Ribble Trib) Dee (Rawthey Trib) ...
by Jim Pullen
Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What's missing?
Replies: 39
Views: 3638

Re: What's missing?

This is what I think is still missing from the North East that should be paddleable, sections in bold I know have been paddled and are supposed to be good: New Rivers Akenshaw Burn (Kielder Water Trib) Aln Arkle Beck (Swale Trib) Barben Beck (Wharfe Trib) Barney Beck (Swale Trib) Bedburn Beck (Wear ...
by Jim Pullen
Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What's wrong with Northern England? EWW Update
Replies: 49
Views: 4919

Re: What's wrong with Northern England?

Thanks, I know very little about the cheviot, so any new info would be great!
by Jim Pullen
Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What's wrong with Northern England? EWW Update
Replies: 49
Views: 4919

Re: What's wrong with Northern England?

Big Henry wrote: That'll be because they are in the Midlands, not the North.
For reference, Bill Taylor is updating the midlands/peak district section.
by Jim Pullen
Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:12 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What's wrong with Northern England? EWW Update
Replies: 49
Views: 4919

Re: What's wrong with Northern England?

Rjo103 wrote:Other rivers oop north... The Derwent (peak district) worthy surely on account of the dearth of ww otherwise in the area?
The peaks has a different section in EWW, which is outside of my remit!
by Jim Pullen
Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What's wrong with Northern England? EWW Update
Replies: 49
Views: 4919

Re: What's wrong with Northern England?

I think that if it's already there, Low Gill can be removed (assuming you're on about the Lune trib). Could perhaps include it in "other notes" about the Lune. I think there's already a mention of it in the main guide, I may just expand that rather than give it a seperate guide. When you say that v...
by Jim Pullen
Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: RIVER RIBBLE (Helwith Bridge to Settle)
Replies: 5
Views: 4389

Re: RIVER RIBBLE (Helwith Bridge to Settle)

I'm after a volunteer to write a guide for the Ribble for the new edition of English White Water - any takers?
by Jim Pullen
Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What's wrong with Northern England? EWW Update
Replies: 49
Views: 4919

Re: What's wrong with Northern England?

Ok, I've started getting volunteers for the missing guide write ups (and some actual guides!) in - see earlier post above which has been edited to reflect this. Still really need someone to write up the Ribble - any volunteers please?! Otherwise I'll need to drive down that way in the next couple of...
by Jim Pullen
Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: RIVER CALDEW (Grainsgill Beck to Mosedale)
Replies: 9
Views: 5448

Re: RIVER CALDEW (Grainsgill Beck to Mosedale)

The Upper Caldew has an EA gauge on it here.

Does anyone have any calibrations for it? (Minimum paddleable level, etc)
by Jim Pullen
Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: EA Levels Calibration Topic
Replies: 42
Views: 10247

Re: EA Levels Calibration Topic

Thanks, I'll add a "huge" calibration to it!
by Jim Pullen
Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: River Allen
Replies: 13
Views: 6808

Re: RIVER ALLEN (Cupola Bridge to South Tyne Confluence)

Cheers Andy, that was the old rainchasers site, so that page doesn't exist anymore! I'll check we've got the EA calibration correct though.
by Jim Pullen
Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: EA Levels Calibration Topic
Replies: 42
Views: 10247

Re: EA Levels Calibration Topic

Cheers, I'll move it. Think I've paddled this at over 2m, which was fun(!)
by Jim Pullen
Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Levels
Replies: 4
Views: 679

Re: Levels

Its worth clicking on each individual river to see how the levels have changed. The initial rainchasers coloured flag which shows up on the start page shows the level at 4.30 in the morning even if the river has since risen to a higher level so the coloured spot may show low or empty while the read...
by Jim Pullen
Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Foam boater manufacture (as in Wet Dream Result)
Replies: 6
Views: 1144

Re: Foam boater manufacture (as in Wet Dream Result)

Minicell is what they refer to the high density stuff you usually use to pad out boats Andy. If you haven't got any already most kayak shops stock it for spares.
by Jim Pullen
Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canoeing Restricted signs Help needed.
Replies: 80
Views: 5602

Re: Canoeing Restricted signs Help needed.

Signs neither required or wanted, please remove them.
by Jim Pullen
Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Mayan End of Days
Replies: 14
Views: 1462

Re: The Mayan End of Days

Andy H wrote:The River Tees is almost at its highest recorded level as well.

Andy
Assuming you mean the lower gauge, it's a good half metre off that and is a bit distorted due to works at barny weir! High, but not silly!
by Jim Pullen
Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Aysgarth Falls / big Gd 5s in Britain
Replies: 98
Views: 7395

Re: Aysgarth Falls / big Gd 5s in Britain

I've put the Bainbridge gauge onto Rainchasers with a calibration of 1.3m as a medium as a starting point - a minimum level would be much more useful - anyone got any ideas - was it going today? Also what about the section below down to Wensley bridge? I've not paddled it, but looked at it when the ...
by Jim Pullen
Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ingleton Greta
Replies: 5
Views: 949

Re: Ingleton Greta

I've done it once (completing the Greta treble!). From memory it was a good club river when everything else is high (a few of us did Barbon Beck that morning, Doe would probably have been terminal).

It was mostly grade 1/2 even in high water, with one grade 3 weir-type drop on a bend.