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by Jim Pullen
Sat May 24, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: RIVER GRETA (Rutherford to the Tees confluence)
Replies: 22
Views: 8857

Re: RIVER GRETA (Rutherford to the Tees confluence)

Kayacb wrote:In low water/with land owners permission I could have that tree cleared in a few hours.....
Er, what tree, that one has above gone/already been cleared?

If you can do anything about a wooden footbridge however...
by Jim Pullen
Sat May 24, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: RIVER GRETA (Rutherford to the Tees confluence)
Replies: 22
Views: 8857

Re: RIVER GRETA (Rutherford to the Tees confluence)

Paddled this today at a bit above 0.6. No trees at all to Greta Bridge.
However, the foot bridge just above the grade 4 has collapsed and is an awful strainer. Go river left of the island as you approach to avoid!
by Jim Pullen
Sat May 24, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Tees - dangerous cable!!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 5411

Re: River Tees - dangerous cable!!!!

Saw this for the first time today, would be lethal for a club paddle in high water! There's 5 thick cables hanging at head height the entire length of the bridge. A guy from Openreach turned up as we were leaving. I think they under-estimated the job! He was scratching his head and on the phone to h...
by Jim Pullen
Mon May 19, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: EWW 2.0
Replies: 66
Views: 6277

Re: EWW 2.0

Annoying, I thought I'd caught all the typos and formatting glitches, but looks like a few got through I'm afraid! Also not mentioned here is the mis-spelling of Dave Burn(e) and Martin Lin(d)ford, although I did manage to stop the pluralising of Tim, one is quite enough. There's a mis-label of the ...
by Jim Pullen
Wed May 14, 2014 12:20 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaking Cranecleugh burn in Kielder
Replies: 2
Views: 577

Re: Kayaking Cranecleugh burn in Kielder

Well that's one that got missed from the English White Water update!
by Jim Pullen
Mon May 12, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Swale Fever
Replies: 42
Views: 2856

Re: Swale Fever

How many different rivers do I need to paddle before I'm a G5 boater? I suspect your problem is that you're paddling flat water with wing paddles. Your first step would be to cease that nonsense immediately. Good luck. I don't think you can become a grade 5 boater paddling in Yorkshire. I want to s...
by Jim Pullen
Mon May 12, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: EWW 2.0
Replies: 66
Views: 6277

Re: EWW 2.0

Tim - thanks for that, didn't think, not up with all these internet things being one of the 'oldies'. By the way, just how many photographs of yours are in this new English WW guide, loads that I can see and one or two from wee Dave too. Peter In exchange for all Tim's pics we agreed to go for the ...
by Jim Pullen
Sat May 10, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: EWW 2.0
Replies: 66
Views: 6277

Re: EWW 2.0

Yep deleted it, had already tried email, got hold of him via Facebook in the end.

Only one left is Atti Gray. Tried email and pm on here, anyone know if he's in hiding or something?
by Jim Pullen
Fri May 09, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: EWW 2.0
Replies: 66
Views: 6277

Re: EWW 2.0

Jim - what about those who submitted lots of work but through no fault of their own it wasn't used! ;-) I'm afraid that goes the same way as all the photos that weren't used! I've got most of the addresses now (including Stu Miller - sorry for missing you off the list!). Still after addresses for R...
by Jim Pullen
Wed May 07, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: EWW 2.0
Replies: 66
Views: 6277

Re: EWW 2.0

Here's a definitive list of everyone who's contributed to the Northern bits. If your name's down and you haven't yet been contacted by me via other means, please send me a postal address ASAP so I can arrange a complimentary copy: NW New Authors 1. Rick Atkinson 2. Iain Robson 3. Bill Anderson 4. Ti...
by Jim Pullen
Tue May 06, 2014 6:43 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: EWW 2.0
Replies: 66
Views: 6277

Re: EWW 2.0

Is it true that contributers get a copy of the guide? If so do they need to order or do the book fairies deliver one as if by magic? I'm not sure if any of my write ups have been included so perhaps Tim can tell us the form, as he probably has received such fairy visitations in the past? Sorry, bee...
by Jim Pullen
Thu May 01, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: EWW 2.0
Replies: 66
Views: 6277

Re: EWW 2.0

It does exist! Some copies arrived in the post today, I now have multiple pics of Martin lying around...
by Jim Pullen
Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Blyth
Replies: 4
Views: 719

Re: River Blyth

If you paddle it and write a guide, I'll happily add it to this site.

Not got one in English White Water, but I had assumed it was pretty much flat?
by Jim Pullen
Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Highest WW in England?
Replies: 8
Views: 896

Re: Highest WW in England?

Oh geeky river question! I'm sure there must be something in the Lakes, but struggling to find much over 400m. I thought the Upper Sprint would be a candidate, but that comes in at ~430m. Rory's Killhope Burn descent is looking like a winner (guide on here and in the new English White Water). I've h...
by Jim Pullen
Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is Rainchasers borked...
Replies: 19
Views: 1574

Re: Is Rainchasers borked...

Borked. Good word! Appears to be something to do with EA gauges. The last reading of the ea gauges appearing on the rainchasers site was ~31st March. These used to appear greyed out as "old" data if a gauge hadn't updated for a few days, but maybe one of the more recent updates to the site just fil...
by Jim Pullen
Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: EWW 2.0
Replies: 66
Views: 6277

Re: EWW 2.0

Personally...I honestly couldn't see the need. Presumably some folk can't get to a river without typing in a very long SatNav coordinate...but most can and do. I too can't see the need for anything but Grid Refs, they are perfect for a printed book, they were design before the Internet to be read a...
by Jim Pullen
Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: EWW 2.0
Replies: 66
Views: 6277

Re: EWW 2.0

No sat nav coords! Sorry Alan, we had all your data, but there was a majority view amongst the editors that the amount of effort required to put them into every guide vs the use they provide wasn't worth it. Grid refs are present for every guide, and as Martin says, can easily be used to convert on...
by Jim Pullen
Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: EWW 2.0
Replies: 66
Views: 6277

Re: EWW 2.0

Special mention should go to Jim Pullen (edits the NW and NE England regions on UKRGB), who has put together at least half of the book, whilst having two small children and (presumably) a day job. <Blush> In truth I mostly just glued it together from the contributions from the many people I've met ...
by Jim Pullen
Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Corisca Conditions
Replies: 5
Views: 640

Re: Corisca Conditions

May be you two could share lifts again? ;-)
by Jim Pullen
Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: TEES (Newbiggin to Middleton-in-Teesdale)
Replies: 2
Views: 3481

Re: TEES (Newbiggin to Middleton-in-Teesdale)

Hi Sarah, I think it's some sort of anti-spam thing that you can only start using the pm system after a few posts. If you want to get a mention of your caravan site in the guides, then posting on this forum is the simplest way, as the text now appears below the guide. You might also consider adding ...
by Jim Pullen
Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: RIVER SWALE (Hoggarths Bridge to Muker)
Replies: 16
Views: 8370

Re: RIVER SWALE (Hoggarths Bridge to Muker)

Great to see the Upper Swale being so popular with paddlers. Just a quick note of caution on Lower Kisdon Force. Swaledale MRT has just undertaken the second rescue of a paddler with spinal/pevic injuries after bouncing of the ledge in the middle of the drop. We think that the screams in the two vi...
by Jim Pullen
Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: RIVER TEES Barnard Castle Weir Repair Works
Replies: 6
Views: 3851

Re: RIVER TEES Barnard Castle Weir Repair Works

Yeah, it will be. When it's settled, it's now reading around 0.5m higher than it used to. You can probably just go off the Middleton gauge and add about three hours for what'll be happening at BC. Roughly, low from about 0.7, medium 0.9, high from about 1.2, huge from 1.5ish
by Jim Pullen
Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: River Ure - Hack Falls to West Tanfield
Replies: 29
Views: 13375

Re: RIVER URE (Hack Falls to West Tanfield)

Hi All, Just going through a bit of "snagging" on the final NE English White Water Version 2 text. Got this quote for Slenningford: "Gauge Situated by the small footbridge near the car park at Sleningford Watermill, 37.9m is defined as spate. There’s also an online EA gauge at Masham (no. 8133) whic...
by Jim Pullen
Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Ure Slenningford physical gauge query
Replies: 1
Views: 441

River Ure Slenningford physical gauge query

Hi All, Just going through a bit of "snagging" on the final NE English White Water Version 2 text. Got this quote for Slenningford: "Gauge Situated by the small footbridge near the car park at Sleningford Watermill, 37.9m is defined as spate. There’s also an online EA gauge at Masham (no. 8133) whic...
by Jim Pullen
Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:42 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: West Cumbria Canoe Club should know better !
Replies: 51
Views: 4611

Re: West Cumbria Canoe Club should know better !

Trouble is Jim that most of the environmental argument organisations like the Angling Trust use are just a smoke screen. They don't want us on the rivers at all. Even if we did pay they still wouldn't be happy because they simply don't want us on the river at the same time that they are fishing. Th...
by Jim Pullen
Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: West Cumbria Canoe Club should know better !
Replies: 51
Views: 4611

Re: West Cumbria Canoe Club should know better !

It looks to me as if the Greta 'agreement' differs from others in that it's not an 'agreement' about when paddling is 'permitted', but an 'agreement' (between people with some knowledge of the topic) about what constitutes a level that, during two sensitive months, may cause environmental damage. T...
by Jim Pullen
Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: West Cumbria Canoe Club should know better !
Replies: 51
Views: 4611

Re: West Cumbria Canoe Club should know better !

First I've heard of that Mark. Where did that info come from?
My understanding was that the tributaries were specifically left out of the agreement despite fishing interests trying to get them included. My current understanding is that the EA has nothing to say about the tribs.

Edit - cross posting!
by Jim Pullen
Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: West Cumbria Canoe Club should know better !
Replies: 51
Views: 4611

Re: West Cumbria Canoe Club should know better !

This is the one agreement I have detailed in the EWW update and the one that CE now quote as the template for any possible future agreements. The whole point is that it does not place any restrictions on paddlers for any reasons of sole-use by other groups, it's purely there for environmental reason...
by Jim Pullen
Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Request for More Northern Photos for English White Water
Replies: 26
Views: 2711

Re: Request for More Northern Photos for English White Water

howhardcanitbe wrote:Linton locks in flood here

http://itsonlyahill.co.uk/2007/07/the-mythical-wave/
Is that really Linton? Looks very different in flood! Some nice pics, who do I need to ask about the possibility of using one?
by Jim Pullen
Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sport England survey
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Re: Sport England survey

Very interesting, with 46% of all respondents listing whitewater kayaking, I'm guessing we can no longer be classed as "fringe extremists!"

Some great selected comments as well, with access noted in most of those selected.