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by Jim Pullen
Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Request for More Northern Photos for English White Water
Replies: 26
Views: 2670

Re: Request for More Northern Photos for English White Water

I've got a specific request of Franco for a pic of Hebden Water - anyone able to help?
by Jim Pullen
Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Request for More Northern Photos for English White Water
Replies: 26
Views: 2670

Re: Request for More Northern Photos for English White Water

Jim, We've got more Burrs Pictures than you could possibly imagine. Enough for Volumes 1 - 4 of Irwell guide. I'll send you some of the main features as soon as I can (definitely in next 2 days) Andy Thanks Andy, email me over a small selection of the best please. If you have any of the Roch to go ...
by Jim Pullen
Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Request for More Northern Photos for English White Water
Replies: 26
Views: 2670

Re: Request for More Northern Photos for English White Water

Thanks for all the offers so far, I'm getting there...

Can I add the Coquet (and area) to the list? Only have low res stuff at the mo...

Also still after Lanchashire/north Mancs stuff - surely someone has some high quality Burrs and Ribble pics at least?
by Jim Pullen
Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What's your top 5 Corsica trip tips?
Replies: 15
Views: 1556

Re: What's your top 5 Corsica trip tips?

1. 1km/hr is not unusual - walkouts may involve gorse. 2. Gas camping stoves can be used for boat welding. 3. Don't annoy the locals, they're all armed. 4. When you see skulls painted on the rocks, it would be a good idea to get out. 5. Hitching is possible even in the remotest of valleys and even i...
by Jim Pullen
Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Drysuits!
Replies: 29
Views: 3183

Re: Drysuits!

I've had my Typhoon for about 5 years now. It had one free service after 2 years and 10 months, and I got the neck seal replaced after I ripped it (which Typhoon did at cost!).

It's still completely dry and I really don't treat my kit that well(!) Excellent product and amazing customer service.
by Jim Pullen
Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Knife Rope or Nothing
Replies: 42
Views: 3367

Re: Knife Rope or Nothing

I tried to save a friend by cutting their spray deck which was trapped between a tree and the boat below the water line. I failed mostly due to the cold and lack of sensation (it didn't seem to be cutting it). However, it would have been added to the top of the long list of "what ifs" if I hadn't ha...
by Jim Pullen
Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Request for More Northern Photos for English White Water
Replies: 26
Views: 2670

Re: Request for More Northern Photos for English White Water

mattwood1991 wrote:I have some photos of the Ouse Burn whilst it was medium-high one time (I live right by it), but unfortunately not with anyone paddling it. They are on my computer at home so will send them accross when I get in if you like?
Thanks, but we really do need shots with paddlers in.
by Jim Pullen
Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Request for More Northern Photos for English White Water
Replies: 26
Views: 2670

Re: Request for More Northern Photos for English White Water

Are you having photos for every river Jim? We thought about that until we realised it would double the thickness of the book! Not every river, but trying to get a couple for each sub-section. As expected, there's tons out there for Teesdale and Swaledale, but the others are more tricky to get hold ...
by Jim Pullen
Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Request for More Northern Photos for English White Water
Replies: 26
Views: 2670

Re: Request for More Northern Photos for English White Water

Thanks Martin, no probs with the North Tyne, it's the South Tyne, together with the stuff below Hexham and all the tribs we're short on.
by Jim Pullen
Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Request for More Northern Photos for English White Water
Replies: 26
Views: 2670

Re: Request for More Northern Photos for English White Water

Big Henry wrote:
Jim Pullen wrote: Looks nice, but, er whezzit?!
cp wrote:looks like winston on the Tees to me
Correct, it's a few hundred yards above Winston Bridge.
Ok, a bit embarrasing not to recognise the run closest to my house!
We've got a lot of pics of the Tees already thanks, now just after the specific rivers in my first post.
by Jim Pullen
Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Request for More Northern Photos for English White Water
Replies: 26
Views: 2670

Re: Request for More Northern Photos for English White Water

Big Henry wrote:Image
Looks nice, but, er whezzit?!
by Jim Pullen
Fri Nov 29, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Request for More Northern Photos for English White Water
Replies: 26
Views: 2670

Request for More Northern Photos for English White Water

Hi all, Franco has just sent me the full PDF for the draft of the NE section of EWW v2. I've received some nice pics so far, but there's a few gaps in the sub sections. Can anyone out there provide me with high res versions of any of the following rivers: Tyne (Main river, Ouse Burn, Devil's Water, ...
by Jim Pullen
Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cumbrian Weir Usage
Replies: 7
Views: 1221

Re: Cumbrian Weir Usage

box2k2 wrote:Found this while searching on google:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/environmen ... 492973963/
That's interesting, some of the familiar ones on there look like good playspots when they start to wash out!
by Jim Pullen
Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cumbrian Weir Usage
Replies: 7
Views: 1221

Re: Cumbrian Weir Usage

Seems to be mostly from a safety point of view: We just want to make our weirs safer for all users and your information should help determine the level of signage or portage required. Stems from when they were doing work on the Brick Chute Weir on the Leven, I think they just want to know whether an...
by Jim Pullen
Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cumbrian Weir Usage
Replies: 7
Views: 1221

Cumbrian Weir Usage

I've been contacted by someone from the EA trying to find out the amount of usage kayakers and canoeists have on a variety of Cumbrian Weirs (list below). I think all of the below have gauging stations attached, so any info on levels would also be useful. I'm going through them myself, both from mem...
by Jim Pullen
Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Semi-dry cags.
Replies: 11
Views: 1346

Re: Semi-dry cags.

I've used the flow for about a year now, mostly just for play-boating (interestingly, it was sold to me as a dry-cag with a neoprene neck, not a semi-dry). It's fine for summer use, or low-grade year round where you don't go under much, and definitely more comfortable than latex, but not as dry as a...
by Jim Pullen
Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: RIVER SWALE (Hoggarths Bridge to Muker)
Replies: 16
Views: 7619

Re: RIVER SWALE (Hoggarths Bridge to Muker)

Oh dear! Sorry to hear that Simon, but glad you got out ok! On the right line, people tend to either go extreme right and drop of the ledge, or onto the bit that sticks out and auto-boof off. Sometimes, this second option is shallower than expected and the results are people slipping off sideways in...
by Jim Pullen
Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: Arkle Beck
Replies: 7
Views: 4149

Re: Arkle Beck

I had a pleasant paddle on the Upper Swale for the first time in a long while this morning. Afterwards I took a walk up the river left bank of Arkle Beck via the footpath for the first time since Matt's accident. The tree has been moved by someone to the left bank and is now in a safe position. The ...
by Jim Pullen
Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tyne tour is it possible to portage wardens gorge at all ?
Replies: 30
Views: 4780

Re: Tyne tour is it possible to portage wardens gorge at all

Believe it or not the landowner believes the one on the Eden still exists...

I hear rumour that the second edition of English White Water will have any references to access agreements in the North expunged from the text....
by Jim Pullen
Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: RIVER WHARFE (Ilkley to Otley)
Replies: 8
Views: 5556

Re: RIVER WHARFE (Ilkley to Otley)

It's the same as for any other river in England and Wales - if you access the river via public land and don't cause any kind of proven environmental damage, you are not breaking any law, either criminal or civil.

Chances are the guy was an ill-informed fisherman.
by Jim Pullen
Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is a g force 5.9 too big for me?
Replies: 4
Views: 456

Re: Is a g force 5.9 too big for me?

I'm exactly the same weight as you and own a G-Force 5.9 which I bought when I was about 5kg lighter. I use it pretty much exclusively on the Tees Barrage nowadays. It's fun and keeps me on my toes (especially when I take it on the short course!) I've been unexpectedly worked a few times, but it's b...
by Jim Pullen
Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New gorge descent, Yorkshire
Replies: 13
Views: 2110

Re: New gorge descent, Yorkshire

Nice one Banzer, thanks for the invite too, but was already on the nursery run!

I've probably got one last chance to update the eww guides I've sent Franco - do you want to update your rubber ring guide for this ditch?!
by Jim Pullen
Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: Slow moving small rivers
Replies: 4
Views: 2052

Re: Slow moving small rivers

With the low summer levels, something like the Tees from Yarm to the barrage may be a good option? Just watch out for bigger boats!
by Jim Pullen
Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What's wrong with Northern England? EWW Update
Replies: 49
Views: 4931

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

201 guides now completed (98 in NE, 103 NW). The text is now done, big thanks to everyone who sent me guides!

I'm after photos now please, as diverse as possible! Contact me if you want to see your mugshot in print....
by Jim Pullen
Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: HELP Accommodation for large Uni group in South Lakes needed
Replies: 4
Views: 2145

Re: HELP Accommodation for large Uni group in South Lakes ne

Is your normal accommodation Spark Bridge village hall? If not that would be the winner!
by Jim Pullen
Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: River Skirfare
Replies: 1
Views: 5909

Re: RIVER SKIRFARE

Has anyone paddled this recently?It's the one remaining river I don't yet have a guide written for for the 2nd edition of English White Water....
by Jim Pullen
Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: An Open Letter to Paul Owens
Replies: 73
Views: 8115

Re: An Open Letter to Paul Owens

Maybe he'd be more likely to respond if you got his name right? ;-)
by Jim Pullen
Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: RIVER LEVEN
Replies: 89
Views: 23620

Re: RIVER LEVEN

Nice response from the EA, gauge not dead, just resting as indicated by Simon above. Dear Jim Sorry for the delay in responding to your query, it has only just found it’s way to me. I can reassure you that the live feed from Newby Bridge has simply been temporarily suspended due to maintenance works...
by Jim Pullen
Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Permanent Mid river Hydro Barges proposed.
Replies: 21
Views: 3575

Re: Permanent Mid river Hydro Barges proposed.

Does anyone have an update on this?
I was intending including the Aire wave in the new English White Water guidebook, but if it now has a kayak mincer below it, I may need to reconsider!