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by Jim Pullen
Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:58 pm
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: AIRE WAVE
Replies: 19
Views: 10512

Re: AIRE WAVE

aire wave hydro power ... any one got any info on the cable and power cables that are in the water on the Airewave weir in leeds and what the plans may be , will the weir still be playable , shootable or is it another play spot lost. use this site regularry with novice ,intermediate groups as a goo...
by Jim Pullen
Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: River Crake
Replies: 33
Views: 12109

Re: River Crake

Updated the Crake guide today to reflect the fact that the BCU has dropped the access agreement restrictions following Ian Adey taking over as LAA. Paddle year round when levels allow (which they usually do on the Crake). A very positive step. Edit: Apparently that wasn't cleared with the necessary...
by Jim Pullen
Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: River Eden - Lazonby to Armathwaite
Replies: 29
Views: 10834

Re: River Eden - Lazonby to Armathwaite

Looks like there's been little change to the "official" CE access agreement, this is dated 2013/14:

http://www.canoe-england-cumbria.org.uk ... S_2013.pdf

Ho hum.
by Jim Pullen
Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: RIVER LEVEN
Replies: 89
Views: 23479

Re: RIVER LEVEN

Wadhamite wrote:The Newby Bridge gauge seems to be dead :'(
I've just bunged an email off to their enquiry address. I did this for the Upper Swale a few years ago and they got it working again within a couple of weeks.

It might be worth others emailing them - the more whinges the more likely they are to fix it!
by Jim Pullen
Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Eh!
Replies: 33
Views: 6728

Re: Eh!

Hmmm, that does look like the middle rock above high force and that could well be the eddie before going over the initial drop before the main fall. If it's fake, then someone would have had to climb down there to get that pic, not something I'd like to do... Still, smells fishy considering it's pos...
by Jim Pullen
Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: Arkle Beck
Replies: 7
Views: 4132

Re: Arkle Beck

As a follow up to the above, I have just received a phone call from the police officer this evening. He is a great guy, very friendly and very open to discussion. He asked me about what I believe to be the current access legal situation and I explained as best I could. He also asked about whether th...
by Jim Pullen
Thu May 30, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Can you use Evo Stik epoxy rapid two part adhesive as a glue
Replies: 5
Views: 1222

Re: Can you use Evo Stik epoxy rapid two part adhesive as a

Remember to let contact adhesive (all types)'gas off' for a few minutes and turn from liquid to tacky before touching the parts together. ...and whatever you do don't be tempted to touch the glue to see if it's tacky yet! Also do it in a well ventilated area, and don't have your head in your cockpi...
by Jim Pullen
Wed May 29, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hopefully a first descent, heres the wezzit!
Replies: 11
Views: 2947

Re: Hopefully a first descent, heres the wezzit!

In case you missed it, Stu, Bob and James have been at it again, check out the latest guide to an otherwise unheard of burn in the Cheviots containing an 18m fall: http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/rive ... nhope-burn

https://vimeo.com/67112867
by Jim Pullen
Sun May 19, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: River Tees - Cauldron Snout
Replies: 7
Views: 5783

Re: River Tees - Cauldron Snout

Bob's put the full thing up now. Good effort guys!
https://vimeo.com/66496470
by Jim Pullen
Fri May 17, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: Arkle Beck
Replies: 7
Views: 4132

Re: Arkle Beck

Hi Stephen (aka Matt's Dad), I replied briefly to you on fb last night, but will take the time for a longer response now. Firstly, I hope you don't mind, but I merged your topic with the one associated with the Arkle Beck Guide on here, so that this discussion will be brought to the attention of any...
by Jim Pullen
Mon May 13, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Put in for Whitsundale Beck...
Replies: 0
Views: 832

Put in for Whitsundale Beck...

...is about to feature on Ade Edmunson's "the Dales" on ITV1 - Ravenseat Farm.
by Jim Pullen
Wed May 01, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dislocated shoulder rehab advice
Replies: 19
Views: 1994

Re: Dislocated shoulder rehab advice

Believe it or not but the fact you're older is a good thing! The chances of further dislocations are much reduced when you're over 30. The theory behind this has to do with a change in the type of collagen your body uses as you get older. I was gutted when I did mine in a bike accident. Unfortuanely...
by Jim Pullen
Wed May 01, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Matt Parker
Replies: 61
Views: 14547

Re: Matt Parker

So yesterday I did something I hope I never have to do again - gave evidence to a coroner about the death of a friend. Articles have begun to appear in the local press, the Yorkshire post probably gives a clearer summary of events than the Northern Echo. In summing up, the coroner thanked myself and...
by Jim Pullen
Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hopefully a first descent, heres the wezzit!
Replies: 11
Views: 2947

Re: Hopefully a first descent, heres the wezzit!

Guide now up here: http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/rive ... usway-burn

There are still adventures to be found in Englandshire....
by Jim Pullen
Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:10 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

I've just finished editing/re-writing the final original 20 guides of the north east section, bringing the running total to 78 (up from about 60 in the 1st edition) with another 10 guides still promised from various others. The north west will not be quite as major an update, I think there's about a...
by Jim Pullen
Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hopefully a first descent, heres the wezzit!
Replies: 11
Views: 2947

Re: Hopefully a first descent, heres the wezzit!

That looks like a heck of a walk-in Stu! (Or did you have a 4x4 and some keys?!)

Good effort anyhow - I'm looking forward to receiving a guide for a river in the north I hadn't even heard of before you mentioned it!
by Jim Pullen
Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canoe & Kayak Guide to North West England
Replies: 3
Views: 643

Re: Canoe & Kayak Guide to North West England

I've just finished flicking through my copy. It's great, very comprehensive and looks much shinier. However, I have two major complaints. 1. Tim has had too much influence on photo choice - there are too many Burnes in the pictures, particularly Amie Burnes ;-) 2. It's too good and will make my upda...
by Jim Pullen
Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: water levels
Replies: 2
Views: 428

Re: water levels

See http://www.rainchasers.com everything is low. Tees a real scrape, it's all still frozen in the hills.
by Jim Pullen
Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: Nidd
Replies: 1
Views: 1977

Nidd

I'm just looking at the original guide for EWW and guessing not much needs updating as there's no guide on here and no one ever mentions paddling it? Would be good to know any calibrations for this EA gauge ? Also has anyone paddled it above Gouthwaite reservoir? Looks fairly steep near the source a...
by Jim Pullen
Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: EWW update - North of the Tyne?
Replies: 15
Views: 695

Re: EWW update - North of the Tyne?

Akenshaw Burn ... Probably not worth bothering with A walk in from the gate where Akenshaw joins Lewis burn. (The Forks) I'd recommend against parking higher up even if the gate is unlocked as you might well get locked in. Needs plenty of water, which it gets regularly, but is properly up in the ov...
by Jim Pullen
Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: Bedburn Beck
Replies: 1
Views: 1936

Bedburn Beck

Has anyone ever run Bedburn beck from Hamsterley forest to the Wear Confluence? We have a guide for one of its tribs ( Spurlswood ), but I'd like to stick this beck on the site and into the EWW guide if anyone has done it. I went to have a look at it this morning and with the snow melt the EA Gauge ...
by Jim Pullen
Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:26 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: EWW update - North of the Tyne?
Replies: 15
Views: 695

Re: EWW update - North of the Tyne?

Yep, Crammel Linn has been run quite a few times. I have enough info for the Irthing for the guides, although some calibrations for the EA gauge would be useful?
by Jim Pullen
Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: EWW update - North of the Tyne?
Replies: 15
Views: 695

Re: EWW update - North of the Tyne?

Ok, now I'm at home with a copy of the original, I can be more specific. Updates for any of the following in the last ten years please (Nick Doll's book predates the original EWW by quite some way Jim!): Coquet Breamish Harthope Burn Till College Burn Bowmount Water Rede Kielder Burn Lewis Burn Aken...
by Jim Pullen
Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: EWW update - North of the Tyne?
Replies: 15
Views: 695

EWW update - North of the Tyne?

I'm slowly plowing my way through the EWW update and have rewritten and added a lot of stuff for my local area (Yorkshire/ Co Durham, etc). I have lots of info for Lakes updates and offers for guides for the missing Lancs and South Yorkshire guides (Ribble, Hebden Water, etc). I have never paddled a...
by Jim Pullen
Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: Eden access agreement
Replies: 13
Views: 3258

Re: Eden access agreement

To answer your question, if you really feel it necessary Jim Wilson should now be contacted directly as the intermediatry. However, going on Canoe England's own policy, if you can access and egress via public land there should be no need to ask permission. If you need to cross the land, then it's a ...
by Jim Pullen
Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Triple Crown
Replies: 29
Views: 2097

Re: Triple Crown

Myself and the Burne brothers did HF to Winston together in medium levels a few years ago. Took around 5.5hrs and was definitely worth it! Probably could have ticked off Greta as well, but Tim didn't have time..
by Jim Pullen
Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Triple Crown
Replies: 29
Views: 2097

Re: Triple Crown

Rory W wrote:Lots of scope for class grade 3 in the North East too.
Or:

Tees: HF/LF
Tees: Racecourse
Tees: BC to Winston

:-b
by Jim Pullen
Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Brief History of (GB) Guidebooks
Replies: 22
Views: 1681

Re: Brief History of (GB) Guidebooks

I think the Lakes booklet you refer to was Richard Evans' (aka Ned's) "Cumbrian Becks."
by Jim Pullen
Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Matt Parker
Replies: 61
Views: 14547

Re: Matt Parker

I hope Matt's Dad doesn't mind me linking to this, but it's been doing the rounds on facebook and is a very worthy cause: http://www.justgiving.com/Stephen-Baird-Parker Swaledale Mountain Rescue took over once myself and John had been forced to stop our own endeavours and raise the alarm. They were ...
by Jim Pullen
Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:54 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sport England and funding the Angling Trust
Replies: 16
Views: 1248

Re: Sport England and funding the Angling Trust

This is the legal wing of the sport if I'm correct? I assume other national angling bodies also recieve funding?

I've no problem with an angling sports body receiving funds from sport England, but it seems odd that they're giving funds to a bunch of lawyers...