May 28th/29th grade 2-3 river trip

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Bugsy505
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May 28th/29th grade 2-3 river trip

Post by Bugsy505 » Wed May 04, 2016 7:22 am

I'm looking to plan a weekend away after completing my 4 star open canoe training. I've paddled the river dee and the river eden.

I will be having a look at a few venues tonight. If you have any good suggestions please feel free to share and would love to get a group together so come along .

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Re: May 28th/29th grade 2-3 river trip

Post by Garry » Mon May 09, 2016 1:57 pm

Unlikely to be reliable white water around by end of May in the UK other than at dam release/artificial sites I suspect. If you can hold off deciding anything until last minute you may get lucky with rainfall and just follow the weather but if you are planning something now that will definitely work by then you will probably need to look at rivers such as the Lower Tryweryn on Dam release or the Vrynwy also on Dam release (both of these are really good 4* open practice rivers (though suggest getting on below Chapel falls on the T :-) ). Even these though are not guaranteed to run and don't typically confirm water levels until a few days before they run. The Dee may also still hold enough water as it is also closely controlled in terms of flow.

Water levels at this time of year are unpredictable in this country I am afraid :-(

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Re: May 28th/29th grade 2-3 river trip

Post by Bugsy505 » Tue May 10, 2016 6:22 pm

I do have the opportunity to go up to inverness. I guess I will have to leave it until autumn /winter.

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Re: May 28th/29th grade 2-3 river trip

Post by Rae1 » Wed May 18, 2016 5:01 pm

The Tummel /Tay.
Start near to Aberfeldy, or anywhere north / West of Pitlochry, and travel down to Perth.
Most of it is grade 1,or flat, but some nice rapids from Campsie for the next 2 or 3 miles.

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Re: May 28th/29th grade 2-3 river trip

Post by Jim » Fri May 20, 2016 7:49 pm

The forecast here is pretty wet for the next week, you might get good levels on something like the Tay (I haven't checked how widespread the rain is, but on the west coast I've easily filled 2 100l water butts this week just from the conservatory roof)

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