River Hindburn

North of the Severn drainage, west of the Pennines
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River Hindburn

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Re: RIVER HINDBURN

Post by woodsy » Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:41 pm

Anyone know current levels/
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Re: RIVER HINDBURN

Post by woodsy » Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:29 pm

Too low to paddle at present

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Re: RIVER HINDBURN

Post by woody » Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:15 pm

Couple of new hazards since the floods see rainchasers:

http://www.deathbeforeportage.co.uk/for ... .php?t=759

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Re: RIVER HINDBURN

Post by ollieboat » Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:01 pm

Ran this on Monday with a few padlers from Lancaster uni.
Still lots of tree hazards, but most can be seen coming up - the big tree after the main drop (mentioned in the link above) is now gone.
There is a major tree hazard not long after putting on - after passing under the first wooden foot bridge the river bends sharply to the left and the flow is blocked by a extremely large oak. Once you pass the footbridge hop out on either side and inspect. It's not visable until you round the corner and in medium-high flows this'll mean you're commited - not nice!

There were a few uprooted trees on various beaches which might be washed downstream at a later date, so be careful!


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Re: RIVER HINDBURN

Post by Lancs_lad » Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:19 pm

Vid showing the falls in low levels (wouldnt paddle it this low again) - click click

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Re: RIVER HINDBURN

Post by Mark Dillon » Sun Dec 22, 2013 5:43 am

Ran the river on Friday, still plenty of trees in the water so keep on your toes, however we didn't run the big falls as there is a tree bank to bank about 10m below it...mostly under the water but could be bad for a swimmer.

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Re: RIVER HINDBURN

Post by shaun23 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:12 pm

Ran this yesterday in low water levels. Was a gentle run but plenty of trees to be careful of, all navigable though. The guidebook described a road bridge and a footbridge before the main gr4 rapid, these weren't obvious but this is the bridge you want to get out to inspect from, round the corner the eddies are not ideal! There was no tree after the falls anymore.

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Photo of the falls being run

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