RIVER IRWELL (Rawtenstall to the Burrs)

North of the Severn drainage, west of the Pennines
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Re: RIVER IRWELL (Rawtenstall to the Burrs)

Post by steve t » Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:37 pm

Anyone know if the recent rain has brought Burrs up enough to float on yet?

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Re: RIVER IRWELL (Rawtenstall to the Burrs)

Post by piddle » Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:52 am

Had a mooch around the Burrs section (from the wier) Sun 18th. Fair bit of water, thought it would be really big but not a bad little run.

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Re: RIVER IRWELL (Rawtenstall to the Burrs)

Post by Ricks-Freestyle-Mind » Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:02 am

EA Gauge Calibration

37cm = Burrs is low but can be paddled without scraping.
42cm = High Low level. Rammie run just possible. May be a scrape in places.
75cm = High level. Big weir only doable down the steps which will have turned into just 2 big steps.
78cm = High Level. Broken weir all the way across river with very small eddy. Possible backloop on wave in Nutall gorge in playboats! TNT wave working. Big weir only doable down steps.
118cm = BIG! Wave under Burrs road bridge working as a playspot. Broken weir surfable from either side of river. Everything else washed out at Burrs. Big weir was a no go!

Here’s a link to the page that the data comes from -

http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/ho ... ionId=5026

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Re: RIVER IRWELL (Rawtenstall to the Burrs)

Post by piddle » Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:04 pm

Nice job Rick.....

That's the most useful bit of info I've seen for ages.
I get upto the Burss fairly often and it's a pain to judge the level. It runs off really quickly and drops to low level even after a good down pour.

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Re: RIVER IRWELL (Rawtenstall to the Burrs)

Post by woodsy » Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:01 pm

4pm thu.
Spate!
Running fast from rawtenstall-
Tribs,eg Ogden running also

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Re: RIVER IRWELL (Rawtenstall to the Burrs)

Post by woodsy » Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:04 pm

118cm and rising!

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Re: RIVER IRWELL (Rawtenstall to the Burrs)

Post by Ricks-Freestyle-Mind » Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:58 pm

I'll be there tomorrow morning and prob run some of the tribs and other becks in the area. if anyone is interested 07527548876, will be meeting at 10.30

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Re: RIVER IRWELL (Rawtenstall to the Burrs)

Post by woodsy » Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:34 am

Dropped right down according to ea website 78cm

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Re: RIVER IRWELL (Rawtenstall to the Burrs)

Post by woodsy » Sat Nov 06, 2010 6:17 pm

Took a group on short trip Summerseat- Burrs today with EA gauge on 42cm.
There was plenty of water & I would have put it at a reasonable/ non-scrappy medium level - very few rocks visible.
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Re: RIVER IRWELL (Rawtenstall to the Burrs)

Post by Pete K » Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:46 pm

Despite the large number of shopping trollies littering the river I had a really nice paddle today at the Burrs site.

The EA water gauge showed a steady 0.40 metres throughout our stay and all of the site was floatable in the main flow, if a little shallow around the banks and shingle beds. There were nice lines down all features including the old wier which went nicely on the RH side.
Even saw some brave souls shooting the big wier at the top of the site, which they made look easy. I'll have to try that next time.

http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/ho ... ionId=5026

The only other times I've been here its been well above 1 metre and not suitable for novices. At this level the Burrs site makes an excellent training venue, with a good cheep cafe. Will be bringing more people here.

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Re: RIVER IRWELL (Rawtenstall to the Burrs)

Post by woodsy » Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:28 pm

Good levels all weekend I would think. med-high friday & persistant rain all day today should keep it up.
Enjoy
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Re: RIVER IRWELL (Rawtenstall to the Burrs)

Post by paddletastic2 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:27 pm

There is currently a tree blocking river left of middle arch under the restaurant at Summerseat. At least one other arch is passable.

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Re: RIVER IRWELL (Rawtenstall to the Burrs)

Post by jaller79 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:28 pm

Big Tree blocking arch 2 and 3 at summerseat? approch and walk along bank and look - can go river left - did at 0.6m if above 0.7 or 8 is a trap hazards approach slow id post pic if could.

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Re: RIVER IRWELL (Rawtenstall to the Burrs)

Post by Chris Bolton » Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:35 pm

See here for an update following the December 2015 floods and collapse of the pub.

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Re: RIVER IRWELL (Rawtenstall to the Burrs)

Post by STEVEHITCHEN » Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:32 am

Hi Folks, Wigan Canoe group paddled the Irwell from Ewood Bridge (SD 796 209) to Burrs on
Friday 4/8/17 level 0.36. We knew the level was low, but made the best of it. From Ewood to Ramsbottom was very pleasant grade 1/2 paddling, with lots of small weirs that would
need respect at higher levels. I had not done this section before and was suprised at its quality. At Ramsbottom we did not shoot the main weir but turned up
a concrete shute on the right. This is a bit tight at the end with bushes and debris, but
a nice slide down at the end is good fun.Nothing of note until Nuttall Park and the Grade 3
gorge.Lots of rocks seem to have moved since the floods. NOTE. A TREE HAS FALLEN ACROSS
THE RIVER HALFWAY DOWN THE GORGE. We got past it ok on the left. but it could be a problem at higher flows. At this low level the Gorge was a rock bash, but good fun, and the run down to
Burrs was enjoyable. It would have been better if the level had been a minimum say of 0.6, but this was still an excellent paddle.SteveH. WCG.

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