RIVER TROUTBECK

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RIVER TROUTBECK

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Post by Ian W » Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:46 am

The trees on the Troutbeck are no worse than usual, still one riverwide one after the boulder garden that is easily spotted and portaged (or paddled over yesterday!!). Plus low branches everywhere and a half river strainer above the boulder garden. Paddled 23/10/08 in very high levels.

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Post by Rockrat » Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:59 am

Can people look out for a set of left handed Werners. They were lost yesterday above Troutbeck Gore. Last seen descending said gorge. Imagine they're wrapped around one of the many trees in there, and not floating in the lake somewhere.
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Post by Rdscott » Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:16 pm

rock rat no sign of your paddles today (26/10/08) possibly been found or in windermere by now

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Post by peewee » Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:00 am

On Saturday 25th Oct my paddles went down trout beck, if anyone has seen them or picked them up can you PM on here, they are streamlytes (spelling), all black except the shaft which has a carbony look to it.

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Post by Ian W » Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:27 pm

Finally got round to making a rough edit of some of Greg's head cam footage of last month's 'Big Thursday' trip on the Troutbeck. The swimmer's boat eventually ended up in the middle of Lake Windermere (recovered by Rockrat and team I think).
At these levels it isn't actually much harder but the fun of turning a corner to see a river wide tree is enough to keep you on your toes!
The video is pretty dark and grainy - I don't know why because the original was OK and it took a long time to load on Youtube? Any way here it is:

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=_p04imChWro


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Post by Jim Pullen » Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:46 pm

Greg Bartlett 26/10/06 wrote:Paddled the Troutbeck at lunchtime today. It was at a good medium high level. There are some new trees across the river to watch out for. The two old ones (which have been there a few years) require portaging and are after the gorge section below the 'pipes' bridge. Above the bridge are two new trees across the river. Both are passable with care, but at very high levels would warrant a portage. Recent river users seem to have rigged some rope to the second one to raise the level of the trunk above the water. Care still needed though. This river has a lot of loose looking trees on the bank, a few looking particularly threatening after recent winds. A constant look out for fresh obstacles is the name of the game with this river.
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Post by Jim Pullen » Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:12 pm

Greg Bartlett 01/12/06 wrote: Just come off river from a lunchtime paddle. Nice medium level. Usual trees
that have been noted before, but a few new ones have slid in the river over
the last few weeks. One in particular part way down the gorge section is
tickling the water at this level but is passable on the left.

Only one portage today (after gorge).
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Re: RIVER TROUTBECK

Post by Rdscott » Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:32 pm

Troutbeck is clear usual treas but no blockages at high level.

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Re: RIVER TROUTBECK

Post by Ian W » Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:00 pm

Ran the river today at a medium level. The river-wide tree that was often a portage has now gone. There is a new tree just downstream from the pipe bridge, it is river wide and might pose a problem at very high flows, possible line river left or might still get under it.

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Re: RIVER TROUTBECK

Post by lycanthropy22 » Sat Apr 11, 2009 1:07 pm

We ran this a couple days ago in medium flow. Since we were staying at Limefitt, we got on there (~1km up from the get on). A couple hundred yards from the normal get on point we had to duck underneath a tree (wasn't too difficult though). Apart from that, we came across no problems with trees all the way down to the get off (by the garage). We even saw a google street view camera car at the get off! Hopefully we'll be on the next update.

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Re: RIVER TROUTBECK

Post by Jim Pullen » Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:39 pm

Ran this for the first time yesterday in fairly high levels.

What a great river! Pretty continuous, but never too hard, great fun! There were a few trees down, but we managed to negotiate them. Two may be an issue in lower levels when you wouldn't be able to get around them.
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Re: RIVER TROUTBECK

Post by Lancs_lad » Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:57 pm

Ran this on monday, gorge clear of trees. However their is a tree which required a portage further down. It is on the rapid where a house is on the left hand bank.

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Re: RIVER TROUTBECK

Post by adventurer185 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:16 pm

Ran it on Tuesday 28th September 2010 and it was free of fallen trees apart from one near the start which is no problem to see coming or portage on the right. Off to run it again today...

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Trees a hazard again

Post by woody » Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:36 pm

Has a few trees in it as of last week, one blocking the river near the top, another near it and I'm sorry to be vague but I cant remember for the life of me where the third one was but they will all pose a hazard in high flow. There are also several others looking ready to fall in at the top of the gorge on the right so expect wood action through the monsoon.

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Re: RIVER TROUTBECK

Post by electricbarfbag » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:27 pm

Just a note to say be wary of a tree fallen across one of the post-gorge features. Ran at a medium level few days ago, and had to walk around - possibly runnable hard river right if the levels are right.

hard to miss, but not much space to stop a group of more than about 4.

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Re: RIVER TROUTBECK

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Re: RIVER TROUTBECK

Post by Ian.Adey » Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:48 pm

There is a tree.. but at the level in your video its well under water!

Only an isue at low levels, but,

About half way down the run there is a tree down blocking 80% of the river right side of an island, and a rope blocking the river left side, Part of the tree has been cut away but at low flows the main flow runs over the tree.

Its dirrectly above the play wave.
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Re: RIVER TROUTBECK

Post by TheMike.D » Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:18 pm

Ian.Adey wrote:There is a tree.. but at the level in your video its well under water!

About half way down the run there is a tree down blocking 80% of the river right side of an island, and a rope blocking the river left side, Part of the tree has been cut away but at low flows the main flow runs over the tree.

Its dirrectly above the play wave.
The rope you can get under, but must be hard river left! I went past it the otherday! What is the rope tied to? I didn't think at the time but should have got my knife out and cut it as its hard to see and a nasty little hazard! But would like to check to see what its tied to first!

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Re: RIVER TROUTBECK

Post by Lancs_lad » Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:50 pm

Vid showing the run at a low level (from a few years ago) - click click

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Re: RIVER TROUTBECK

Post by rbing3 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:45 pm

Paddled this today medium level tree was being cut out as we passed no other blockages good trip.

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Re: RIVER TROUTBECK

Post by OllieFootitt » Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:29 pm

Paddled Troutbeck today with Jago, There was a small tree blocking most of the river in a constriction just after the Gorge, about the 3rd to last rapid before the take out if I remember rightly. It can be passed on river right, however it is a bit of a pain if you get it wrong! (From experience)
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Re: RIVER TROUTBECK

Post by callwild » Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:03 pm

All clear of trees Today.

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Re: RIVER TROUTBECK

Post by Lancs_lad » Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:13 pm

Paddled today. Currently 2 trees in it. 1 before the gorge, 1 after. At the levels we had the first could just about be paddled over. The 2nd was a definite portage.

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Re: RIVER TROUTBECK

Post by Ian W » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:40 pm

Hi
Has anyone paddled the Troutbeck recently to give any info on trees, hopefully paddling it tomorrow levels allowing.
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Re: RIVER TROUTBECK

Post by Ian W » Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:16 pm

Paddled today (21/10/14). There is a river wide tree after about 200yds from the get in, this would be quite nasty if you tried to paddle over it at medium levels but fairly easily avoided (paddling) on river left. There are 2 more trees lower down (after the Gorge) but neither are more than half river wide and should be avoidable (easily seen in advance).

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Re: RIVER TROUTBECK

Post by Ian W » Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:40 pm

Paddled river today at a very high level, still a river wide tree not far downstream from get in but can be paddled over or round.
Quite a few other trees but the significant ones include a thin one just upstream of the pipeline bridge (bottom of the gorge) - this can be paddled through (i.e it flexes) towards river left. Also the very last rapid (just upstream from the road bridge) is partially blocked by an overhanging bush/tree, at high levels it can be avoided on river left, lower levels in can normally be paddled under.

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Re: RIVER TROUTBECK

Post by Lancs_lad » Thu Dec 24, 2015 2:51 pm

Paddled 3 days ago after the latest floods at "sporty" levels. ALL rocks covered everywhere!!

Currently 2 trees in it that require a portage at high levels. The first is the most awkward. It is just after the first blind 90 degree left hand bend in the gorge. The eddy on the right you would catch to see round the bend was still there at these levels. It is a branch from a larger tree which is part of a landslide of about 3 big trees, all of which are waiting to fall into the river also. There was no way of putting on below it so we had to walk up to the road and along and back down to the pipe bridge. Long and tedious portage. Annoyingly this is the only section of the gorge which cant be seen from the road or the pipe bridge.

The 2nd is just above the last 4 rapids (big flat field on river right), easier to spot and a relatively simple portage. Last 4 rapids currently clear.

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