RIVER DUDDON (Birk's Bridge to Seathwaite)

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RIVER DUDDON (Birk's Bridge to Seathwaite)

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Helen Wigmore, 16/12/06 wrote:16th Dec 2006 (low water) – There was a tree blocking the Duddon (Birk's Bridge to Seathwaite section), a short distance below Troutal Farm falls – easily portaged on both banks.
I don't remember this the last couple of times I did this section, anyone know if it's still there?
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Jim Pullen wrote:
Helen Wigmore, 16/12/06 wrote:16th Dec 2006 (low water) – There was a tree blocking the Duddon (Birk's Bridge to Seathwaite section), a short distance below Troutal Farm falls – easily portaged on both banks.
I don't remember this the last couple of times I did this section, anyone know if it's still there?
Yeah, it's still there but following a fair bit of pruning work means it's pretty easy to skirt on the right hand side.. or over the central rock in medium/high water and above.
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Paddled today at a low level (0.75). There appears to be some sort of tree/branch just under water in the pool for the final drop out of wallabarrow gorge. I cant say a size as only an inch of branch was breaking the surface. We all paddled it but kept our boats on the surface. Something to be aware of.

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Be aware of a tree across 2/3 of the river in Wallowbarrow Gorge. It can be sneaked river right, and is visible from upstream at medium/high flows but you would not want to be swept onto it. The tree is about half way down the gorge - you may wish to boat scout from above if the river is low, or walk down river right and have a look if the Duddon's flowing at pace.
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