Slow moving small rivers

North of the Trent drainage, flowing to the North Sea
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arnie
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Slow moving small rivers

Post by arnie » Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:31 pm

Hi
Can anyone suggest a small slow moving river/stream in county durham/north east that is suitable for a gentle paddle with my 8 year old. We have a sevylor tahiti classic. We are more interested in a safe paddle easy paddle than shooting any rapids.

Arnie

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Re: Slow moving small rivers

Post by mpooleman » Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:20 pm

Hi there


There are several sections of the Wear and the Lower Swale that are fairly easy, how experienced are you? I would recommend getting in touch with a local club if your new to the sport, but if you're a bit more experienced and just need somewhere to take your son, check out the guides for the wear and the lower swale under "easy whitewater / touring rivers" here:

http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/rive ... st-england

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Mark
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Re: Slow moving small rivers

Post by arnie » Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:27 pm

I am a grade 2 but have not sought to progress any further. Thanks for the advice.

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Re: Slow moving small rivers

Post by Jim Pullen » Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:37 pm

With the low summer levels, something like the Tees from Yarm to the barrage may be a good option? Just watch out for bigger boats!
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Re: Slow moving small rivers

Post by snuggle_bunny » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:49 pm

river ouse at linton lock near york- either above or below the lock. nice gentle paddling in nice surroundings and plenty of birdlife etc with easy put in and take out


http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/rive ... ce-to-york

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