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Posted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:10 am
by Mark R

Coquet below Rothbury

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:22 pm
by jmoxley2
Just returned from a family (non-paddling) trip to Rothbury and noticed a nice looking rapid on the Coquet about half a mile downstream of the town by an old watermill. At what I guess was a mid level (the stepping stones in Rothbury were about 3 inches under water) this looked like a long grade III-ish. However the Coquet section of the guidebook stops just above this. Does anyone have any intelligence on this rapid? What's the grade and what's access like on this river - it seemed a bit angler-ridden.


Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 8:03 pm
by active4seasons
Hi Janet,
It is called Thrum mill, grade 2, 3 at a push. Hoping to do the river this weekend and will let you know more after. Upper coquet grade 3/4 is possible when very wet but have not done it myself.


Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:36 pm
by catbunnygoth
just down from the water mill was where in 1991 a father and son died in a canoe accident so beware it looks safe but its very dangerous in the winter and heavy rain fall.
they were very strong swimmers and experianced so be careful


Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 6:30 pm
by barneytod
hi does anyone know if you can paddle a trip on this river to finish in warkworth probably from rothbury


Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:14 am
by Jim Pullen
Yep - sections both above and below that described here are possible. There's guides for these other sections both in "English White Water" and Nick Doll's "A Canoeists Guide to the North East." Unfortunately, no one's sent in a guide to this site yet though!