EGGLESTON BURN

North of the Trent drainage, flowing to the North Sea
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EGGLESTON BURN

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Re: EGGLESTON BURN

Post by Schmalley » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:43 pm

Regarding the sheep fence on the section from the usual get out to where the river meets the tees, had a bit of a nasty entanglement; two chains had either got tied together or had clogged up with so much debris that i got caught in the loop, got pulled back and held underwater for a while; very unpleasant. Advise being very careful, if level had being higher might have been a lot worse.

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Re: EGGLESTON BURN

Post by geyrfugl » Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:21 am

There's a river wide tree blockage just as you come in sight of the tall road bridge - plenty of eddies when we paddled today at a fairly low level, but it would come up on you quite fast with few eddies at higher levels. Easy portage left. We got out at the footbridge and ford a short way downstream, but there was muttering about more tree blockages further down...

On the bright side, even at low level, we saw none of the strands of barbed wire or sheep fences.

To add to the major hazards section, there seems to be quite a lot of pinning potential at low levels, especially just as it widens out after East Skears gorge and for the next fifty metres. There's also a large boulder river left under which a lot of the water flows, so rather than being flushed round it, one may run spank into it, and then get sucked under when you try to sidle round. Fortunately, nothing caught and I came out the other side, but with no paddle in my hands :-( It's also worth pointing out that exit from the East Skears gorge is always up very steep and slippery slopes and cliffs often block any walk along the banks, so portages and or rescues can turn into minor epics very easily.

There were at least four or five parties on the river today, numbering over twenty paddlers, at times all rather closer together than you'd hope for a river with few eddies...

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Re: EGGLESTON BURN

Post by Neptune » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:27 pm

Paddle this on saturday 29th. as Andy says tree dowm about 50 yards from the bridge, eddies diffuclt satrurday due to higher water level.We paddle on down into the Tees, however there was a D.I.Y. bridge across te river about halh a mile past the get out at the road bridge. This is made of concrete drainage p[ipes about 3 feet in diameter with a walk way fastened over the top of them. Is this legal? Do the EA know about it? Did however built it have permission to do so? It could be very dangerous.Peter

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Re: EGGLESTON BURN

Post by geyrfugl » Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:47 pm

There's some video from our paddle on the 29th December at lowish level showing what happens when people don't spot the slot drop coming up, among an amount of other entertaining carnage (there's a bit from the Allen on the 30th, too)

Karnage Kapers at Boldron Paddlefest

There's a distinctive landmark rock on river left about halfway down the reach that ends in the slot drop. This photo shows the rock, and the red boat is in the last eddy on river left before the drop - it holds only one boat and you can't get out without someone on the bank (at this level). There's an eddy river right slightly further on, no way to get out at all. There's an eddy river right just above the red boat, not too hard to get out, and there's the eddy the photo was taken from, easy get out. But river right is not a useful portage, and not brilliant for inspection...

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Re: EGGLESTON BURN

Post by dgg2dwp » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:07 am

We paddled this yesterday and found a new tree strainer which we walked river right. Its about 300m after the bigger drop with undercut sides (not the slot drop- after the main gorge section) where the river is tree lined. Its easy to spot and there were quiet a lot of micro eddies.

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