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River Derwent - ambergate wire works weir

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:22 am
by rogersavery
Has anyone ever run this?

We sat at the top yesterday looking down all the channels and couldn't decide is the wave at the bottom was caused by an obstruction or not

We ended up carry around (the really friendly security guard helped us out, unlocked the gate and showed us the easiest way round)

Re: River Derwent - ambergate wire works weir

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:49 pm
by andypagett
These photos would suggest it's a whole manner of headaches! Looks like a vertical drop on to a concrete base, with a concrete lip to catch you, then a rubble slide!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/45100355@N ... otostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnorme/7 ... otostream/

Shame really.

Re: River Derwent - ambergate wire works weir

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:25 pm
by rogersavery
Thanks for the photos Andy

The channel on the right (as you look at the pictures), obscured by trees is around 45 degres but the concrete beam still appears to carry on along the bottom

Re: River Derwent - ambergate wire works weir

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:58 pm
by andypagett
Ah interesting. Looks like it might then, perhaps with a bit of bum thrutching to get over the concrete beam. Would make a trip from Darley Bridge or Matlock to Belper a go-er.

(this bit of the Derwent is my current interest. Have suitably covered the Darley Abbey to Church Wilne Section, and want to explore the next stretch up next :) )

Re: River Derwent - ambergate wire works weir

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:17 pm
by rogersavery
I have done Matlock bridge to Belper several times

I will PM you more details

Re: River Derwent - ambergate wire works weir

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:58 pm
by andypagett
Thanks. Have got your PM, will reply to it in a mo.

For public info, looks like it has been shot - http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/foru ... 06#p646206