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River Walkham - Huckworthy to Bedford Bridge

Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 4:03 pm
by Mark R

Tree at bottom of first weir

Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:44 pm
by daydoe
I was there a couple of weeks ago, below the first weir drop is a tree right across the river making it unrunable. can be portaged river left or possible down the middle of the island.

Re: River Walkham - Huckworthy to Bedford Bridge

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:09 pm
by pacman
Paddled this today (17.03.13) was a bit low at 50cm on gauge. 1 tree still across river about 100 yrds below first weir couldn't go under at this level so any higher could be a problem. No other hazards up to Bedford bridge.

Re: River Walkham - Huckworthy to Bedford Bridge

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:09 am
by donbarr
1.11.2013 completely tree free. Only 0.42 on EA gauge at Horrabridge so a bit scrapey at the put in but otherwise fine to paddle and an interesting extension to the main Walkham run. Also no sign of barbed wire mentioned in some guides.

Re: River Walkham - Huckworthy to Bedford Bridge

Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:27 pm
by pacman
River wide tree down about 200m from Huckworthy bridge easy to see at todays levels (60cm) but will be a problem in high waters. branches stick up on river left to about 2m might be able to squeeze around the river right over the trunk. Would post a photo but lost camera today.

Re: River Walkham - Huckworthy to Bedford Bridge

Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:56 pm
by Zool
The EA are working at Horrabridge weir and its totally blocked with plastic tunnels in the water making a temp platform for a digger. A new salmon leap is under construction and there are large bags of stone in the water above the weir. Portage left into the park and stay well clear.

Re: River Walkham - Huckworthy to Bedford Bridge

Posted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:51 pm
by jam bo
Paddled today and clear all the way through. 0.38 on horrabridge gauge. Bit scrappy in places but ok on main features. A bit more water and could be a fun little blast.