RIVER VYRNWY (Lake Vyrnwy Dam to Pont Llogel)

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RIVER VYRNWY (Lake Vyrnwy Dam to Pont Llogel)

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Re: RIVER VYRNWY (Lake Vyrnwy Dam to Pont Llogel)

Post by Cobweb » Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:48 am

We paddled the section from just below the dam to Pont Llogel yesterday. There are now 3 places (from the point about 2km upriver from Pont Llogel) where barbed wire crosses the river. The first 1 of these is single stranded and in a fairly beningn place. The second 2 are harder to spot as you are more likley to be paying attention to the water so once you have seen one keep a keen eye out.

The first 2, which are single stranded can be paddled under with care if someone gets out and lifts the wire up but the 3rd is the double stranded and we had to get out and line canoes under which was slightly impeded by the pile of wood placed handily next to the water.

We were told by some people staying at the caravan site that the farmer has put these up to stop the children from the site walking up the river but who knows the real reason

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Re: RIVER VYRNWY (Lake Vyrnwy Dam to Pont Llogel)

Post by c.blyth » Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:31 pm

Thats a real hazard for the unsuspecting. When i'm next around there I shall see aboout 'removing' these pretty dangerous hazards!

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Re: RIVER VYRNWY (Lake Vyrnwy Dam to Pont Llogel)

Post by GOC » Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:44 pm

Does anyone know if the wire is still there?

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Re: RIVER VYRNWY (Lake Vyrnwy Dam to Pont Llogel)

Post by woodsy » Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:56 pm

Is it still possible to get info re levels from the dam?
Anyone have a contact number?
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Re: RIVER VYRNWY (Lake Vyrnwy Dam to Pont Llogel)

Post by Jim Pullen » Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:05 pm

I've noticed the EA gauge for the Vrynwy below the Dam (here) seems to rise sharply to ~0.41m then plataeus and then drop sharply again. This would therefore seem to correspond to a normal low relese.
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Re: RIVER VYRNWY (Lake Vyrnwy Dam to Pont Llogel)

Post by mitch » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:14 pm

Paddled today. No wires. Only one badly hung fence across the river from a private metal road bridge (possibly at lat="52.72902436384046" lon="-3.4513754248619044")

The fence can be sneaked hard river right, we used one of our group to get out and hold up the fence while the rest passed under.

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Vyrnwy Level

Post by mrbartlam » Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:14 pm

Hi All

Does anyone know what the level on the EA website needs to be to paddle the Vyrnwy. I know its dam release so levels change unpredictably but I'm interested to know what the level needs to be to get down it. Its on 0.43 at the moment and I wonder if after such a wet year their standard release is enough to paddle it?

Any ideas

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Re: RIVER VYRNWY (Lake Vyrnwy Dam to Pont Llogel)

Post by Mark Gawler » Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:03 pm

This post says least 0.7 for a good run down from the dam:
http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/foru ... 22&t=75585
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Re: RIVER VYRNWY (Lake Vyrnwy Dam to Pont Llogel)

Post by fedster » Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:30 am

is their no definitive release days for this river ? or a web site with release times dates

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Re: RIVER VYRNWY (Lake Vyrnwy Dam to Pont Llogel)

Post by JEZ123 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:34 pm

As of 08/02/14 was full off tree blockages. However the next section (pont llogel to pontrobert) was clear of trees and good fun :)

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