Wire On The Yarrow

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bigdave17
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Wire On The Yarrow

Post by bigdave17 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:09 pm

Paddled the mighty Yarrow with the club last night for the first time in ages. Theres now a wire strung across the river about 2-300m below the second roadbridge which could pose a hazard at some levels (it was at throat level last night). We tried to get rid of it but alas no luck as its steel cable. Time to get the
hacksaw i guess!

Notters
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Re: Wire On The Yarrow

Post by Notters » Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:16 pm

Hey dave,

Did the mighty yarrow last week for the first time in 18months. Found the cable, its locked in tight an strung across the river at water level for most of its width (water level was 0.7 on the sepa gauge). Theres a way under it tight right where it lifts upto the tree at that water level anyway.

Will take the cutters next time as its bloody dangerous and cannot see it until your almost upon it.
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Re: Wire On The Yarrow

Post by Notters » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:25 pm

anybody know if this is still there? anybody been out to cut it yet?
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Re: Wire On The Yarrow

Post by snuggle_bunny » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:04 pm

I hope to canoe down the yarrow at may bank holiday- does anyone know if this potential deathtrap is still there

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Re: Wire On The Yarrow

Post by Notters » Sun May 06, 2012 10:13 pm

Dunno but if your on about tommorrow then i'll come check it with you.

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bigdave17
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Re: Wire On The Yarrow

Post by bigdave17 » Sun May 13, 2012 11:35 am

Had a quick splash down there yesterday - the winter floods have removed it. Hooray!

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Re: Wire On The Yarrow

Post by bigdave17 » Wed May 06, 2015 1:50 pm

..........and is now back in the same place. Difficult to see, but you can get around on the right.

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Re: Wire On The Yarrow

Post by PolecatApollo » Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:07 pm

Passed it today. 0.45 level. Could duck underneath it on the right but that could be very nasty when the waters a little higher. Looks like there's been mesh strung along the bottom of it and its still there on the left but if whoever decides to repair it will create a major hazard. Not many eddies once spotted so take it easy after second road bridge.

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