Evan Water

Rivers south of Glasgow
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Evan Water

Post by Mark R » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:55 am

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Re: Evan Water

Post by bigdave17 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:55 pm

This is an excellent little river and one I paddle as often as possible 'cos its easy to get to from the eastern Borders.

A few additions to the guide:

Hazards: 2 big trees. The first is above the last gorge and you'll either paddle straight over or you'll have to portage it depending on how much water there is(theres plenty of time as the river isnt going that fast at this point). This tree isnt going anywhere and has been there 3-4 years now. Second has appeared below the last gorge quite recently -straight over the middle goes but the unwary or out of control might get trapped at the sides.

Levels: You can use the Annan Watercam ( http://www.farsondigitalwatercams.com/l ... lton-Hook/) - which will need to look big, brown & bouncy for the trip to be on - otherwise the fishpal guage (not on SEPA) at three waters meet will need to be rising with more rain expected.
Look over the upsteam side of the get out bridge: if the water is level with or slightly below the rocks on river right then the river will be twisty and possibly slightly scrapey, if the water is over the rocks it'll be fun & continuous.

Access: We've tended to get on at the entrance to Middlegill farm (signposted on the road).Please be considerate when parking and dont obstruct gates or entrances. Have paddled further up (from the bridge) but not a lot there. If you want to see the final gorge walk over the bridge by the building with the sat dish on the roof and go 500m upstream.

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Re: Evan Water

Post by bigdave17 » Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:11 am

New tree above the final gorge - about 300m below the permanent one. Just about possible to squeeze past on left at the level we paddled it at.

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