Yorkshire Cali Burn

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Yorkshire Cali Burn

Post by banzer » Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:25 pm

Here's a fun log-flumey number that I jumped on this Friday. Ledges and bedrock slides all the way. A bit more gardening required for the upper stretches and you'll have the best part of a kilometre of fast water without portages. I did the bit with the waterfall and managed to turn the Go-Pro off for it! The paddling section shown is a bit wider but still moderately steep. Watch out for the sticky stopper under the bridge! Sorry for the poor quality, need to find some decent editing software.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCW7bMkybSw

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Re: Yorkshire Cali Burn

Post by DaveBland » Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:20 pm

Fan-bloody-tastic!
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Post by nick 16 » Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:23 pm

Banzer! Where in my homeland did you find this little beauty?

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Re: Yorkshire Cali Burn

Post by DaveBland » Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:46 pm

Wonder if there's a "Yorkie Creek" in Cali?
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Re: Yorkshire Cali Burn

Post by Jim » Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:16 pm

Looks sweet apart from the trees - I brushed a few last weekend and remembered how much they sting!

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Re: Yorkshire Cali Burn

Post by Pindadio » Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:08 pm

Where is this? Name of the river? I wanna try this out tomorrow

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Post by Mark R » Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:18 pm

Manky ditch-tastic!!!!
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Re: Yorkshire Cali Burn

Post by banzer » Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:17 pm

Glad you liked it. It's called Blayshaw Gill, up Nidderdale past Pateley Bridge. (Right next to How Stean Gorge, which made it into the latest EWW edition). Needs a lot of water, though I reckon it would still be fun with less, you'd just scrape your boat more. I hit it at the peak of Friday's rain, it was just slowing down as I got off and I reckon the creek would drop off quite fast.

Gutted I failed to record the 200m ledge/ slide/ drop combo that ended in the fall you see at around 0:40. It was great! A bit below that was a very narrow stopper that you would have wanted safety on. Considering I was on my own, this sharpened the senses somewhat when pulling out of the very small eddy!

More work with the saw and I reckon all the higher drops shown will go too.
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Re: Yorkshire Cali Burn

Post by Mal Grey » Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:51 pm

Brilliant! (daft bugger...)

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Re: Yorkshire Cali Burn

Post by Neptune » Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:55 am

Rich,

That looked like so much fun, shame I had to work and couldn't make it.

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Re: Yorkshire Cali Burn

Post by dbarron » Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:08 am

Mate we have a caravan nr there and looked at this loads never seen enough water in there though !
this is where Bewley park do there gorge walking i have dry walked this loads as a kid and be aware there is a cave in the river bed so swimming not a good idea
did you drop the water fall too ? this is where the cave (pot Hole) is in the river bed just after the pool in low water

shame you missed the limestone slides on video

how high up did you go up where did you get out or did you continue to the reservoir
and how much rain had fallen ?

bet how stean gorge was off its proverbials !!

was the nidd up too in lofthouse

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Re: Yorkshire Cali Burn

Post by Jim Pullen » Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:12 pm

Looks brilliant Rich!

Did you have any landowner issues? I seem to remember this being "Beck A" described by Matt here.
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Re: Yorkshire Cali Burn

Post by banzer » Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:54 pm

Yes, I did paddle the waterfall bit, putting on about 200m above. Any caves were far below the plungepool! There are certainly plenty of bits I wouldn't fancy swimming though. It would have gone from the old dam down, other than two or three blockages. As there were practically no eddies (nor safety) I left all the top bit for another day.

Jim, this might indeed be 'Beck A', Jonny Briggs mentioned something along those lines. I didn't run into anyone, it was so wet, I didn't see a soul. There is a public footpath through the farm all the way up to near the old dam so you have every right to be there. However using this path may alert anyone in the farm to your presence. Personally I may (or may not) have accessed river right bankside all the way, completely out of view of anyone and there are no dwellings anywhere near.

How Stean was high and I wouldn't have fancied being in there in a kayak. A few hours later would have been primo! Sadly my (fairly extensive searches) suggest there is nothing else in Nidderdale of the calibre of these two gems. (The Nidd was up in Lofthouse but not really enough for the fall just above.)

Time for another stealth mission with a saw....
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Re: Yorkshire Cali Burn

Post by dbarron » Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:50 pm

Sweet the owners of the land are the farm/ caravan park owners they were disgruntled with us walking the dry bed a while back and we been on there for 30 plus yrs

After the video stopped I believe there is a drop ? Was that runnable

The cave(pothole ) would have been flooded and not visible it's about 1-meter square insize

Sweet vid though r u local ?

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Re: Yorkshire Cali Burn

Post by dbarron » Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:01 pm

Also the pothole is not until after the bridge after another fall

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Re: Yorkshire Cali Burn

Post by banzer » Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:21 am

dbarron wrote: After the video stopped I believe there is a drop ? Was that runnable? r u local?
Yes, another slidey drop below with a tree in it. Shouldn't be a problem with a bit of saw work, I'll be back. After that as you know the gradient reduces, the trees increase, and you're soon at the Nidd.
Most of the section in the vid is completely dry in summer as it's limestone country so no doubt there are caves everywhere!
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Re: Yorkshire Cali Burn

Post by dbarron » Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:17 am

get up there with a saw !!!

i will be keeping an eye on the rain now so wana run that !

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