Rivers 'oop north' this weekend

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Dave Thomas
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Rivers 'oop north' this weekend

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Hi all

Seeking some local advice from the North Country, please!

A group from our club are scheduled to be paddling 'up North' this weekend - no accommodation booked yet, but thinking Lakes or Tees-Tyne areas. My assessment is that paddling opportunities will be restricted to Leven, Kent,Tees (Low Force) and possibly (if less interestingly) Eden & N Tyne. Given finding some accommodation in the East Lakes area, my reading of maps, guides and gauges would suggest that a weekend paddling at least three of the first four would be feasible.

Any views or comments would be very welcome - either for or against!

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Dave
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Throw the Lune and the Crake into that mix and I think you're about right unless there is some welcome rain.

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Lengthy and ultimately fruitless discussion on here before at http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/foru ... 3&t=116418. Not a lot of water in the Tyne at the moment and not a lot of rain forecast.

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No rain forecast and cold snap currently. Nothing in the lakes will be "going". The Leven was just about scrapable by some desperate people from my club last weekend.

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Haven't followed the forecast very closely having been in the real north (not the true north which is further north still) all week, but it seems to be about cold and possible snow for the weekend.

Be advised quite a few people have been ill after paddling the Kent recently (although the EA pollution incidents other people have noted are a couple of years out of date), so you might want to cross that one off the list.

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Rawthey & Lune running (so Clough should be too) A lot of heavy rain overnight
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Great weekend! Saturday, the Kent was a scrape on the open sections but a nice introduction to the more interesting stuff - that is until we had a shoulder dislocation on the L-shaped drop which meant that the half of the group who were planning to attempt Force Falls didn't get their chance to do so. Can't fault the service at Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal, though! Sunday, the Lune was nicely up - great paddle enjoying nice bouncy swirly conditions in the company of around 50 others on the water in the sunshine!

If you are looking for hostel accommodation in the eastern half of the Lakes, can't fault Thorney How in Grassmere. Comfortable accommodation, good varied choice of breakfasts and friendly service. And a good reasonably central location for club trips - in two visits we've paddled the Lune, Kent, Greta and Duddon, and the Eden, Crake and Leven would be equally easily accessible.
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