River Ashop Video

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A spate trip on the River Ashop in the Peak District.

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Thanks for sharing. I'd not heard of the Ashop before, looks like a fun, remote run if you get the water. UKRGB guide here - http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/rive ... confluence

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I was there with a couple of Sheffield Uni guys the same day but on the upper section. One of our guys swam and ended up helping you at the barrage!

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Frenetic!

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no9ismine wrote:[vimeo][/vimeo]

I was there with a couple of Sheffield Uni guys the same day but on the upper section. One of our guys swam and ended up helping you at the barrage!
The extra pair of hands was useful, we would have struggled otherwise (even with a 9:1 mechanical advantage!). The upper section looks good, but we got there too late to do both sections.

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So I'm curious (having grown up as a local there). I would have though the Alport would be a decent run (Though at a harder level) when there's that much rain. No that bad a hike in, there's a decent path, and I recall a river bed that should make for an interesting run. Anyone got first hand experience?

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Heyden Brook is a cracking short spate run with a beautiful 4/5m waterfall* to finish off. Recommended.

* The landing was deep enough for a boof in 2012+2013, but don't pencil. Worth wading around in low water. Don't go down the tunnels under the road bridge at the end - there's a fence at the bottom!

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That river looks ace!

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ion wrote:So I'm curious (having grown up as a local there). I would have though the Alport would be a decent run (Though at a harder level) when there's that much rain. No that bad a hike in, there's a decent path, and I recall a river bed that should make for an interesting run. Anyone got first hand experience?
Haven't paddled the Alport but it was well up the day we did the Ashop. The Etherow isn't too far away and is a good run, although it looked way too high when we looked before getting on the Ashop.

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The Peaks for paddling... who knew?
Great little vid, cheers for sticking it up.
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This is what it's all about.

Of course it would be wrong of me to encourage this kind of behaviour wouldn't it?

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