Dartmoor alternative

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Dartmoor alternative

Post by morsey » Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:01 am

Loads of paddlers bagged upper upper sections with all the mega rain from the end of 2015 and start of 2016. I almost got to double figures of rivers paddled with carrying the boat up, or to the put in, with a couple of old faves and new (to me) descents.

The Walkham was a fun little source river trip, not to high on the technical paddling scale, but high on the, meandering through the mist, knowing the gradient was going to drop at any moment and not being able to see more than twenty metres at the top, exploring scale. Video is all POV and low light/mist so the quality is a bit meh. Is a good river for spate level paddling when the main rivers are off the scale. The Upper Dart was still on two steps after we finished this river.


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Re: Dartmoor alternative

Post by morsey » Fri Mar 18, 2016 5:02 pm

Stats:

Walk in: 1hr 20 mins.
The Marsh flat meandering section: 30 mins
Main river to the bridge: 50 mins.

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Re: Dartmoor alternative

Post by buck197 » Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:20 am

Fantastic adventure right on my doorstep. I still can't believe how much water is there in what is basically a stream for the most part of the year.
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Re: Dartmoor alternative

Post by morsey » Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:24 am

Was almost 100mm of rain that day!

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