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Whezzit?

Post by Le_bambino » Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:33 pm

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Re: Whezzit?

Post by robgoodall » Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:00 pm

hindburn?
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Re: Whezzit?

Post by Terryg » Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:01 pm

Somewhere on Dartmoor?

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Re: Whezzit?

Post by jmmoxon » Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:33 pm

No, it's definitely around the Tawe...

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Re: Whezzit?

Post by Le_bambino » Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:46 am

South Wales is right! Anyone else?
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Re: Whezzit?

Post by Mark R » Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:24 am

Upper upper Sawdde?
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Re: Whezzit?

Post by jmmoxon » Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:32 am

Hear you also did Upper Upper Tawe, how was it?

Tawe has several great tributaries, unfortunately they mostly run off incredibly quickly & you have to watch out for those trees...

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Re: Whezzit?

Post by Ray Latham » Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:11 am

Bet its south Wales and begins with a G?

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Re: Whezzit?

Post by Le_bambino » Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:01 pm

Not the Sawdde im afraid!
Tawe was great fun. One of those novelty runs thats nice to tick off.
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Re: Whezzit?

Post by Le_bambino » Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:16 pm

The bottom picture shows less than quarter of the big slide. It makes the Ula look small and the East Okement feel tame!
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Re: Whezzit?

Post by rich gunton » Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:54 pm

It can hurt quite a bit too

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Re: Whezzit?

Post by jmmoxon » Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:56 pm

The answer is in the Welsh Rivers guidebook.

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Re: Whezzit?

Post by rich gunton » Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:07 pm

The short gorge is by far the most surprizeing and entertaining thing we have paddled in the area, Chris Sladdens discription dosent let on how good it really is,

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Re: Whezzit?

Post by wonny j » Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:30 pm

Upper Twrch?
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Re: Whezzit?

Post by Pete the kayaker » Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:21 pm

Dringarth?
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Re: Whezzit?

Post by jmmoxon » Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:04 am

No, no, no
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Re: Whezzit?

Post by Dr Robin » Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:17 am

Giedd?

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Re: Whezzit?

Post by justin-g » Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:20 am

If it keeps raining like this might be able to get some more photos this afternoon.

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Re: Whezzit?

Post by mfflower » Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:46 am

I know - it's the Hepste...right?

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Re: Whezzit?

Post by justin-g » Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:26 am

No it wasn't the Heptse.
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Re: Whezzit?

Post by Le_bambino » Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:35 pm

Dr Robin wrote:Giedd?
Yup! The Giedd is correct.
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Re: Whezzit?

Post by Dr Robin » Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:43 pm

I've had my eye on that for a while, but haven't got round to it. Did you do the Nant Cyw as well?

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Re: Whezzit?

Post by Le_bambino » Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:47 pm

Nope. The time was getting on when we eventually got back to the car. Seeing as we'd allready walked into the upper upper Tawe etc.
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Re: Whezzit?

Post by wonny j » Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:23 pm

Well done DrR.

Upper Twrch has a more scenic walk in, I seem to remember, and a path.

What was the rest of the river like?

EDIT: http://www.canoewales.com/Guide/tawe_valley/giedd.htm
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Re: Whezzit?

Post by rich gunton » Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:33 pm

The gorge is pretty much one big slide, There was one tree after the third and longest slide, In high water it would be hard to stop in time. The last slide gose into a 10ft drop which has two logs in. We didnt spot them from above and it hurt quite a lot.

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Re: Whezzit?

Post by wonny j » Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:03 pm

Nice. Another south Wales classic trib that I'll have to have a look at.
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Re: Whezzit?

Post by rich gunton » Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:05 pm

Went up there to day and cleared some trees out of it, Theres still one blocking the river half way down the gorge. The river below the gorge is full of them. Checked out the small gorge on the trib looks like it would be good in spate. All in all excellent for a day out in the right conditions

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Re: Whezzit?

Post by Le_bambino » Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:06 pm

What about these?

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Re: Whezzit?

Post by jmmoxon » Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:09 pm

Did you paddle any of it?

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Re: Whezzit?

Post by Le_bambino » Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:17 pm

Yes Mike. All of it!
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