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UK squirt spots

Post by tomdowns » Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:30 pm

Some spots I've been to and got downtime.

Afon Lledr - y pwll du

Menai straits- Platters reef, Britannia bridge.

River Dart - Webbern seam

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Re: UK squirt spots

Post by Joey_1990 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:50 pm

flower pots at a low level on the Exe

four pines weir (at a specific level *i cant remember sorry*) on the Exe

Darley Abbey (never been myself)

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Re: UK squirt spots

Post by mole » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:24 am

http://www.sinkspots.org/

Has a lot of UK spots in it, would be interesting to see if the gauge readings now available on EA site could be integrated into the site in the same way as the US spots.

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Re: UK squirt spots

Post by Pete C. » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:11 pm

Telford's Trove on the Dee, between 3.5 and 6.0 (ish) on the Mile End Mill gauge.

Various spots at Holme Pierrepont, sometimes.

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Re: UK squirt spots

Post by MikeR » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:02 pm

Wish you were here - confluence of River Lune and Rawthey

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Re: UK squirt spots

Post by sensiblesimon » Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:30 pm

Where's Telford's Trove on the Dee? Used to go Squirting in the early 90's and mainly used the Dee for surface runs with blasting, screw ups etc where it was deep enough.

Besides HP we also got downtime on the Falls of Lora (scary) and at West Tanfield below the camp site (a lot less scary). Also tried the Ottawa (you could get unintended downtime in a Dancer in some places!). 4 mile Bridge on Anglesey on incoming tide if you are desperate - we always got to the Menai Straits at the wrong time. Had fun on the Conwy at high levels (Afon Conwy - Ysbyty Ifan to Rhydlanfair Bridge) and the Lune (Beck Foot to Rawthey Confluence).

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Re: UK squirt spots

Post by mole » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:07 am

Ooh, What sort of water levels do you need for Slenningford watermill and whereabouts is the seam? Is it just at the end of the slenningford rapid or do you need tp drop down river a way?

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Post by Strad » Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:42 pm

I'm guessing CIWW is too shallow for much fun, but anything at the bottom?
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Re: UK squirt spots

Post by Jones Chris » Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:35 pm

Strad wrote:I'm guessing CIWW is too shallow for much fun, but anything at the bottom?
Mav seemed to think so. Along with a potential spot on the Wye.

Believe it or not, the Nene is entertaining for an hour or so. One of the most easy spots to get head under even if only for a couple of seconds is on the exit to pool two, (or three, I forget!)

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Re: UK squirt spots

Post by MikeR » Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:30 pm

Has anyone explored the re-vamped Tees Barrage for spots? The bottom pool looks like it could have potential nowadays.

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Re: UK squirt spots

Post by mole » Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:21 pm

There is definate potential at the Tees Barrage when the long course is running on its own. It gets pretty burly there when both courses are running though... Not sure about the short course on its own but the current runs into the wall opposite quite quickly.

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Re: UK squirt spots

Post by Pete C. » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:48 am

sensiblesimon wrote:Where's Telford's Trove on the Dee? Used to go Squirting in the early 90's and mainly used the Dee for surface runs with blasting, screw ups etc where it was deep enough.
Immediately next to the put-on below horseshoe falls, caused by the convergence between the furthest river-left braid and the main flow sweeping into it. It's mellow gravel with no subsurface obstructions. Can't believe that no-one's really noticed it before - might have formed recently from shifting gravel?

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Post by purelandexpeditions.com » Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:31 pm

I noticed the Dee seam many many moons ago, but until this past never put 2+2 together. Oh to have a glitter day again.

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Re: UK squirt spots

Post by Fatboy » Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:37 pm

Anyone got any good sink spots around Hampshire / West Sussex / Surrey? I've been to Chertsey, but I'm sure there must be some good clean eedylines kicking around somewhere.
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Re: UK squirt spots

Post by Username » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:41 pm

Sunbury weir has a great mush move seam when it's on 1 gate, it's where the current from the gate hits the current from the sloping weir face, best way to access it is to ferry onto the main gate current and accelerate downstream towards the seam - Just watch out for debris though.

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Re: UK squirt spots

Post by Dom c » Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:58 am

When Chertsey is high the far side ( left looking at the weir) used to have some good swirlies
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Re: UK squirt spots

Post by Fatboy » Sun May 12, 2013 7:17 pm

Thanks guys, I've been to Chertsey before, but not Sunbury. I'll have a look, once my shoulder is fixed up again.
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