Where to paddle this weekend!?

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Where to paddle this weekend!?

Post by RichA » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:23 am

I'm in the Midlands, so I've got the options of Lake District, North or South Wales, and the north (ish) of Devon.

All the forecasts I've seen agree on ran hitting the west coast this weekend, but where will there be the most!? And where will it be more likely to be rain instead of snow?

The north looks really good for Sunday and not Saturday. The south looks fairly average over the whole weekend, with a little more on Sunday.

Where are you lot heading to?

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Re: Where to paddle this weekend!?

Post by Rockrat » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:26 am

Probably the Lakes, but that's because I live in Carlisle. I'm bound I'll find something to paddle down this weekend.
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Re: Where to paddle this weekend!?

Post by Crumble » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:40 am

I'm going South Wales...but only because I'm there anyway...!

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Re: Where to paddle this weekend!?

Post by RichA » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:41 am

Got any tips for grade 4+/5 rivers (not ditches!) in the South Lakes area? Upper Esk is on the list. Anything else similar or better? Thanks!

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Re: Where to paddle this weekend!?

Post by Rockrat » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:54 am

Upper reaches of the Duddon, Stock Ghyll, Troutbeck (more grade 4), Upper Sprint. All need a fair bit of precipitation, but could be going as there looks like there will be a big downpour on Saturday. Think I'm hoping of a run on the Esk on Sunday, but will have to see how everything pans out.
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Re: Where to paddle this weekend!?

Post by RichA » Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:41 pm

Excellent, thanks for the tips.

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