East Lyn Levels

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East Lyn Levels

Post by The Drowned Fish » Sat Oct 04, 2008 5:52 pm

Any idea that the Lyns doing?

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Post by storm » Sun Oct 05, 2008 2:46 pm

East Lyn primo Sunday morn,can paddle early mon 07771824645 if intrested.
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Post by Jack Butcher » Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:32 am

locals how is it looking on the lyn for today?

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Post by Mark Allen » Sun Nov 02, 2008 5:09 pm

Jack, did you go to the Lyn? What was the level like?

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Post by storm » Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:19 pm

Low but pleasant level on Lyn today well done Jack for haveing a go at the trees in gourge,we are hopeing to get in there with a chainsaw next week,as there are some down on the upper section to.
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Post by Sophie King » Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:47 pm

Was low yesterday we did circuits on the gorge after putting in at Watersmeet. The drop there still went but not much water coming in at the confluence with the little trib. Some guys were clearing wood out of the gorge, all clear and runnable when we got there. Well done ;-) kiss

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Post by Ross W » Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:38 am

Sophie King wrote:Was low yesterday we did circuits on the gorge after putting in at Watersmeet. The drop there still went but not much water coming in at the confluence with the little trib. Some guys were clearing wood out of the gorge, all clear and runnable when we got there. Well done ;-) kiss
Yeah I heard that there was a pair of guys out clearing the drop!

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Post by pete thorn » Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:51 pm

Some big trees still in the gorge but I haven't seen them yet. National Trust and EA have agreed to cut them out...they definitely don't want private chain saws in the river for all sorts of risk assessment and liability reasons, so give them a chance. Will post info as I get it.
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Post by Ross W » Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:59 pm

Next summer it is then, they will wait for a summer low level surely, Great
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Post by Sophie King » Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:29 pm

The gorge is all good to go paddled it on sunday. A couple of trees remain in 2 eddy's on river right but the line is clear up to high medium flows at least?

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Post by pete thorn » Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:43 pm

Group ran the whole river Saturday. No significant tree hazard now. The major tree in the gorge has been trimmed back so the ramp between crux 1 and crux 2 is clear. However, on the tight corner after crux 2 there is a big stump in the shoot. Approach with caution.rday.
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Post by pete thorn » Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:45 pm

Group ran the whole river Saturday. No significant tree hazard now. The major tree in the gorge has been trimmed back so the ramp between crux 1 and crux 2 is clear. However, on the tight corner after crux 2 there is a big stump in the shoot. Approach with caution.
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Post by Mark Allen » Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:56 am

Anyone know the levels?

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Post by pete thorn » Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:25 pm

Last night's rain brought the Lyn back into play today, and should still be fine Wednesday, though dropping. The stump in the corner fall after the gorge is not a problem, provided you are still in your boat....
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Post by pete thorn » Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:56 am

The gorge was still perfectly paddleable Sunday. Low, but fine through the gorge.
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Post by pete thorn » Fri Nov 28, 2008 7:52 pm

This afternoon the Lyn was running well with yesterday's rain...a fair bit on Exmoor. It will be lowish this weekend, but perfectly runnable. Bideford CC doing some skills practice on the middle section Saturday but won't get in your way.
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Post by pete thorn » Sat Nov 29, 2008 5:57 pm

Sorry! Badly informed yesterday. The river will be dog low for Sunday. Managed a short run, walking in below Myrtleberry and running through the gorge, but not worth a long drive.
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Post by The Drowned Fish » Thu Dec 04, 2008 12:34 pm

Any thoughts for this weekend?

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Post by pete thorn » Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:46 am

Nice level Saturday. Several groups on the river and most were impressed by the gorge...nice flow but not too scary. Lowish side of medium. Should hold its level next week as rain due Monday night. Webcam should go live soon!
Note there is a big new tree fall below Myrtleberry. Runnable either side with care.
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Post by hedgefro » Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:01 pm

Level still held this afternoon (lowish/medium) for a nice run. A fair amount of water on the moor as well so shouldnt drop off too quick.

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Re: East Lyn Levels

Post by pete thorn » Sat Dec 13, 2008 8:15 pm

Strong flow today, dropping from overnight peak. The gorge was 'sporty' and unforgiving. Should be very good for several days.

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Re: East Lyn Levels

Post by jmmoxon » Sun Dec 14, 2008 6:53 pm

Low/medium today, the tree below Myrtleberry is easily passable on right. Lots of large branches all along banks, so be careful after next big flows.

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Re: East Lyn Levels

Post by pH » Mon Dec 15, 2008 4:15 pm

Still at a low/medium level today.About 4 mm lower than 24 hours earlier. Should be good for the next few day's. My bro spotted a dead sheep twisted up in a tree down in the gorge.

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Re: East Lyn Levels

Post by pete thorn » Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:05 pm

Yes still runnable though getting bonier. The gorge is good value, even with the short version, but it's still runnable from Watersmeet.
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Re: East Lyn Levels

Post by justin-g » Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:45 pm

Boat splittingly low...

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Re: East Lyn Levels

Post by wrig99 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:51 pm

Anyone know what the level's like?

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Re: East Lyn Levels

Post by pete thorn » Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:45 pm

Was very good on Sunday. With this rain it should be primo.
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Re: East Lyn Levels

Post by Mark R » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:30 pm

How paddleable is the Lyn right now?

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Re: East Lyn Levels

Post by justin-g » Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:14 am

I beleive there is a good level in there today - a few of us will be heading there for 11am sat.

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Re: East Lyn Levels

Post by Chas C » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:26 pm

justin-g wrote:I beleive there is a good level in there today - a few of us will be heading there for 11am sat.

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And a few more at 11am Sunday.........

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