The Somerset Frome and Dorset Stour and westwards
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Paddled this today (17.03.13) was a bit low at 50cm on gauge. 1 tree still across river about 100 yrds below first weir couldn't go under at this level so any higher could be a problem. No other hazards up to Bedford bridge.
1.11.2013 completely tree free. Only 0.42 on EA gauge at Horrabridge so a bit scrapey at the put in but otherwise fine to paddle and an interesting extension to the main Walkham run. Also no sign of barbed wire mentioned in some guides.
River wide tree down about 200m from Huckworthy bridge easy to see at todays levels (60cm) but will be a problem in high waters. branches stick up on river left to about 2m might be able to squeeze around the river right over the trunk. Would post a photo but lost camera today.
The EA are working at Horrabridge weir and its totally blocked with plastic tunnels in the water making a temp platform for a digger. A new salmon leap is under construction and there are large bags of stone in the water above the weir. Portage left into the park and stay well clear.
Paddled today and clear all the way through. 0.38 on horrabridge gauge. Bit scrappy in places but ok on main features. A bit more water and could be a fun little blast.