River Roeburn

North of the Severn drainage, west of the Pennines
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River Roeburn

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Re: RIVER ROEBURN

Post by lou » Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:51 am

Paddled this 16/01/11 - gauge at Wray was approx 1.10. Was quite shallow, and lots of rocks were only just covered.

There was one steel cable that had gone into the river and was forming a 'V'. It was submerged in the centre and full of debris. It raised up towards the banks. It had blue rope above it, which we saw, but the cable was invisible against the horizon until the very last minute. Very dangerous so beware.

We also passed two other cables, which were about a foot above our heads. One was located immediately after a footbridge with red stanchions. Can't remember exact location of the other.

There were many tree hazards and strainers, but these will change regularly.

Take care when paddling,

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Re: RIVER ROEBURN

Post by Lancs_lad » Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:26 pm

Paddled this eve at a similar level to the pics above. The wire was still there and we portaged 4 trees.

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Post by Lancs_lad » Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:45 pm

A quick edit of my GoPro footage from last night.

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Re: RIVER ROEBURN

Post by Poke » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:13 pm

A fairly big landslide has now fallen into the river about 500m after the put-in. THe river is now 1/2 it's original width at this point and there are a number of trees across the river. Portage on the left.

Further down there are 3 new manmade structures, all passable with ease at normal low/medium levels.

Two are odd metal box-like structures made of scaffolding. Tey're not quite bridges but they're fairly substantial. They're 1-1.5m above the river at normal levels and about 50m apart. Beware the second one is round a blind bend. At big levels they'd start to become obstructive, and possibly are at risk of being washed into the river - keep your eyes peeled!

THere is also a suspension bridge of sorts (possibly the one mentioned previously having been rebuilt). It's higher off the water level that it was, but has sides made of chicken wire. Again, be careful when it's high high high.
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Re: RIVER ROEBURN

Post by Stu mac » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:06 pm

Paddled this river on 27th January 2013, 2 trees river wide! one about 200m from the put in and one towards the end,Both need portaging and both tress are due to stay there for a while! Take care!

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Re: RIVER ROEBURN

Post by Lancs_lad » Wed May 15, 2013 5:50 pm

Trees still there. Both still a portage, plenty of room above both.

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Re: RIVER ROEBURN

Post by Rachel T » Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:12 pm

12-01-2015 Did today at 0.90 = bit lower than 2 bricks showing upstream RH bank on bridge in Wray. River description:
Near start: portage for tree in slides
4x scaffold bridges: first one fairly low and might be problematic at high levels
Sheep trolley (large metal cage hung from cables). Cage only just above water level
Cable swing bridge - fairly high out of water
Real footbridge - quite high with concrete base all across river (mini stopper) but with metal cable strung across 5m below, not too high above water, but ok today
20m further a second cable strung across with bits of old sheep fence hanging from it and almost had to duck under it
At main drop there was a pair of trees right across just above drop making it unrunnable. Must inspect closely
Before Wray trees partly blocking round blind corners several times. Passable today, but higher water could be different

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Re: River Roeburn

Post by PMB » Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:01 pm

Paddled this for the first time today. Would caution against paddling this river in groups larger than four or five due to the small and infrequent eddies, likelihood of trees across the current, and large number of blind corners. Currently there is a river wide tree down making for a mandatory portage (easiest on river left) about 10 mins into the run. Also, there is a tree down immediately above the ledge drop in the gorge. This can be sneaked under by vigilant paddlers on river right. A number of other trees encroach into the river, but can be sneaked around.

Whilst none of the whitewater is particularly difficult, the remote nature of the river and tree hazards make it more dangerous than most ordinary grade III runs. Exercise caution and enjoy!
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