River Tavy - Hill Bridge to Tavistock

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Re: RIVER TAVY (Hill Bridge to Tavistock)

Post by jmmoxon » Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:18 pm

The gravel just downstream of Harford Bridge was well exposed this afternoon, will be very low by Sunday without rain.

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Re: RIVER TAVY (Hill Bridge to Tavistock)

Post by Ross W » Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:55 pm

Tavy held at a consistant Medium all day. No new tree's to report.
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Re: RIVER TAVY (Hill Bridge to Tavistock)

Post by jam bo » Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:40 am

i ran through town this morning and its dropped a bit.

about 9 inches below the top of the rock in the town rapid.

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Re: RIVER TAVY (Hill Bridge to Tavistock)

Post by jmmoxon » Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:03 pm

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River Tavy Weir Construction

Post by Sean Rider » Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:40 pm

For those how paddle the River Tavy. The Weir in front of Kelly College is having a new fish pass constructed. Half of the upper weir has been sand bagged off, so if you run the weir in low levels beware as there is quite a bit more water running over the left hand side than it normally does. In high levels it is obviously still a portage... The river right hand bank both up stream and down stream of the weir is all fenced off and no access is permitted.

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Re: RIVER TAVY (Hill Bridge to Tavistock)

Post by Simon Westgarth » Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:04 pm

Kelly College weir construction, as posted by Sean Rider: http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/foru ... =3&t=68252

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Re: River Tavy Weir Construction

Post by Simon Westgarth » Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:05 pm

Get us some images please Sean

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RIVER TAVY & BARLE LEVELS

Post by pauly1664 » Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:50 pm

I have recently moved to the area, currently a grade 3/4 paddler, but like the odd chilled paddle on a steady gd 3.

Been looking at the webcams for the Barle and Tavy, wondering if anyone has any advice on what levels are the best for a good paddle on each. Basically want to know what to look for on the gauges to justify a worthwhile trip in the car.

Guessing on the Tavy, probably about 0.5m or is 0.75m a good run?

Barle about the same I reakon?

Also does the Tavy webcam give a good indication of water level on the Walkham?

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Re: RIVER TAVY & BARLE LEVELS

Post by HUNTER » Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:58 pm

The Tavy at .75 will be in the trees. OK if you are a good paddler. The run off is very fast. The web cam is in Tavistock and a long way from the get in. It will show you how much rain has fallen on the West side of the moor. The lower Tavy holds the water longer.

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Re: RIVER TAVY & BARLE LEVELS

Post by Alec Ferris » Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:15 pm

Nothing to say about water levels, but genius helmet, sir.
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Re: RIVER TAVY (Hill Bridge to Tavistock)

Post by Mark Allen » Sun Oct 03, 2010 3:48 pm

New big tree blocking the river 500m ish above Harford bridge. We managed to sneak it in high flows but medium flows then proberly a portage.

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Tavy (Hill Bridge to Tavistock)

Post by bubbles_jonnybravo » Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:01 am

Hey

Does anyone know of any new trees down or other obstructions on this stretch of river. Am paddling it tomorrow.

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Re: Tavy (Hill Bridge to Tavistock)

Post by HUNTER » Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:25 pm

No problems down to the Mary Tavy Power station. There are some trees but they will be no problem Tomorrow.

There might not be enough water to make this worth the trip.

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Re: Tavy (Hill Bridge to Tavistock)

Post by aarondaeche » Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:00 am

i dont know about any trees but i would be up for paddleing the tavi

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Re: RIVER TAVY (Hill Bridge to Tavistock)

Post by Baylo » Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:18 am

The New Weir @ Kelly College is finished, just a few more cosmetic bits to do on the bank. If someone can tell me how to upload photo's onto here i will put some on

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Re: RIVER TAVY (Hill Bridge to Tavistock)

Post by Jon_Brown » Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:26 pm

Baylo wrote:The New Weir @ Kelly College is finished, just a few more cosmetic bits to do on the bank. If someone can tell me how to upload photo's onto here I will put some on

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Re: RIVER TAVY (Hill Bridge to Tavistock)

Post by Baylo » Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:21 pm

New Weir @ Kelly College
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Re: RIVER TAVY (Hill Bridge to Tavistock)

Post by bubbles_jonnybravo » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:29 pm

Hi

Being dense now but where on the river is this (please don't say kelly college). I'm not sure where that is???

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Re: RIVER TAVY (Hill Bridge to Tavistock)

Post by Mark Allen » Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:16 pm

A little way downstream from Harford Bridge.

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Re: RIVER TAVY (Hill Bridge to Tavistock)

Post by Mark R » Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:20 pm

A mile above Tavistock. Anyone know how it looks with the river up? I never much fancied the old weir in these conditions.
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Re: RIVER TAVY (Hill Bridge to Tavistock)

Post by Baylo » Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:31 pm

Still as bad but with the rebuilt top and new side wall there is no way out now. It gets nasty at lower levels now as there is less water going down the fish pass compared to the old weir

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Re: RIVER TAVY (Hill Bridge to Tavistock)

Post by Joel.Perkin » Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:35 am

There's a tree down about half way between Hill bridge and Harford Bridge. It can be dodged under/round, but in higher water than I did it it could be dangerous (also it is awkward if you are big and not very flexible like me)

Hard river right was our line - 0.6 on the EA gauge. Higher and the under line wouldn't be available.

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Re: RIVER TAVY (Hill Bridge to Tavistock)

Post by HUNTER » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:20 am

The tree above has gone. Good level as of 9am today. Just started to drop.

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Re: River Tavy - Hill Bridge to Tavistock

Post by HUNTER » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:24 am

There is some matainance work going on at the first foot bridge (Horndon)
It has scaffolding on it.
Look to be ok in all but very high levels.

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Middle Tavy - trees blocking river

Post by TonyM » Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:40 pm

There are several new trees in the middle Tavy, mainly below the footbridge which is about 1/2 way down the section.

The first is a large Ash on a right hand bend, just above a nice chute. It sticks out into the river but have been trimmed so doesn't present much hazard. There is a large rock in mid-river at the base of the rapid.

200m below this rapid, there is left hand bend at the head of a shallow bouldery rapid. A tree has fallen and completely blocks the river. It not visible until you are at the head of the rapid.

You need to egress river left at the head of the rapid onto an open field. A short walk takes you past the tree, then down through some gorse back onto the river.

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Re: Middle Tavy - trees blocking river

Post by donbarr » Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:13 pm

The tree blocking the left hand channel around the island has now been partly removed allowing clear passage on river right. The island is a little over 1Km north of Harford bridge, the normal takeout for this section, and about 1/2 Km down river from the second foot bridge.

The remaining part of the tree appears stable but proceed with caution as you go around this left hand bend.

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Re: River Tavy - Hill Bridge to Tavistock

Post by Mark Dixon » Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:49 am

There are 2 new trees down in recent weeks, after Slot Drop, 1st one you can just get under and 2nd has a 6ft channell you can go over, but be cautious as the 1st tree looks like it could drop down at anytime.
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Re: River Tavy - Hill Bridge to Tavistock

Post by bubbles_jonnybravo » Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:58 pm

Paddled the Middle Tavy today and got off at Hartford Bridge. A polite fella drove past while we were waiting for the shuttle and asked if the gate to the caravan park could be shut as someone left it open yesterday and there are sheep in the field. So if you paddle the middle Tavy shut the gate please.

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Re: River Tavy - Hill Bridge to Tavistock

Post by jam bo » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:53 am

500m after Kelly Wier and alongside the rugby pitches there is a river wide tree. I know not many paddle this stretch but I noticed it whilst walking the dog yesterday.


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