River Crake

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Re: River Crake

Post by heybaz »

Just to let you know that the propietor of the garage at Greenodd has moved on and the site is soon to be occupied by a new business. I'm not certain that the car parking area at the back of the garage is included in the sale or what the new business's view to paddlers using it might be.

It may be wise to approach the new owners (once they are in possession) for permission to use the car park and see what their reaction is rather than the well-established (by locals at least) practice of just rocking up and getting on with the days paddling.

Also please be aware that for the next 20 or so weeks there will be delays (already over an hour at peak times) at the Greenodd junction just 50 metres away from this garage. This is associated with the construction of a new roundabout right on the estuary / next to the river and the crazy 3-way traffic light system that has been causing mayhem for commuters, local businesses and holiday makers already. Take plenty of chill pills if heading this way folks (or a map for the easy-to-use back lanes & get off the river at Spark Bridge to avoid the chaos)


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Re: River Crake

Post by mole »

Paddled 26/1/14 and there are 2 tree down near the start of the river, 1st passable extreme left and 2nd extreme right in high water but this will not be the case in lower levels. Trees are above the start of the real action anyway so easy enough to stop but be on your toes.
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Re: River Crake

Post by jcp »

Paddled the Crake 14/12/14. There was a tree across the river between the lake and the first G3 rapid. Possibly sneak-able far right but only just at low/medium flow.

More worryingly there is a tree in the first G3 rapid river right parallel to the flow but there appear to be branches from this well out in the flow just underwater at Low/Medium. Ok if you are in your boat but potentially very dangerous to a swimmer.

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Re: River Crake


Hi Folks, Wigan Canoe Group paddled this on Sun 13/11/16 at 0.55 aprox.
A very pleasant paddle.However there are two significant tree blockages.
The first is after the first bridge you pass under. We passed this by sliding
over it on river left. With another 0.2 of water you would probably paddle over this.
It would cause a problem for a swimmer, but it is flat water at that point.
The second and more dangerous tree is located below Spark bridge, where the
river turns left. This tree totally blocks the river, and would be extremely dangerous in
high flows.We portaged on the right(very easy).Both of these trees were blocking the
river in Jan 2016; when we last ran this river, so it looks like they will be there
for a while.Happy paddling, Steve H.

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