River Dee - Ty Mawr Country Park to Overton Bridge

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River Dee - Ty Mawr Country Park to Overton Bridge

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Re: RIVER DEE (Ty Mawr Country Park to Overton Bridge)

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The Guide recommends egress at either The Boat or a mile further on at The Cross Foxes. The Boat has just changed hands (July 2009) and a phone call before the trip to make sure that the pub does not have a function and is happy for one or two cars to be left on their car park would seem to be a wise move. We promised to have a drink or two after the trip and were more than welcome to leave cars.

As a minor point an angler from Prince Albert Angling Club (which has the fishing there) arrived at the pub car park to go fishing and told us that all the parking spaces adjacent to the river bank were reserved for the Anglers (probably crap) and that we risked being clamped if we left our cars there and the Club Bailiff came by (almost certainly crap) but it was obviously simpler to move across the car park rather than to upset him. He pointed out the "No Launching of canoes" sign but did not pursue that when we said that we would not be launching there but landing in a few hours.

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Re: RIVER DEE (Ty Mawr Country Park to Overton Bridge)

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is their anything between overton and chester worth making the trip longer ?

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Re: RIVER DEE (Ty Mawr Country Park to Overton Bridge)

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Hi,
Has anyone paddled this more recently and can offer advice on the two weirs? Especially the one not on the OS map.

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Re: RIVER DEE (Ty Mawr Country Park to Overton Bridge)

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In reply to the post asking for up to date info on the weirs: I can only recall 2 weirs on this stretch and both are marked on the OS map. The measuring weir at Manley Hall remains as described in the guide-i.e. river right looks appalling at all levels at which I have paddled it and river left looks less and less friendly as levels rise (although the best line looks to be a