River Vyrnwy - Pont Logel to Pontrobert

Severn/ Rheidol catchment and north
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River Vyrnwy - Pont Logel to Pontrobert

Post by Matto » Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:09 pm

Ran this on Saturday at a pretty solid mid level. 3 WW canoes and 2 trad canoes.

Sadly my WW canoe sustained some damage during the run.

Something sharp punch into the hull, peeling back the outer layer of Royalex and cracking the hull.

We're not sure exactly where it happened but we noticed it during the portage around Dolanog Weir. I think it probably happened when I clattered the rocks on river left under the bridge at Dolanog. The rocks seemed pretty well covered as you pass under the bridge but the flow is fast and I got pushed more river left than I intended and bounced off quite hard.

Sad that my boat got hurt but glad it wasn't me. Wouldn't want to swim into that particular hazard whatever it was.

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Re: River Vyrnwy - Pont Logel to Pontrobert

Post by Muppetmoves » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:09 am

We paddled this on 6/10/19

First G2 rapid after the put in was very tree strewn but an easy spot and Portage.
Somewhere after the Gorge section below Dolanog there was a tree right across the river, just above a ledge with a nice left running slot.
Sneak routes possible both sides, but not much in the way of eddies above to keep less able paddlers safe while you sort it out

Beware if paddling in high levels.

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