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This is to do with the stretch above Woolverton to Freshford, downstream of Lullington Creamery.

Recent work carried out to Lullington weir will impact on paddlers in low water conditions. There is now a concrete sill along the bottom of the weir

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and with steel reinforcing pins sticking out.

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Hi,
Any ideas on water levels for a RIVER FROME (Woolverton to Freshbrook) trip this weekend?

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Its VERY low, you'll be walking down a couple of sections and the weirs will have little water. Zoom Flume will be very rocky at the bottom.

http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/ho ... ionId=3049

We are also losing the water and weir streams to Hydro. Tellisford (Langham), Lullington, now latest is Iford ...

http://fromecanoeclub.proboards.com/ind ... thread=138

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Thanks Andy

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RIVER FROME (Woolverton to Freshbrook)

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Did the Woolverton to Freshford trip today & suffered no end of grief from fishermen along the way (yes I know about the strained "access agreement" for this river before anyones pipes up). The anglers clearly consider this river to be their own. Some were nice & polite - most were not!

The level was on 0.5mtr & was too low in reality, would recommend 1mtr min to be on a good runnable level. The prospect of holing your boat will see you walking round a good many weirs in all but high flow due to the spikes & concrete ledges built in. Also a good deal of wood in the river, perhaps left in by the land owners to deter boaters? Any how, these would be a hazard in good high flow. The Zume Flume was fun as always but going over on the sharp rocks underneath in that level would be likely to be nasty.

The pub at Freshford were fully onside for parking in their car park as long as you partake in a drink or two, fair one.

All in all, a good river spoilt by the serious attitude of the fishermen, unwilling to share the natural environment....again.

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thought it would be interesting to see how the zoom flume looked in flood (1.75) today, very scary is the answer, as i was on my own i did not think it was very sensible to try it, but i would say at least a level 2 probably a level 3, on a stretch of the River Frome!

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Landowner at A36 bridge (Woolverton put in) asked that paddlers phone them beforehand to let them know, as they had a nasty incident where horse was scared by kayaks a few years ago. No problem crossing their field (downstream river right). 01373 830 261
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