Green Field Beck

North of the Trent drainage, flowing to the North Sea
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Re: GREEN FIELD BECK (Source to Beckermonds)

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Paddled this today for the first time, parking at the forestry track mentioned in the guide. There's a gate just above this saying the road is private from there on. Gauge at Kettlewell was ~1.25m, Upper Wharfe at a medium level, some local flooding...
Great blast - started off a bit scrapy but got better. One fence to portage, just round the corner from this was the only major fall, either a river-left boof, or river right bounce - fall about 1.5m. One strand of wire further on which could be limboed, two fences washed away which maybe back next time.
A great warm up for the Upper Wharfe.
The other trib (Oughtershaw) had some water coming down it, but probably not enough to run.
Cray Gill might have been just runnable, but not by our group! Anyone done it and want to write up a guide?
Done any NE/NW rivers not on the site? PM me!

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Re: GREEN FIELD BECK (Source to Beckermonds)

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It's only taken a year, but here's the video of the trip Jim mentioned last December - showing all Greenfield Beck and the Upper Wharfe. I've been back since and found Oughtershaw Beck high enough to paddle while Greenfield Beck was low - unfortunately this was an evening trip so we didn't have enough daylight to do Oughtershaw - just five minutes on the excellent wave just at the bottom.


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