North of the Trent drainage, flowing to the North Sea
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richie durham pyrates wrote:ran rookhope burn on sat 20th jan 2007

this is in n.e. england runs in to river wier near stanhope

ran at low water and scraped around some trees. these may be a problem at hi water you can see them comming

but dont get on if you can not paddle a g4 creek
This was submitted on 21/01/07, please post below if you have any more recent info on the tree hazards.
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Don't know how much, if at all, this trib will be affected but plans for a hydro-electric system on Rookhope Burn have been given planning permission.

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Would be a real shame if water is taken out of the drops at the bottom of this run. Had a quick run down in high water on Monday night and it really is a quality run at this level. For anyone who doesn't know the run, it sounds like the scheme will affect at the very least the big drop, and probably the ones just below and above it. Sounds like it's only going to affect a couple hundred metres at the most but this bit is basically the reason you would run the river, other than that it is just another pleasant grade 3.

On the plus side, no trees at the moment, so go get on it while you can!

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