RIVER SOUTH TYNE (Garrigill to Alston)

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Archie Ruggles-Brise (Tyne Rivers Trust) wrote:The Tyne Access Agreement can be found at
http://www.tyneriverstrust.org/pages.ph ... atersports
Submitted on 29/01/07

This is interesting information. They have also kindly provided information on river levels so responsible kayakers & canoeists can choose when to paddle with due environmental responsibility.
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Near end of November there was a tree down almost right across river. It as washed against a foot bridge some way down from Garrigill. The bridge was just after the river did an s-bend: first to the right and then the left. This made it hidden from above. We ran river at 1.15 on Alston gauge. It might have been possible to sneak left or right but the main flow was pushing you into the centre and tree resting just at water level so we elected to walk round. There were more trees laying in the river just above this so these might also get washed down against the bridge. At this level it was just possible to carefully eddie hop above the unseen bridge to see round corner and exit before the blockage. At higher levels this might not be possible. The Environment Agency has been informed.

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HelloPlease note that the guide above was written years ago, for the whole of the South Tyne.Water Levels using the gauge at Alston;Tynehead to Garrigill 1m minGarrigll to Alston 0.6 minAlston to Slaggyford 0.5 min.The TREE by BLACKBURN BRIDGE (see Rachel T) is still there as it has been for several years and is not likely to move soon. It is difficult to see and to avoid. This is A MAJOR HAZARD.

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That tree was removed this summer 2013, and in nov 2013 the trip from Garrigill to Slaggyford had not additional problems

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