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Post by andy »

Lowther Forestry told us we didn't have permission to paddle the river a few weeks ago. I politely told the guy that I would paddle without his consent. He said 'Lowther Estates owns all this river and paddling is not allowed'. I suggested that access in Askham and Egress at Brougham Castle was not in the areas he stated.

I suggested that should he wish to take it further then a formal summons for tresspass was the way forward.

We agreed to disagree and he continued butchering trees.

Best advice....be discreet, be polite but firm if confronted.
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Jay Oram (UCUM), 05/12/07 wrote:Paddled the Lowther in spate today
(5/12/07) the first rapid after the bridge at askham has a large tree
blocking 3/4's of the river right passage, can be paddled on the far left
of this way but it is much easier to paddle the left hand line. All the
rapids on the river can from then on be paddled with no problems, follow the
left hand line on all the rapids until the railway bridge then go right.
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Post by kmac »

Paddled this today 30/1/15 at 1.1 on the gauge (low).
Surprisingly good cruise but technical to avoid rocks in low water. Lots of overhanging trees in places needing to be navigated around but no major blockages.
There is a thick wire/cable and tree in the river near the get-on just around the first left bend. No bother at this level but any lower is may cause issues and tree is likely to drag cable further in more high water.
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Post by Markkc »

Great paddle, after the A6 road Bridge several trees are in the river, the most notable at grid reference (NY526 286). In low to medium flow this tree covered over half the river's width.
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