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GUIDE TO LITTLE EGGLESHOPE BECK

NAME OF RIVER: Little Eggleshope Beck.

WHERE IS IT?:Teesdale, It feeds Egglestone Burn which in turn is a tributary of the Tees.

PUT-INS/ TAKE-OUTS: Follow B 6278 out of Eggleston, Egglestone Burn comes into view on your left, continue to where minor road crosses Egglestone Burn, this is the suggested get in for Egglestone Burn and the end of Little Eggleshope Beck. Continue upstream to the get in, the road follows the beck for about 1 km, after this the beck leaves the road, NY994306. Get in here or walk up further.

LENGTH: 1 km.

TIME: 10 minutes (there are no eddies!).

ACCESS: Unknown.

WATER LEVELS: Very much a spate run,needs lots of recent rain and it needs to be bank full to make it worthwhile.

GRADING: Grade 3.

MAJOR HAZARDS: None.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: This is a true ditch, fairly steep, very narrow, and loads of fun. It scarcely gets any wider than a boat's width all the way down with no eddies. There are a few tight bends and minor rapids to keep you interested.

Pictures of Eggleshope Beck.

OTHER NOTES: This makes a nice warm up to Egglestone Burn which it flows into. We caught it bank full on 10/3/02, at this level Egglestone Burn is a G 4+ blast.

CONTRIBUTED BY: Bob Evans.