GUIDE TO OSMOND CROFT BECK

NAME OF RIVER: I call this Osmond Croft Beck, because it flows past an Osmond Croft on the OS map and seems to have no other name.

WHERE IS IT?: In Teesdale! It's a minute tributary of the River Tees.

PUT-INS/ TAKE-OUTS:NZ136156, see below. The best access to this is from the River Tees itself.

APPROX LENGTH: Only 20 metres!

TIME NEEDED: Seconds, presumably.

ACCESS HASSLES: Unknown.

WATER LEVEL INDICATORS: Unknown.

GRADING: 4.

MAJOR HAZARDS/ FALLS: Unknown.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Osmond Croft Beck is a very short tributary of the Tees, river left, 0.25 miles before Winston Bridge. Not many people will have noticed this or thought it worth doing! Length 20 metres, grade 4, two drops. First 2.5 metres vertical drop with a dry landing, ouch! Secondly, a 3 metre slide back into the Tees. If you are into "one off stunts" and smashing your boat up this is worthwhile. Has any one else done this drop?

CONTRIBUTED BY: Bob Evans.


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