Joe Alexander running low force in high levels:

...and also the bonus drop on river left:


Simon from York Canoe Club shows that OC1s can go where kayaks go!

Photomontage of the river left route on Low Force, from Matt Corke. Paddler is Adam Lambert.

Following four shots show the upper drop above Low Force.

It's all gone horribly wrong in the last shot. Photos from Mark Benson.

Owen Jackson (of Leeds Uni kayak club), pic from Andy Keen

Pic by Paul Mayfield, paddler Wayne Scott

The gnarlier lefthand route on the main fall.

The small horseshoe fall above Low Force, on this occasion in low water the swimmer came out easily, however the Microbat stayed in for some while. Picture Bob Evans.

Low Force, medium water, Bob Evans takes his usual approach.

Photo shows very low water. Supplied by The Poly.

Photo shows high water Robert Evans.

The high water option after Low Force, Bob Evans.

One of the small rapids after Low Force, medium water, paddler Graham Cranston, picture Bob Evans.

Low force is most commonly run on the river right fall which is straight forward drop. If you are looking for more of a challenge in low water, the river left fall offers a drop at a grade harder and seems to go well if you get the correct line. At very high water, when the central rocks are covered, the left side is apparently easier as the stopper beneath is smaller...

The river left fall at Low force in low water, paddler Bob Evans, pictures Michael Evans.

First small fall before Salmon Leap, low water. Paddler Bob Evans, picture Michael Evans.

A small technical section just before Low Force in low water, paddler Bob Evans, picture Michael Evans.

The first small drop after Low Force in low water. Paddler Bob Evans, picture Michael Evans.

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