GUIDE TO THE RIVER BALDER
NAME OF RIVER: Balder.
WHERE IS IT?: Tributary of the Tees.
APPROX LENGTH: 6 km.
TIME NEEDED: Quite a long time. Tree portages.
ACCESS HASSLES: You are not supposed to paddle down the dam. Very remote. Apparently otters have been spotted.
WATER LEVEL INDICATORS: Needs loads of rain. Tree hazard severe in high water making trip dangerous.
MAJOR HAZARDS/ FALLS: Trees. One fall Grade 4 possibly, but visible from road.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Tree infested ditch!
OTHER NOTES: Paddled for completeness by river baggers! See also Nick Doll's North East River Guide book.
CONTRIBUTED BY: Nick Mawer aka Chaucer based on a trip in 1991 with Andy Gilbert (Lancs Poly CC) and Paul Kuiken (Teesside Poly CC).