GUIDE TO DEEPDALE BECK
NAME OF RIVER: Deepdale Beck
WHERE IS IT?: Dentdale, a tributary of the Dee.
PUT-INS/ TAKE-OUTS: Park at the waterfall where Deepdale lane crosses Gastack Beck - head to the river from here. The waterfall at the layby at gastack beck may be runnable if its big water - somewhere between 15 - 20ft.
Put in: 54.249929,-2.423102
Take Out: Dyke Hall Lane: 54.268222,-2.427405 or carry on into the Dee.
APPROX LENGTH: 2.5km
ACCESS HASSLES: None.
WATER LEVEL INDICATORS:Huge levels needed - roads will be starting to flood, though it should be obvious if its on.
GRADING: 3 (4+)
MAJOR HAZARDS/ FALLS: Trees and fences.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Fast flowing grade 1 and 2 leads to a bridge, which may require ducking under. A small bedrock fall follows shortly, and leads into boulder rapids in the trees. From here the amount of bedrock picks up, and shallow slides as well as boulder rapids make up the run. Further downstream the river enters a wooded area, and the hardest rapid on the run in a mini gorge. Inspection sensible, due to trees and undercuts. After this, the river continues on downstream through a series of mini bedrock gorges, with nice class 3 rapids, until the take out. Alternatively, carry on into the Dee.
OTHER NOTES: Be on the look out for trees, and fences in the river! Suspect geology means undercuts and syphons likely.
CONTRIBUTED BY: Alistair Gray