GUIDE TO GRASSGUARDS GILL
NAME OF RIVER: Grassguards Gill
WHERE IS IT?: Trib of the Upper Duddon, comes in river right between Troutal Falls and Wallowbarrow gorge at SD228976.
PUT-INS/ TAKE-OUTS: Only do as an excusion whilst running the Upper Duddon. Get out when you see the confluence and walk up stream as far as you think will be worth it.
APPROX LENGTH: 200-500m depending on how far up you go.
TIME NEEDED: 15mins.
ACCESS HASSLES: None known.
WATER LEVEL INDICATORS: Upper Duddon needs to be running at a good level for this to be on, so recent heavy rain needed.
MAJOR HAZARDS/ FALLS: Trees, trees and more trees.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: A short addition to the Upper Duddon, which has a few fun drops and slides. Usually suffers from having far too many trees in it, but worth a quick look if you want to add another river to your Upper Duddon run. There was just enough room to duck the footbridge before the confluence with the Duddon when we ran it, but be prepared to grab the last eddy if running in very high water!
OTHER NOTES:Tarn Beck is another, better addition to an Upper Duddon run in the same valley.
CONTRIBUTED BY: Jim Pullen.