GUIDE TO THE RIVER TWISS
NAME OF RIVER: Twiss.
WHERE IS IT?: Ingleton, just off the A65. Map.
PUT-INS/ TAKE-OUTS: Get off is the car park for the Ingleton Waterfall walk, just follow all the old biddies on a sunday and you can't miss it.
To put in either walk up the track with your boat or head right out of the carpark and right again at the first road up the hill. Stop when you come across the river on your right about 3 miles later. You might have to walk the first bit of the river.
APPROX LENGTH: 2 km.
TIME NEEDED: 2-4 hours.
ACCESS HASSLES: No idea, the old biddies on their sunday walk seem to find it amusing.
WATER LEVEL INDICATORS: Very low, if you can float your boat at the get in, the eddies above Thornton Force may be a little sketchy.
GRADING: Do you feel lucky?
MAJOR HAZARDS/ FALLS: Lots.
Thornton Force, big fall into shallow pool.
Near the end of the run the water disappears under rocks in parts.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Steep, loads of drops, of which about half go really nice, and some others which don't.
Pecca Falls...really sweet.
OTHER NOTES: I think the middle km drops some 100-150m. Likely to gather a large crowd on a nice day.
River Doe next door might also be a goer.
CONTRIBUTED BY: Nick Clendon.
chris jackson + mike hatton
This man is the land owner for the ingleton waterfalls walk pathway and said he is aware that the river is run fairly regularily he said we were free to carry on and paddle and to use the footpath and provide a spectacle for the walkers. The intresting bit is that a company "High Active?" will be organising events with safety cover to run the river and the Health and safety representative for the company has paddled the river. The Owner was polite and intrested in what we were doing which makes a change. Although the staff at the waterfalls car park will inform you that paddling the river isn't permitted.
We paddled from Holybrush spout down to the the fall just after pecca falls twin possibly about 15-20ft. After this there is the lower pecca falls which falls into a deep gorge with trees and what looks like a big boulder choke looked to be a definate portage! The twiss does require a bit of water to be worthwhile.
Park where the waterfall walk crosses the road and head south down hill for the Doe and north accross the moor for the Twiss. No huts or wardens this way.
"Steven Spencer, 23/02/08" wrote:We went to look at this river today, the guy in the hut at the waterfall walk car park wouldn't allow access because "their insurance doesn't cover kayaking as it is too dangerous", I don't know however if there is a bcu agreement in place.