GUIDE TO GLENGABER BURN

NAME OF RIVER: Glengaber Burn.

WHERE IS IT?: Scottish Borders, flowing into the river Megget.

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PUT-INS/ TAKE-OUTS: Carry up the burn side until an obvious flattening about 40 meters above the fall. Take out or rather be taken out after the last rapid before the sheep gate.

APPROX LENGTH: 200 metres.

TIME NEEDED:

ACCESS HASSLES: This burn flows right next to the farmers house so walk up on the opposite side from the house (this is the best side to walk up anyways). No other problems as far as I know.

WATER LEVEL INDICATORS: This burn needs a bit of rain but not too much as it becomes impossible to take out before the sheep gate. Walk up and see for yourself when you get there.

GRADING: 4.

MAJOR HAZARDS/ FALLS: Mind the sheep fence.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Get on at the top and off at the bottom, there is no stopping on this one!! It has a small fall (about 1/1.5 meters) and is totally continuous in anything other than low/scrape flows. It is important to have someone on standby to grab you before the hit the sheep gate!! This run is very shallow and not for the swimming type. At high levels this burn becomes a raging torrent and is best avoided.

OTHER NOTES: This burn makes a nice warm up before paddling the Megget, it is right at the get in and takes hardly any time to paddle.

CONTRIBUTED BY: Douglas Rae Selkirk CC http://www.levy-scot.co.uk/

 

 

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