Canoeing Videos

Upper Swale at 0.65m 2014-04-06

Posted by Andy Waddington on 2014-05-19

Our second river of the day. Having already been over to Sedbergh with a view to paddling the Rawthey, we ended up on a falling Lower Clough before heading back to Swaledale to be pleasantly surprised to find the Park Bridge gauge still reading 0.65m - a fairly unintimidating level for Alex's first run. I'd only run this in my old H2 before (now split) and have only done a few trips in the Stomper (previously Michael's boat), so it was an interesting comparison. Michael has a new Tuna, and this was about his third day out in it, so also a new experience for him.

Lower Clough - low water 2014-04-06

Posted by Andy Waddington on 2014-05-19

Water levels were lower than we'd hoped - the plan had been to paddle the Rawthey, but as the rain had stopped, this was already dropping off. The lower Clough, however, still had enough water to cover the indicator rocks at the put-in, so we went for it whilst there was still water. The level proved to be quite adequate, though by no means pushy...

Old school boating on the Upper Tees

Posted by Andy Waddington on 2014-05-19

With the inaugural Upper Tees Creek race coming up, everyone was out trying to run fast lines, despite lowish water (0.65m on the Middleton gauge). My H2 had finally run out of hull plastic, so I'd temporarily reverted to my 18-year old Perception Pirouette (at 3.4m long, this was "the ultimate playboat" in 1995) which made for an interesting run...

Ditches Compilation

Posted by Andy Waddington on 2013-12-13

A compilation of paddling on minor tributaries to our local rivers, the Tees, Wharfe and Swale. We feature Little Eggleshope Beck, Eggleston Burn, Bowlees Beck, Hudeshope Beck, Green Field Beck, Oughtershaw Beck, Stonesdale Beck and Whitsundale Beck.

Lower Ötz in Low Water

Posted by Andy Waddington on 2013-12-13

Having reccied and run away from higher water a week earlier, this was a comparatively relaxed level for our first run of this classic Austrian river, renowned for its speed (gear washes downstream faster than you can run) and the potentially terminal Brunau Weir. Despite hitting plenty of eddies, we took no more than 32 minutes for the eight kilometres down to the take-out above Brunau and were probably even quicker after that as we grabbed fewer eddies once downstream of it.