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.

Landeck Gorge, Summer 2013

Posted by Andy Waddington on 2013-12-13

A compilation of headcam footage from two runs of the Landeck Gorge on August 2nd and 8th. Visible paddlers include Andy, Sarah and Michael Waddington, Dave Peel, Anthony Stewart, Niki Norman, Nicky Ball.

SOC in North Wales

Posted by Sarah Bridge on 2013-09-08

Swaledale Outdoor Club ride Antur Stiniog and the Ogwen Valley.