SOC on the Trails of Northumberland

Posted by Sarah Bridge on 2012-03-22

The Swaledale Outdoor Club ride the trails around Alwinton and Rothbury, March 2012.

Upper Swale at 1m on the Park Bridge Gauge

Posted by Andy Waddington on 2011-12-29

Most Upper Swale photos and videos show only the waterfalls and drops - this one aims to present an idea of the whole river including the bits that Nick Doll's guidebook suggest make a perfectly tame grade 3 paddle simply by portaging the big drops. I don't recommend the Upper Swale as a grade 3 paddle, though - a lot of the portages are quite difficult and your confidence can be seriously undermined by the thought of swimming towards some of the big drops!

Porcupine Rim Trail in Moab Oct 2011

Posted by Sarah Bridge on 2011-11-29

Alan and Sarah on Porcupine Rim Trail in Moab, October 2011.

SOC Hits the Trails in Calderdale

Posted by Sarah Bridge on 2011-11-29

Swaledale Outdoor Club hits the trails of Calderdale in November 2011!

Two Trips on the Nith

Posted by Andy Waddington on 2011-10-21

The Nith is a fine intermediate whitewater paddle. The footage featured here was taken on two trips with mostly the same paddlers, one in March 2011 (trees bare, sky overcast) and one in October (autumn colours, brighter, and about a foot more water at the Drumlanrig Bridge gauge). The video tries to give a fair picture of the level of difficulty at these medium levels.