Bradford and Bingley Canoe Club
Bradford and Bingley Canoe Club

River level at Wagon Lane


Check the weather for




as that's where our water comes from

River Level

Environment Agency level reader at


Cottingley Bridge


shows whether it's rising or dropping

What level are you happy on? What pushes you?

Levels at the Cottingley Bridge Gauge and what we notice:


2.62    Clubhouse dry limit (Feb 2020 flood peak).

2.00    Flood alert. Clear car park.

1.80    BANK FULL Gate wires at neck level.

1.60    Very fast with trailing poles and tree branches creating strainers.

1.30    Washed out. Gates trailing. Max for useable river.

1.20    If gates set high before water rises, great. Fast and swirling. Not for beginners.

0.90    Rocks covered but eddies are all there. Swirly.

0.70    Fast flow and features. Level with landing stage.

0.60    Getting interesting.

0.47    Low summer level. Above the S Rock is paddle-clicking shallow.

0.40    Above the S Rock is hardly useable.

This flow-chart  below helps us plan who paddles with who and where to take you.


Our Coaches and Leaders need 48 hours notice so they can plan the session.

For Adults on Thu and Sun, the organiser is Rebecca and she needs 48 hours notice from you.

Colder weather is upon us and you need to be wearing proper gear.


Pool News

Upcominig session is on 20th January. They are mixed adults and juniors. Contact Jenny.

New pool risk assessment

We've updated the pool risk assessment and it's available to read or download here.

New skills links

We've added links to a podcast on decision making in adventure sports as well as a link to an on-line resource for pepping up your sessions. CLICK!

Our week's sessions

have changed!

New is Sunday mornings which, if there isn't a trip, is going to be two sessions for any age paddler. Focus on fun and technique. It depends what time you get up.

Winter kit

Colder weather is here and the river's coming up.

Check out what you should be wearing on the river.


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