The Washburn is a swift river running between two dams. Water is released on a schedule to suit paddlers. It's controlled and reliable.
Facilities include car parking, toilets and often a shuttle and catering on release days. There's a £10 charge for the day.
The water is generally cold and warm gear even in summer is a good idea.
The top section is quick and interesting and is the site of Div 2 and 1 slaloms. Further down, the river becomes chunkier and a Prem race used to be held here. There is a footpath bank-side all the way down.
It's a beautiful place to paddle and meeting place for paddling friends.
Sunday 24th October.
Our local run from far side of Bingley to the aquaduct. Check out the club calendar and get in touch with the organiser.
Club branded kit
Pies after Paddling
Last Thursday of the month.
This is what I know so far:
Homemade tray meat pies with chips and peas £4.50.
Vegan / gluten intolerant chips (no wheat flour, often dusted on commercial chips) & peas £2.
Orders to Wendy 48 hrs in advance
WhatsApp is used to organise some groups and activities.
Don't miss out!
Members can borrow boats and paddles. Talk to Paul Ford or James Taylor if you want to take some gear away on loan.