Bradford and Bingley Canoe Club
Bradford and Bingley Canoe Club

Go Paddling Toolkit: Where?

TEES BARRAGE

 

Just off the A19. An artificial course which is Div 1 and Prem level water. Opening times vary. Pay to paddle all day. It's a grand day out and a shortish drive.

BURRS

 

Bury. A mile of G2 then paddle back up on a canal! A WWR course and fun weir. It's nice in lowish levels and there's a cafe. Path on the side and parking.

CRAKE

 

Good at 0.55 at Nibthwaite. 0.4 is the lowest to bother but good for beginners. 0.7 and it's fast and in the trees. Holds its level for a few days.

WASHBURN

 

Local dam releases. Map below. Fast, little and £10 for adults to paddle. Park and play or run the whole river at G2/3. See below to plan your trip.

LUNE

 

Killington 0.5 with no rain falling gives a long Grade 1/2 cruise to Devils from Rawthay Confluence, great for Opens, novices and a leisurely cruise.

SALTBURN

 

Our favourite North-East coast surf spot with chip shop, beach and car-park. Check the surf forecast before you go. About 1.5 hrs drive away: take a map.

HALTON RAPIDS

 

Canoe England NW site. Facilities just outside Lancaster. Check access first as they share the river with fishing friends and the level changes quickly.

SLENINGFORD

 

Park and paddle or use as the end of a Ure cruise: great facilities with a tiny charge to park. A long stretch of G2/3 and gets big after rain:

The Slenbezi!

TRYWERYN

 

Dam release river outside Bala. Spot on Grade 3/4 paddling do-able in a day on a tank of fuel. Camping etc. Pay and play. 

A few releases a week.

RIVER LEVELS

 

Rainchasers is a paddlers' guide to river levels. Verify with Environment Agency data though! Your own judgement has to come into any decision to paddle.

WASHBURN

 

 

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 chunker and a Prem race used to be held here. There is a footpath bank-side all the way down.

 

It'sa beautiful place to paddle and meeting place for paddling friends.

 

Where is Sleningford?

EVENTS

Thursday 23rd August

Club night!                             Judith

Thursday 30th August

Club night                              Judith

Pies                                      Wendy

Thursday 6th September

Club night!                             Judith

Tuesday 11th September

Pool session! Yay, warm blue water.                                                  Cath

Thursday 13th September

Club night!                             Judith

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