On Wednesday 21st December we are planning a trip to the River Tryweryn in Wales. We are planning on paddling down from the White Water Centre down to Bala, it is a grade 2/3 with sections of grade 3. You can portage the final drop if you wish. For those who want to, you can paddle the White Water Centre, this is a Grade 3/4 Dam Release course.
We need around 5 paddlers who are intermediate standard to paddle the trip down to Bala. Also a minimum of 2 cars are needed due to the shuttle between the course and Bala.
If we can’t get 2 cars, we are paddling Tees Barrage WWC. This course is a great place to practice white water skills, but again, due to its nature you need to be confident on white water.
If you are interested contact Russ Johnson.
We will decide the river on Tuesday and it is currently subject to releases at the centres.
Update: Perhaps the River Dee may also be a possibility (grade 2/3)…
Please note that Pontefract Baths will be open as usual on Thurs 22nd Dec but closed on Thurs 29th Dec.
Batley baths will be open as usual on the 23rd and 3oth December. Hopefully we will see you there.
The next club river trip is the River Irwell on Sun, 18 December, 09:00 – 15:30. Meet at Nuttall Country Park, Ramsbottom at 9am. This is a grade 2/3 run.
Link to Map
Please ensure you let Richard Cooke or Paul Atkins know if you will be attending.
This is very important due to current high water levels and to ensure there is enough safety cover.
Here’s a video to get you in the mood
Club members attended an intermediate paddle on the River Tees on the 4th Dec. The day was an overwhelming success and enjoyed by everyone who came along, even the lone swimmer…
Gordon Carey has provided a few pictures from the day. Further pictures can be seen on the club Facebook page.
A video of Abbey Rapids is viewable on the WYCC YouTube page, being paddled by club members Richard, Paul and Matthew.
Here’s a taster:
You can follow what the club are doing, including any videos and pictures, by checking out the WYCC Facebook page.
This coming saturday will see another trip to Sowerby Bridge to play on the slalom course again. Meeting point is the car park on the right hand side, just over the bridge crossing the river – the same place as the last trip.