Lower Wharfe paddle, 25th Nov

Following the success of the last Lower Wharfe paddle, the plan for Sunday 25th Nov is to once again paddle the lower section of the River Wharfe from Burnsall/Hebden to Barden Tower. This will give members who missed out on this great river another opportunity to paddle it.

The river is a mainly grade 2 section with a small stretch of 3 at Appletreewick (which can be walked around) and is suitable for most when the river is at reasonable levels. The plan is to meet at 9:30am at Barden Bridge in the lay-by on the far side of the river. Go past the Tower car park and take the next right down the hill and follow the road over the bridge.

It is IMPORTANT that people let me know that they plan on attending so we can collate names and organise enough competent people for safety and leadership on the river. Additionally, if the trip is cancelled or moved due to water levels, you’ll save yourself a lot of time and trouble.

Closest water level gauge (level should ideally be below 0.4m for a steady beginners paddle)

You can view a webcam of the river at Burnsall here: Webcam for river level at Burnsall

Note that this trip is only open to WYCC members. You will also need to take your own gear or transport club gear yourselves.

Please confirm your attendance via email to tonythompson@pobox.com or post a reply on this page.