River Wharfe, both Upper and Lower, Sun 6th Oct

It’s time to dust off the big boats!!! This is the first trip of the season and is the much talked about Wharfe-Wharfe that has been in the making for over a year 🙂 The plan is to do both the Upper and Lower sections of the river Wharfe in a single run. This river includes Conistone Falls (a 1m river wide drop), Ghailstrills strid, Linton Falls (a grade 4 2m two-tier drop) and Appletreewick falls.

To make things easier, meet up is at the bridge over the river near Kilnsey (where we get in for the Upper Wharfe trips), drop off kit, take cars to the get out at Barden bridge and shuttle back in a couple of cars.

Meet up time is 9am.

This paddle is a long one and not for beginners – please make sure you bring along something to eat and drink as it is a long time on the water.

The last section, from Burnsall to Barden, is suitable for those who have experience of moving water – if you’d like to meet up with us at Burnsall for the lower section of the river (which is usually a whole trip of its own), please let me know and we can make arrangements.

If you plan to join the paddle, please let Tony know via email (tonythompson@pobox.com), on Facebook or via text to 07590 567652.

Trip is club members only. The trip can only take place if water levels are sufficient so please ensure you let the organiser know you are coming in case plans change.