Upper Tees, 2nd Dec

A paddle of the Upper Tees is planned for Sunday 2nd Dec.

This is a mainly grade 2 paddle with some more technically challenging sections and two major grade 3/4 features, the S-bend (or Dogleg) and Low Force (a 10-foot drop over a waterfall). The trip is definitely not for beginners however all the big features can be walked if you don’t fancy running a particular one.

The put in point is just off the B6277 outside Middleton-in-Teesdale.

The plan is to meet at the bacon butty bar at Scotch Corner at 9:30am.

It is IMPORTANT that people let me know that they plan to attend so I 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. The paddle will only take place if there is sufficient numbers of competent paddlers which is why we need an indication of who’s going as soon as possible please.

Water level gauge should be around 0.5-0.7, lower and it’s scrapey, higher and it can become a tad more challenging – 0.6 is ideal.

You will need to take your own gear or transport club gear yourselves.

Please confirm your attendance via text or email asap to me at tonythompson@pobox.com or post a reply on this page on the website.

A few pics from the last trip