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Wednesday, 18 November 2015

A Day on the Lune

Looking back through my canoeing log book revealed that it was November 2003 when I last paddled on the River Lune. On that occasion myself, Paul Richardson and Graham Simpson accessed the river at Tebay in open canoes and paddled the section down to Beckfoot in torrential rain on a rapidly rising river. My recollection of the day was that we got on immediately below a waterfall and paddled a fairly continuous stretch of grade 2/2+ water as three solo paddlers. No pictures, just memories of a good day out.

Fast forward a full twelve years and a group of us got on the same river, this time at Beckfoot and paddled down to the Rawthey confluence in kayaks. The level this time was low and made for a technical paddle on this grade 2 and 3 section of the river. Of particular interest were the gorges & the two weirs which are towards the end of the trip, the second (Stangerthwaite Weir) was of particular interest I've never ran one quite like this before. We didn't stop often for photos as such those below are all from the "strid" section.





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