River Dee is one of the classic WWR division A races, the Serpents Tail and Town falls being the highlights.
Downstream of the put in waves take you under a road bridge and past the Chain Bridge Hotel towards the famous Serpent’s Tail. In high water the approach to this is impressive, with ‘play’ stoppers and big surf waves all over the place. The Serpent’s Tail itself is perfectly named, with all the water disappearing into a narrow channel on river right.
The middle section (from below serpents tail to above town falls) is suitable for entry level paddling at low water levels. The Dee can get very continental in nature in high water with big wave chains and stoppers throughout the course.