Category: Intermediate

Dart

NEWBRIDGE (SX712708). Between Newbridge and Holne Bridge the Dart makes a large loop just over three miles long which gives this section its common name. It is a good grade 3 at normal winter levels. Numerous natural drops together with some remoteness mean that this section is not suitable for novices. Access at Newbridge is…
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Dee

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…
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Leven

A short (6 minutes) section of whitewater fed by Windermere in the Lake District. A series of drops and rapids. This was the site of the “Leven Test” a time trial where the results were adjusted for weather and water conditions. Competitors would be awarded Gold, Silver or Bronze “Dipper” badges depending on their adjusted…
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North Tyne

A favourite for introduction to wildwater racing and more experienced paddlers. A classic race with a number of easier rapids in the early sections, followed by the more difficult gorge section to finish. Often twinned with the Tees as part of the Tour de North.

Pinkston WW Course

A short artificial course, suitable for beginners and intermediates.

Taff

Great intermediates race in south Wales. Higher water levels give good wave chains.

Trent (HPP Whitewater Course)

An artificial whitewater course on the Trent at Nottingham. A sprint course and ausefule resource for whitewater paddling in the summer months when natural whitewater is scarce in the country. The bottom “Daleks” section is suitable for beginners, the main course is suitable for intermediate paddlers. Risk of injury and boat damage is low in…
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Tryweryn

The Tryweryn is a great resource for Wildwater racing as it is one of the very few quality rivers that are available through the summer period. The upper site and lower (usually referred to middle section) part of the river are very different in character. The top site is steep, quality international standard water, below…
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Washburn

A short classic race with small chop all the way down the course, great fun and deceptively tricky to get really clean lines. There are three main features; a small straightforward drop, the main weir feature as seen in the image above and the final broken weir section approx 200m below the main weir. There…
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Wye

Whilst the Wye is not used any more for racing (there used to be a popular descent race in the autumn), it is a good piece of training water. The long training run section is from Builth Wells to Boughrood. Park in the pay and display car park in Builth, egress is on river right…
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