Tuesday, 22 March 2016

River Eden - Lazonby to Armathwaite - 20th March 2016

Annual Macclesfield Canoe Club jaunt down the River Eden. 14 club members set off in the sunshine with the river at an unusually low level for this time of year.

The low level meant that many of the rapids were trickier to pick the way through, but it also meant that some waves and features were present that would have normally been washed out.

The final obstacle is the weir at Armathwaite. We normally shoot this river left, down a rocky ramp but the normally fierce drop on the right hand side was somewhat tamer than usual, so half a dozen of us opted to go down this way. I managed to get down unscathed, but a couple of our group were nearly backward looped in the hole and ended up swimming. Fine entertainment for the walkers watching from the bank.

Me shooting the weir - photo credit Alan Tonge

1 comment:

Lene Gjelsvik said...

WOW! What a spring feeling! Looks like great fun!