Backbarrow bridge fall

  • Description

    "This intimidating rapid is given grade 4 in most guides, but grade "F" in "Rivers of Cumbria" meaning that more bottle than technique is required. In fact, at this low water level, technique does count, with the aim being to hit the main tongue in the centre, heading left to bounce off the rock hidden under the whitewater, or, as Jim is doing here, to avoid the rock on its right, boofing through the spray to avoid being backlooped in the hole. Anywhere in between those two courses tends to result in a capsize, but the pool below leaves plenty of time to roll up and will flush boats and swimmers through." Photo by Andy Waddington, 2009.
  • Owner

    Andy Waddington
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 2 years ago
    Viewed: 169 times
    Picture Taken: 2009-03-29
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