Prizet Bridge gorge, River Kent

  • Description

    "A line slightly left of centre on the entry tongue to this rapid, which tends to kick the paddler sharply to the right, is usually best to avoid hitting the rock projection seen just behind Michael in this shot looking downstream towards the bridge. This was taken with the river showing 0.47m on the Environment Agency gauge ( http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/riverlevels/120709.aspx?stationId=5126 ) at Sedgwick Weir [[1204509]], which is quite a low level, though the river goes at even lower levels, making it a good choice when it rains in summer. The rapid is easy to inspect by landing river right, behind the photographer, and the rock ledges offer a place to stand and provide safety cover, if needed. It's not the easiest place to put back in if choosing to portage, as the gorge continues with rocky sides for some distance beyond the bridge. This is the first significant rapid on the river, if paddling the section from Kendal down to the A65 bridge, and anyone who feels the need to portage this one might perhaps be better to get off to the road, as the worthwhile rapids beyond are successively harder." Photo by Andy Waddington, 2010.
  • Owner

    Andy Waddington
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2139768
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 2 months ago
    Viewed: 29 times
    Picture Taken: 2010-10-10
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