Whitewater – Upper Wye Report

Just a brief report on the Wales whitewater trip that took place a couple of weeks ago.  This was very well attended with everyone meeting up at Rhayader on Saturday mid-morning to examine the river state.  As the river level was very high, we decided to paddle down from Rhayader to Builth Wells.   There were a few big wave trains to overcome in the fast flowing river, but overall, most obstacles were easily overcome without incident.

We all stayed over at Baskerville Hall, a popular stay for us given the good food, facilities and on-site bar!!!

Next day we decided to return to Rhayader and paddled the upper section, back down to Rhayader – the river level had dropped markedly which enabled the whole group to navigate this section more confidently.  There were a couple of spills, but again a great day’s paddling ensued.

Many thanks to Kevin for organising, for the drivers and also for everyone for watching out and helping each other.

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Below are a couple of videos made up from excerpts from several webcams that a few people were using on the trip


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