NT8708 : First main rapid on the Upper Coquet

taken 15 years ago, near to Shillmoor, Northumberland, Great Britain

First main rapid on the Upper Coquet
First main rapid on the Upper Coquet
About a mile and a half below NT8610 : The put-in for the Upper Coquet, the road crosses from right to left bank. Just over two hundred metres below that, this short series of rapids is the first significant obstacle met on the descent of the river. Behind the kayaker just seal launching in the background after a bank inspection, is a little drop with an awkward shallow approach from behind the outcrop river left. The main drop, seen here on a Swaledale Outdoor Club meet when we had quite a nice level, has a tendency to kick river right in the little stopper, especially at lower levels when it is quite narrow and the paddler doesn't have so much speed to boof.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 8 December, 2002   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 4 March, 2009
Category
Canoes and canoeing   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 8726 0814 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:22.0253N 2:12.1526W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 8728 0814
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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