NZ0312 : Rutherford Gauging Weir

taken 9 years ago, near to Boldron, County Durham, Great Britain

Rutherford Gauging Weir
Rutherford Gauging Weir
The River Greta is a classic grade 3-4 descent which needs a lot of rain. Starting from Gilmonby, the river is relatively easy to this point, where the weir provides an obstacle, especially if, as is often the case, trees have washed down and become wedged on the concrete walls. This marks a change in the character of the river, which definitely steps up a gear and becomes harder and much more continuous. The safest line on the weir, if the level is not too high, is down the left channel then cutting back right as taken here by Claire Taylor on a Swaledale Outdoor Club trip. With more water, a more direct route out of the left edge of this photo becomes the better option. Alternatively, a portage is possible either side, but easier on the left (north) bank.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 18 January, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 9 March, 2009
Category
Weir   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0336 1219 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:30.3009N 1:56.9774W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 03372 12196
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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