SD3584 : Backbarrow bridge fall

taken 13 years ago, near to Backbarrow, Cumbria, Great Britain

Backbarrow bridge fall
Backbarrow bridge fall
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.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 29 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Sunday, 29 March, 2009
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 355 849 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:15.3581N 2:59.4199W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 355 849
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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