SE2299 : Catterick Bridge playwave

taken 10 years ago, near to Catterick Bridge, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Catterick Bridge playwave
Catterick Bridge playwave
Heavy rainfall had brought the River Swale up from low summer levels to the point where the playwave would have been worth visiting in a kayak. The river left (nearer) arch has a friendly wave with excellent eddy service, but some pig wire fencing on the bank side to watch out for. The majority of the flow goes under the centre arch, which has a wide and (at this level) fairly meaty wave with excellent entertainment potential. At the level shown, only a tiny flow goes under the right (far) arch. The bridge carries the A6136, which has very limited parking (double yellow lines) owing to the chaos caused by parked cars on race days at Catterick racecourse, just the far side of the bridge. Some of the racecourse parking appears to be available when there is no event, giving access river right above the bridge. Exit river left to where the photographer was standing and go through a small wicket gate onto the road.
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SE2299, 39 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 29 April, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 1 May, 2009
Category
Bridge   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2273 9937 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:23.3587N 1:39.0889W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2273 9939
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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