NY9038 : Rapid below Westgate bridge

taken 12 years ago, near to Westgate, County Durham, Great Britain

Rapid below Westgate bridge
Rapid below Westgate bridge
In any but the very highest flows, the River Wear is paddled through the right arch of Westgate bridge, and the current then sets against the right hand bank, so paddlers need to ferry back into the middle of the river to take this little drop somewhere in the centre. After this, the river relaxes a little, with nothing more than shingle rapids for some distance.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 8 November, 2009   (more nearby)
Monday, 9 November, 2009
Rapids   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 9094 3804 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:44.2350N 2:8.5339W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 90947 38058
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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