2009

NZ0615 : Abbey Mill

taken 14 years ago, near to Barnard Castle, County Durham, England

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Abbey Mill
Abbey Mill
The old mill buildings are now a private house and the leat below is very overgrown. Below the buildings is the start of Abbey Rapids, the hardest bit of paddling on the trip from Barnard Castle to Whorlton. The river starts wide, with the normal line right over river right in most water levels. At this level (very low for paddling), this is the only feasible line, although more options open up in high water. Immediately the rapid starts, a well-concealed rock appears suddenly, and this is a popular place for those new to the rapid to get hung up and capsized. It is usually possible to get to the bank quickly, however, before the river narrows down and speeds up in the main rapid below.

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Category: River scene
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Barnard Castle [30] · Mains [8] · Abbey Mill [6] · Start of Abbey Rapids [3] Title Clusters: · Abbey Mill [3] ·
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NZ0615, 174 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Andy Waddington   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 27 December, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 31 December, 2009
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0636 1512 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:31.8792N 1:54.1940W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0633 1522
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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