NY9827 : The start of the gorge, Eggleston Burn

taken 10 years ago, 4 km from Eggleston, County Durham, Great Britain

The start of the gorge, Eggleston Burn
The start of the gorge, Eggleston Burn
After dropping 30m in two kilometres of fairly open valley, the Eggleston Burn enters the East Skears gorge which gives it its main entertainment value for canoeists. Here the gradient doubles to over 30m in a kilometre, with many boulder rapids and ledge drops. Seen here on a reconnaissance walk, the level is too low to offer good paddling, despite heavy overnight precipitation and the continuing intermittent sleet. Like most spate becks, the level comes up fast but drops off very soon after the rain stops and takes a lot of catching in condition. At a good level, the gorge is grade 3-4, rising to continuous full-on grade 4 in high water.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 11 November, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 12 November, 2010
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Gorge   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 9885 2718 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:38.3842N 2:1.1601W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 98846 27255
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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