Running the River Lune

Today’s office: Sitting in a kayak on the River Lune! Warm air temp.  (for December) and medium water levels meant for a fast and enjoyable run from Devils Bridge to Hornby. A number of the paddlers had never kayaked before but this river certainly provided the right amount of skills and challenges for all abilities. …

Cold crossings

Some absolutely baltic conditions encountered this week and especially so on Wednesday whilst working for O.B. Eskdale. Covering the building and safety of a tyrolean (rope) crossing in the ‘cold sink’ that is the River Esk and in temperatures that never rose above zero all day. Nothing that 3 jackets and some very big warm …

The perfect ‘fetch’

A good strong North – North Easterly breeze provides excellent canoe sailing conditions on Windermere as experienced today and yesterday. By creating an improvised canoe raft with a rafting spar, A-frame mast from 2 oars and a sail which doubles as a camping tarp (from Aiguille – bombproof kit from the Lake District) speeds of …

Yorkshire caving

When the question is asked as to the best location to go caving (be it easy dry walking around a cave looking at beautiful features or challenging belt buckle crawls) then it is impossible to ignore and hard to not conclude that Yorkshire has it all. Three days this week underground in gods county with experienced and …