Two days of Playboating & Boater-X / Races with a BBQ & a Party at England’s Premier Dam Release River!
Sorry – CANCELLED
We have just received the news we organisers always fear – that we cannot have a Washburn release this weekend.
Yorkshire Water checked the depths today, and after all the rain yesterday, Thrusscross is overflowing and Lindley and Swinsty reservoirs above the “control line” Yorkshire Water has set or is limited to) for ongoing works at those reservoirs – and it is still raining.
Bottom line: Yorkshire Water say “The canoeing this weekend will have to be cancelled” – and it’s their call.
Looking on the bright side – most of our natural rivers are currently registering as “high” or “huge” and the forecast is for rain – so we should all be able to find somewhere fun to boat next weekend.
We recommend http://rainchasers.com/river-levels – but please take care out there!
Sat 17th August & Sunday 18th August 2019
Thanks to Yorkshire Water we’re expecting a Saturday AND Sunday release – so Pennine Canoe and Kayak Club are opening up the river for uninterrupted boating – and Kool Kayakers offering outstanding catering – and the Washburn Committee is offering camping with a BBQ – and yes, EVERYONE IS WELCOME!