It started with a random phone call. BBC Countryfile were going to be filming in
the Pennines and could they film the canoe club to link the historic use of water
power to modern leisure use. We said ok, the came for a reccie and we promised to
try and get a few people along in boats.
Heavy rain over the weekend nearly ruined the plans and with the river almost too
high,to paddle it narrowed down the numbers able to paddle, and certainly ruled out
taking Julia Bradbury down the course - although given the temperature and biting
wind, she may not have been too disappointed.
See the programme on BBC 1 on Sun 20th Feb (about 7pm)