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River Greta Trip - Sunday 5th March 2012


Where is it ?: Cumbria, running through Keswick

What is it like ?: A medium length trip (from near Threlkeld to Pontinscale).

It is fairly continuous grade 2 and 3 rapids with only a few short flat stretches in between (and becomes more continuous in higher water). Very picturesque running through a deep valley and then out into Keswick. Good for spectators as a footpath and the C2C cycle route run along the old railway offering many good vantage points of the river.

Note: in higher water the Greta becomes a continuous Grade 3-4 and a much more serious trip - if this is the case plans may have to change

Where do we meet ?: At the club at 8am to load up / organise car shares.

What do I need ?: Normal paddling equipment (wetsuit / warm clothing and waterproof top, buoyancy aid, spray deck, helmet). Note: wetsuit shorts are not appropriate for a full day trip, please bring wind/waterproof trouser to wear over them.

You’ll also need a pack lunch and hot drink (in a flask), plus snacks to take with you on the trip. Plus a change of clothing including, warm clothes for after paddling, and a towel.

Organiser: Les Ford  01484 854099 or email

We will also need a consent form/parents permission for any under 18's that want to come on a trip. Download a consent form (pdf - 25kb) here

Other Information:

If you are not sure whether you are up to this trip, speak to the contact listed for that trip, who will be able to advise you further.

If you plan to come on a trip, please let the listed contact know that you are coming - so we know who to expect (and make sure we wait for you) and on some trips numbers can be limited. Also plans may change at a late stage (due to water levels etc), so we might need to get hold of you to let you know

Trip Consent Form

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UK River Guidebook