Bad news everyone: we’ve just heard from Yorkshire Water that there will no longer be a Washburn release on September 8th, due to “unfavourable reservoir levels”. We think this means there’s too much water in the lower reservoir to accommodate the release from the upper reservoir.
BUT FEAR NOT! As we have the date in our diaries for paddling anyway, we’re going to organise a Club river trip, suitable for beginners and intermediates, somewhere else.
We’d like to say a massive “thank you” to every single person who said they’d volunteer at this year’s Washburn event – it really means a lot to us that we have so many people in the Club who are willing to give up their time and take an active part.
See you on the water! (Just not the Washburn!)