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Tyne Tour 2016 – Part II

After a few days rest I have downloaded and have began to sort another 1000 or so images from this years Tyne Tour. I’m calling this Tyne Tour 2016 – Part II but it is still from the Saturday of the tour and all images are taken from Rescue Rock on the North Tyne.


Shoe and neoprene sock washed away.

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Tyne Tour 2013

The 2013 Tyne Tour is getting closer by the day.


Here are a few images taken on Sat 3rd November 2012 from Rescue Rock.

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The North Tyne

The North Tyne has to be one of the classic ww runs in the North East of England. The water is clean, access is pretty good and you can get down in all but the very lowest of levels. The get in is at the small village of Chollerford just a few miles North of Hexam itself. Parking can be found in a large lay by on the west side of the bridge (just over the roundabout). It’s then a short walk back over to the east side of the bridge and path down to the river.

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Tyne Tour 2012

A few images taken today (Sat 3rd) from Rescue Rock.

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Tyne Tour – 1998

This is an article I had published in Canoeist Magazine in Feb 1999. Enjoy…..

It had to be done; it was Tyne Tour time again and I was packed ready for a quick escape from work. As always, the South and North Tyne, as well as the Allen were open and after so much rain there had to be a shed load of water. How wrong can a paddler be? Absolutely unbelievable as only four days earlier the North Tyne had been on yellow flood alert but the big wtaer had long since gone, although the now average water levels proved to be more than a match for the procession of paddlers swimming down the now notorious Wardens gorge (not really notorious but it makes the swimmers feel better; you know who you are and cramp is no excuse). Continue reading

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