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Tyne Tour 2020 – Cancelled.

Unfortunately the Tyne Tour 2020 has been cancelled. The Tyne Tour is a huge event that takes place annually here in the UK.

Hopefully it will return in 2021 bigger and better than ever.

The Good and The Painful – Beaverfest

Beaverfest this year was fantastic.

The Good and The Painful - Beaverfest

Slides were slid, eddies were caught and carnage was well, a sure thing. Here is a short video recapping what took place at one of the best whitewater gatherings in the east.

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Are You Off To The Tyne Tour?

The Tyne Tour is one of the best kayak/canoe events in the UK. Since its origins as the Mike Jones Rally the Tyne tour has become a firm favourite of mine. Most paddlers will stick to the area around Hexham and Tyne Green but there are several other stretches of water in the local area that are worth looking at. This post is not designed to be a definitive guide in any way but is intend to offer a few ideas so you can maximise your paddle time and choice if attending the tour. So here we have it The Tyne Tour – A Brief Water Guide.

Camping, food and retailers are all based at Tyne Green right on the river bank in Hexham. Hexham is large market town so there are plenty of shops, pubs and takeaways if required.

The main river for the tour is the North Tyne. Local canoe/kayak clubs provide safety cover on the largest whitewater section of the North Tyne at Rescue Rock. Each Saturday of the Tyne Tour you will find me sat on Rescue Rock taking thousands of still images.

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Ladakh River Festival

The Ladakh River Festival takes place on the Indus River (India) on August 19 to 20th 2017. This is the worlds highest kayaking competition.

Ladakh River Festival

Here in Ladakh we have amazing, world class whitewater kayaking – big rivers, huge rapids, cold water and all in an environment like nowhere else in the world.

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The Tyne Tour – A Brief Water Guide

The Tyne Tour is one of the best kayak/canoe events in the UK. Since its origins as the Mike Jones Rally the Tyne tour has become a firm favourite of mine. Most paddlers will stick to the area around Hexham and Tyne Green but there are several other stretches of water in the local area that are worth looking at. This post is not designed to be a definitive guide in any way but is intend to offer a few ideas so you can maximise your paddle time and choice if attending the tour. So here we have it The Tyne Tour – A Brief Water Guide.

Unsponsored Tyne Tour 1

Camping, food and retailers are all based at Tyne Green right on the river bank in Hexham. Hexham is large market town so there are plenty of shops, pubs and takeaways if required.

Unsponsored Tyne Tour 2

The main river for the tour is the North Tyne. Local canoe/kayak clubs provide safety cover on the largest whitewater section of the North Tyne at Rescue Rock. Each Saturday of the Tyne Tour you will find me sat on Rescue Rock taking thousands of still images.

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River Levels: Rain Chasers

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 normal get in is at the small village of Chollerford just a few miles North of Hexham itself. However for the Tyne Tour the get in is a few miles upstream at Barrasford. A shuttle bus runs the route and the parking at Barrasford is ample. The run down to Chollerford offers a few good rapids and is the perfect warm up.

The Tyne Tour - A Brief Water Guide

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Teifi Tour

Giddy-up! Grab your boots, chaps and cowboy hats… Teifi Tour tickets on sale Wednesday 7th September at 12′ noon!!

Teifi Tour

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Clearwater Living

Clearwater living

Clearwater is a small little town in British Columbia that has a lot to offer for whitewater. It offers a range of sections that can accommodate anyone in the paddling community, whether you’re looking for some big class V or some easy class II.

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Wet West Paddle Fest 2015 – River Moriston

Great action from Aaron Kendall at last weekends Wet West Paddle Fest on the River Moriston.

Wet West Paddle Fest 2015 - River Moriston

Our annual trip up to Scotland for beers and boating. To be honest more than the beers. This is the out come of the boating side of things.

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The Tyne Tour – Becomes The Tyne Tour Festival 2014

The organisers of the Tyne Tour are ramping things up a bit for this years event. For 2014 the Tyne Tour will become the Tyne Tour Festival with a greater number of attractions/events based at Tyne Green in addition to the Tour and world famous Ceilidh.

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Reno River Festival 2014

Another Reno River festival is in the books, and it was an interesting one for sure. We started off the festivities in the Ninkasi Penthouse overlooking the WW park for judges meetings and a out of town boater party. Needless to say the beer was top notch and the parings of the different beers with good cheese was a nice high brow surprise for all us river bums. Saturday brought on the freestyle competition and some really funky weather.

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Markkleeberg XXL Paddle Festival – Pyranha Euro Team Tour 2014

Markkleeberg XXL paddle festival- Pyranha Euro Team Tour 2014 from Pyranha on Vimeo.

The first stop of this years team tour was at Markkleeberg, Germany for the XXL paddle festival. Here is a short edit from the guys at the event.

Tallulah Fest Video Winner

Steep, Stout, and Steezy from Ryan McAvoy on Vimeo.

Tallulah Fest Entry Video:

A collection of shots that I have collected over the past year or so. From the west coast down in the jungles of Mexico, it’s been one hell of a time. Continue reading

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