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Open access would allow more people to access England`s waterway network for fun, Health, learning and vital concern for WATER LEVEL INDICATORS: if you look downstream from the Haydon Bridge, there are flat rock benches that should be covered for some kind of decent race, but this will go to almost every level – making it a good trip for beginners, as it is possible in hot weather. Also, the level can be assessed at Hexham if the start of the lower boat is covered As a rule, can paddle when the higher start is covered, the river will probably be quite pleasant. Remember that if you are going to judge the level in Hexham, look at the River Tyne, which could mean that there is a lot of water in the North Tyne, and nothing in the South Tyne. GENERAL DESCRIPTION: A safe trip for beginners and bimbling in open boats. After the Haydon Bridge, there is a short 1/2 degree fast, then about a mile from the flat spot at Haydon Spa Weir. It is a small dam (18 inches) that is uniform all over the river. In high currents, it makes a small cap that can be fun to play in, and it never becomes very handy – it will wash long before it makes enough water for each type of serious cap. About 100 metres after the dam is a left turn in which the river narrowed on the left bank in a slide. There are a few overhanging trees along the shore, but they are above the water, so the best thing they could do is to knock over a careless beginner – they represent little or no danger to swimmers. This fast grade 2 is perhaps the hardest on this section of the river. About a mile further, on the left bank, there is a long dam that is quickly located just above a flat slope 2, which generally runs on the right, but which will often be more interesting in the upper waters on the left. From there, the river is essentially flat for 1 or 2 miles, up to a left turn, where the right bank has undergone severe erosion. Here, the river drops slightly for about 50 yards and generates a few small waves.

A tree from the eroded bank fell into the river, forming a right pass, but this fast can run anywhere, so it`s not a problem when you`re half awake. From there, the river passes under a stone road bridge near Warden, then under the railway bridge and flows into the North Tyne River. You are now on the River Tyne. They pass just under the A69, and there is a short 1/2 class quickly in front of some old bridge pillars in the river. I suppose someone could tie them up, but I would have a hard time believing it.