North Wales trip report

North Wales trip report

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Nine Nomads returned to Bala in North Wales on Saturday 27th April aiming to run the Tryweryn.  However, breakfast in the Y Badell Aur Café was interrupted by news that the dam release was cancelled due to high rain forecast, which promised to turn river levels from rags to riches. The destination was switched to the River Dee, which was rising from 2 to 9 on the Mile End Mill gauge.  Two groups formed to match the experience and aspirations of our paddlers.  Ian Williams led an eight mile journey on the highly underestimated stretch from Glyndyfrdwy to Mile End Mill, whilst Anthony Vecchio led a white water skills day between Horseshoe Falls and Llangollen. Storm Hannah brought lower temperatures and moderate winds along with rising water levels, so full…
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Ivel trip report

Ivel trip report

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On Sunday 14th April six Nomads led by Ian traveled up the A1 to the River Ivel put-in near Sandy in Bedfordshire. Eight had booked for the trip, but David Hack & Robert Crowley had to pull out at short notice. Though the weather was bright with not too much breeze, it was a bit nippy for mid-April, so we decided to stick with the standard trip to Tempsford where the Ivel joins the Great Ouse rather than continuing another 3km to the Anchor Inn near Great Barford. Maybe next time we'll have a supper run to the Anchor. The four vehicle shuttle all went well until Annette, having driven back to the put-in with all the others, realised she still had her and Sarah’s dry clothes for the get…
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