Ilkley-Bolton Abbey-Strid

Discussion in 'Trips Reports' started by thin bloke, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. thin bloke

    thin bloke Summit Camper

  2. Pipe Cleaner

    Pipe Cleaner Summit Camper

    Kayaked the strid quite a few times. It's a nice area but if you get the chance paddling the river gives you a very different experience. The dippers are amazing birds and there's lots on that river. Kayaks are the best way bar none to see them up close.
  3. thin bloke

    thin bloke Summit Camper

    You kayaked the strid? Jesus! Not me.
    Er, are u "allowed" to kayak the area? Or was it er, off piste? (I know nowt about such things)
  4. Pipe Cleaner

    Pipe Cleaner Summit Camper

    A few years back and an access agreement. It's a doddle really. Intermediate level paddler could do it a little drop then a wider bit with a rock in it before the bigger drop to the end. Pins on the rock are the classic rookie mistake. That's if I recall correctly, which isn't guaranteed because I last paddled it 10 or more years ago.

    Still rest of river is a doddle.

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