Rivers
Canoeing and Kayaking on : River Ryton

Paddle Point
Bawtry, South Yorkshire, UK

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Ryton

Up the Ryton to Serlby Bridge and back.

The Ryton probably needs to be running a little extra water to make it navigable. The day I did it was 0.35m above mean, so an extra foot of water.

The river is generally OK , similar to the upper reaches of the Idle. Two hazards to be aware of, one pipe crosses the river at about 3ft and one farm bridge at about 3.5ft above water. Both are in the stretch just before Serlby.

In places the trees are overhanging and some effort to find a way through is needed.

Paddle Point
Blyth, Nottinghamshire, UK

The River Ryton can be paddled from Blyth when the river is running near the top of its normal level around 0.7 to 0.9m

Put in is by the side of the pumping Station. The road bridge is the first immediate hazard a three channel weir of about 12 to 15 inches. The final drop can be difficult as an immediate right turn needs to be made on exit.

Alternative out in across the road below the weir.

Here's the blog of this route including a timelapse utube video of the whole route

http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?39032-A-day-on-the-Ryton-and-Idle
Paddle Point
Blyth, Nottinghamshire, UK

Three concrete channels under bridge with a sharp drop and immediate right turn. Treat with care.

Alternative put in downstream of weir on river right.

Paddle Point
Blyth, Nottinghamshire, UK

Small, shallow weir under road bridge

Paddle Point
Blyth, Nottinghamshire, UK

Weir - drop about 9 to 12 inches, easy in levels at top of normal range.

Beware a mid river beach just after weir

Paddle Point
Blyth, Nottinghamshire, UK

Low farm track bridge at 3.5 to 4ft above water level. Could be a hazard in high water conditions.

Paddle Point
Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, UK

Pipe crosses the river here, low (3 to 3.5 ft above surface). Easily ducked normally but with high water could be a hazard.