After warming up on the Leven we headed over to the River Kent, after leaving a car we missed the turn to Scroggs weir and had to take short detour.
We were soon on the river which was at a medium – high level. Soon it wound its way down to the start of the gorge section at Hawes Lane. The first drop was plesant enough. At S bends we stopped in the rapid above and shot it one by one. There was an enormous hole on outside of the bend which claimed a few casulties including Leannes paddle which disappeared in a stopper lower down. We fished for it for a good while with a weighted throw line but the current was far too strong. (Leanne was reunited with her paddle a week later after a post on UK Rivers Guide)
Lower down the gorege opens up and a nasty small scour weir has to be shot with extreme caution on river right (Scrape the wall – there is a very large but inconspicuous recirculation).
We later egressed above the L shaped weir and infamous Force Falls.
Leanne, Sara, Hannah, Ian, Nick and Keith