Paddlers: Neil, Geoff, Allan, Tim, Lee, David

Weather: Bit grey, windy at times but bright.

Route:

Report: 

Access to the river at Drymen Showground is easy provided one avoids cow pats.  The get-in from the shingle by the bridge gives the only swift water on the whole river to Loch Lomond. The rest is slow, very, very meandering and shallow at times.

Drymen Bridge

Drymen Bridge

It took us the best part of 2 hours to get down with the currrent; the straight line was around 3 miles. However with excellent company it was a pleasant experience.

The Group on the river, with Conic Hill in background

The Group on the river, with Conic Hill in background

 

From the exit the route crosses very shallow sandbanks. Less water in the loch and we would have been carrying. At Balmaha Tim and Allan peeled off in order to get home for evening meetings. The rest carried on to the Loch Lomond Sailing Club for a look at the vintage canoes/kayaks before returning to Millarochy Car Park for the cars home. An excellent cup of tea and cake in Drymen completed a very pleasant day.

 

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