Paddlers: Steve Thomas, Graham, Tom, Gordon, Jamie, Harry, Rowan
River Level: 2.5 at Falls of Orchy
Original plan had been to paddle the River Awe but it was was on release so we did the lower Orchy instead. Weather was clear and cold with a fair amount of snow on higher hills. We put in just above the steel bridge at the Falls of Orchy. The bridge is about to be removed and upgraded incidentally – contractors were erecting fencing prior to the work starting.
Having all got on the river without mishaps (see video here), we dropped over the weir and started making our way down. A series of rapids followed, some quite challenging (enough for me to take a swim). We stopped for lunch just past the Catnish carpark/bridge and from there, it was a fairly long flat paddle to the next set of rapids and then on to the take out at Dalmally bridge.