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Gweedore (Crolly) River

  Grade:   3 to 5       Rating: river rating
  County:   Donegal   Date updated:06/05/2012
  Section Length:   100m   Version: 2 (History)

Brief River Description

Park and huck. A short section through a large split section of granite leading through a gap to a slide then a drop.Then there's a bit of flat-water to another easier rapid.

Directions to the Put-in

On the N56 South of Crolly, beside the road so you can't miss it.

Directions to the Take-out

Take out on river left at the bottom of the second rapid and walk up to a steel gate and walk back to car.

River Description

First rapid is a narrow slot between a large section of bedrock granite leading to a pool with a central rock, work yourself around this on the left and aim for the opening, shoot down the slide through the hole (this will slow you) then of the 10' drop. Simple as that, just be careful of the hole at the beginning of the slot.

Continue down to the trees which hide the second rapid (nothing compared to the first) run this zig zag on river left along an old rock wall.

Local issues

None that is aware though there is signs for 'No Fishing' which is good. There are Christmas light features and a lamp in a tree at the bottom of the first rapid, not sure what these are for.

River level gauge

The rock in the pool below the slot but above the slide should be showing for a good ride. If any higher then it may be washed out. Any lower than its definitely not runnable.

River Hazards

Capsizing in the slot. Shallow slide with stickyish holes at top and bottom of drop.


Original Author: Stu Hamilton
Latest Author: Ruairi og
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