As winter begins some of my paddling is becoming more inland based. There are a few entertaining venues close to home. One such place is The Burrs Country Park near Bury. There is a cafe which serves hot drinks, cake and snacks. The Brown Cow pub is nice and warm for apres paddle drinks and pub grub.
The river Irwell provides a short stretch of grade 2 water that begins with an 18 ft sloping weir. Great fun to slide down.
Either in your kayak...
Or without your kayak!
There is also the convenience of a canal so when you have reached the bottom of the site, you can paddle all the way back to the top to do it all again. However, the canal is infested with weed!