England, Wales and Scotland
Variety of low volume rain-fed runs: good paddling if you can catch the levels.
- UK Rivers Guidebook
- Wheres the Water, Scottish telemetry information.
- Welsh Rivers from the WCA
- Welsh Rivers by Chris Sladden, ISBN 978-0951614723. Definitive guide to welsh boating, with rumours of an updated edition coming for xmas 2010.
- Scottish Whitewater by the SCA, ISBN 978-0954706111
- English Whitewater from the BCU, ISBN 978-0953195671
- White Water Lake District by Stuart Miller, ISBN 978-0951941386
When to go
Rivers are rain-fed, with the best chance of good levels between Oct-April. Over Dec/Jan the rain can fall as snow, especially in Scotland, and the weather is cold so Spring/Autumn are probably a better bet.
How to get there
For Wales, fly into Bristol, Cardiff, Manchester or Liverpool. For Scotland fly into Glasgow or Edinburgh. If you're coming to Devon, London is a short drive away.
You will need your own vehicle, it is easy to hire but bring your own roofrack setup.
Wild camping is difficult, but plenty of official campsites. A better alternative given the cold wet weather would be a B&B, YHA youth hostel or rented apartment/bunkhouse.