SWIMMING THE LENGTH OF THE TYNE
UP RIVER ADVENTURE SWIM
RAISING MONEY FOR
TEENAGE CANCER TRUST
At the beginning of this mad adventure idea I wanted to just complete one section but ended up creating a whole new thing called River Trekking.
My updates will be on my Instagram
It started with the Newcastle to Kielder mission pulling a raft behind Swimming, Walking, Falling up against the flow, this can be seen in the first video I have made on YouTube Raising over 3k for cancer research.
While doing the North Tyne I passed the Meetings of the North and South rivers where they join and wanted to return to do the South River stretch all the way to the little trickle of the start of the South Tyne up past Alston.
I have started the South Tyne stretch & completed Acomb rivers meet to Bardon Mill which took 13hrs
This River is alot more shallow and gets alot more technical further up which will be testing.
Another part to the Adventure was to Sup paddle from Kielder to Newcastle finishing at the QuaySide for a pint 53 miles down river which will take place on the 2nd September
My next attempt to the South Tyne will be September 9th from Bardon Mill to Lambley Viaduct a 12 mile stretch that I hope to do in 1 day against the flow of the river.