Canoe Tas Inc


Leven River

Clarkes Bridge to Foggs Bridge
Distance: 7 km.
Average Grade: 4 m/km
Peak Grade: 
Difficulty: Grade 2-3.
Paddling Time: 1l/2-2 hours.
Entry Point: Clarkes Bridge (known as Bannon's Bridge) just off Gunns Plains Road (B17) (Grid ref: 232 329).
Exit Point: Foggs Bridge (Grid ref: DQ 215 379). Take Allison Road from Preston Road, followed by Purtons Road to the river.
Water Level: Between 0.5m and 4m at Clarkes Bridge gauge.
Tasmap: 1:100 000 Forth.
General Description: This section consists of several small technical rapids. The only rapid of note is the "zig zag" which is a tricky "S" through a small drop. The section below to Ulverstone is basically flat with a few small grade 2 rapids.