Peak UK News: June 2016

June 29, 2016

North Fork Championship V

North Fork Championships

2016 saw the fifth annual North Fork Championship on the Payette River in Idaho. A beautiful location 40 minuets outside the biggest city in the state, nestled between the rolling hills and the trees is the North Fork of the Payette River – A big volume river holding miles of steep and scary rapids…


June 23, 2016

High Tor Outdoors opens in Matlock Bath

High Tor Outdoors, Matlock Bath

High Tor Outdoors is a brand new outdoor shop based in Matlock Bath and just a short distance from the canoe slalom course. Alongside quality walking, cycling and camping equipment they  also stock a range of Peak UK kayaking and canoeing equipment. (more…)

June 17, 2016

Matty Nicholas reviews the Whitewater Deck

Matty Nicholas

For a long time I had been using spray decks with a rand rather than a nylon cord. My experience with them is that they are very reliable in terms of staying on, not very water tight and very expensive. So why use one? The general consensus is that people feel they are required for going big…. (more…)

June 16, 2016

Viking A’s first open tournament of the year – Essen, Germany


With the national league at the halfway point Viking A ventured to Essen, Germany for their first open international of the year…


June 15, 2016

The missing link…

Two hours sleep before a big trip… what was I thinking? It had been Jamie and Flo’s wedding; an event we didn’t want to miss. So we went to the reception at Fort William, offered our congratulations and then left for Loch Insh from where we were going to start our journey…