It looks like a reasonable amount of rain through the night tonight - in the Pennines, east of the Lakes. Ideally I'd like to paddle a lesser paddled river such as the Upper Swale (continuous gd3.) or other. There may not be enough rain? But if there is, the very top Cover is another hot contender. If spate doesn't happen, a fall back might be Upper Rawthey or Ribble etc. I'm not looking for anything too hairy as I reintroduce myself to harder WW.
Whilst I’m looking at potentially gd. 2/3 and possibly 4, these spate rivers require sharp paddling skills at the grade. Plenty of unknowns, including fallen trees, demand the ability to run long, continuous sections often without inspection. You must be able to hit small eddies and play a strong part within the team. The trip is therefore advertised as 'Advanced'.