Kayaking The Llyn Brianne Spillway


I caught this story and a similar video over at the Wend Blog earlier. It seems some extreme kayakers, with a love of speed, decided to paddle Llyn Brianne spillway, one of the tallest dams in the U.K. at just over 300 feet. I’m reluctant to use the word “paddle” for what they’re doing really, as it’s more like “hanging on for dear life”.

The video below catches some of the action, and states that they achieve speeds of up to 45 mph as they scream down the spillway into the rather small pool at the end. Of course authorities are quick to condemn this and remind everyone that it’s illegal, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t look like fun. Crazy, scary, fun!!

You can read more about in this BBC story, and enjoy the video!