Is HPP Open?

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The river level data is Loading hours old. Generally HPP white water course is open below 2.2 meters on the gauge. Check the graph below for trends and a 36 hour river level forecast.

If the level is close to the cuttoff, or if you want to be doubly sure, call the WWC on 0115 982 1212

Check below the graph for details about the availability of slots during sessions, and events that may affect the status of the course.

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Water Quality

The water quality at hpp has quite the poor reputation. However quite a lot of the time, particularly in the summer, it is not that bad! To help judge what the quality will be like, the "traffic light" system next to the water level is based on the current river level and forecast levels. Please note this is only a rough indication - other factors may be in play when you paddle so take sensible precautions.

Bad water quality
High risk of Trent Belly! The Trent will be a lovely brown colour, with bits.
Poor water quality
The most common level. Drinking the water is not recommended, but there is nothing mystical about it.
Good Water quality
Most likely in summer. The water is likely to be fairly clear, and you might even see fish!

Trent Weirs

When the Trent is at the correct level for a weir to work, it will be displayed below the level at the top of the page. Check out info about parking, levels etc below.
Weirs can be dangerous! Always check them yourself before committing!
Newark Weir
Newark Weir

A friendly green wave in low levels, it builds gradually, eventually turning into a sticky walled in monster when it gets too high. Look before you leap! Very grotty and dirty water - keep an eye out for stuff floating in the eddies!

Water Levels 1.9m - 2.4m
Location: Parking on a small area of rough ground after a bridge over the river. Get in after crossing the bridges on river left. Google Maps Link
Show level guides on graph
Trent Lock
Trent Lock

A big green fast wave that you can front surf and carve around on to your hearts content. As the river rises it gets more of a pile, but is a bit finicky in shorter boats. As it only comes in when the Trent is in flood, watch out for debris.

Water Levels 2.85m - 3.6m Towards the lower end of the range, long boats are better. If the river is falling, it can change.
Location: Parking at the Trent Lock inn. Get on, and paddle down the main Trent, go past the bouys (on the left) and under the bridges. You should see the wave. Google Maps Link
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Sawley Weir
Sawley Weir

A big wave that comes in when Trent Lock is too high. As it only comes in when the Trent is in flood, watch out for debris.

Water Levels 3.5m+ Towards the lower end of the range, long boats are better.
Location: To be added Google Maps Link
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