Wilmot

Canoe Tas Inc

Mersey-Forth

Wilmot River

Alma Bridge to the Forth Junction
Distance: 1.5 km.
Average Grade: 8 m/km.
Peak Grade: 8 m/km.
Difficulty: Grade 2-3.
Paddling Time: 10mins
Entry Point: The Alma bridge on Wilmot Road (C132) just before the junction of the Wilmot and Forth (Grid ref. 55G DQ 356 301).
Exit Point: The junction of the Wilmot and Forth rivers, access from the eastern bank of the Forth river off Paloona Rd , 300 m north of Paloona Dam.Google Maps Wilmot-Forth Junction
Alternatively Exit at the Tas Canoe Club’s site on the Forth, 20 minutes further downstream.  Google Maps – TasCC Forth canoe course
Water Level: Between l m and 2 m at the gauge situated about 500 m upstream of Alma Bridge.
Tasmap: 1:100 000 Forth.
Shuttle: 
General Description: This is a very short trip of approximately 10 minutes starting through some Willow channels and then mostly Grade 2 to the Forth. A reasonable rapid precedes the junction with the Forth but beware if the Forth River is low, because there can be a considerable drop at the junction at times.

If doing this section it is preferable to continue 20 minutes down the Forth (Grade 1-2 water through pleasant farmland) to the Tas Canoe Club’s site (8km south of the Forth Village on C132) and exit there rather than doing the climb up and out at the junction.