River Wear

Known for providing the spectacular views of Durham Castle, the River Wear is also a well loved paddling spot! With various spots to suit different styles of paddling, there's something for everyone on the River Wear. Meandering right through the heart of historic Durham, the River Wear is one of…

New Bedford River

The 21-mile New Bedford River is a man-made by-pass of the River Great Ouse at the Fens in Cambridgeshire. It is a tidal stretch of river. You may also know it as the Hundred Foot Drain. This is because of the distance between the tops of the two embankments on…

Old Bedford River

Like the New Bedford River, the Old Bedford River is a relatively new navigation. It was designed to by-pass the River Great Ouse at the Fens in Cambridgeshire. The river is named after the fourth Earl of Bedford. Like its newer namesake, it is a relatively straight paddle, straight through…

River Aire

The River Aire is a major river in Yorkshire. Further past Leeds it actually becomes the Aire & Calder Navigation, another lovely spot to paddle. From start to finish the river measures 92 miles in length. Due to its meandering nature, it creates quite a fun paddle as you weave…

River Alde

Starting life as a stream and opening into a wide, tidal river when it reaches Snape, the River Alde in Suffolk is a river teeming with wildlife and unique history. Sometimes called the River Ore when it approaches Orford, there are several features to be aware of on the river.…

River Ancholme

Although you won’t find much in the way of white water on the River Ancholme, what it lacks in terms of white water fun it more than makes up for in terms of history and the chance to trace the course of our ancestors. Navigating water where they would have…

River Bain

Grade: 1-3 Described as England’s shortest river at just 2.5km in length, the River Bain is a popular spot for those looking to start out on some white water. The river is classed as grade 0 at the top, meaning it is a flat paddle to start out. However by…

River Barle

Grade: 2-3 The River Barle, and the valley it runs through, are designated biological sites of scientific interest. The pretty, mainly grade 2 classified river, flows through several beautiful areas with rare plants and kingfishers. There are several sections to note on the river. The sections of the River Barle…

River Beaulieu

French for ‘beautiful place,’ the 12-mile River Beaulieu is a small river that flows through the New Forest in Hampshire. The most popular section with paddlers is the 4-mile tidal stretch between Bucklers Hard and the Solent. Once a significant shipbuilding centre, Bucklers Hard’s most notable build was Nelson’s ship…

River Dart

Grade: 2-4+ One of the most popular white water paddles in England, the River Dart in Devon is a great paddle for those looking for some white water for all levels of experience and skill. The three white water sections of the River Dart The river is split into three…

River Deben

The River Deben is a popular river with recreational paddlers in Suffolk, and for good reason. It has a lot to offer those looking for a gentle paddle in the area. It stretches for 33 miles from Debenham to Woodbridge before turning tidal. The Deben empties into the North Sea…

River Dee

The River Dee is a well known among white water paddlers, with exciting features such as the serpents tail and horseshoe falls. This 68-mile long river is mainly considered a Welsh river. However, there are stretches of it that cross into England. It begins its life in the mountains of…

River Don

Grade: 1-3 A popular river in Yorkshire, the River Don has much to offer recreational paddlers and white water lovers. Parts of the river are flat, some parts steady grade 1’s and other sections grade 2-3+. It’s a 70 mile stretch that has something to offer whatever you fancy. The…

River Ant

A beautiful river for a spot of paddling, the River Ant is a 17 mile long stretch of serene waters. Formerly known as the River Smale, the River Ant has been in use from as far up as Antingham Bone Mill since the early 1800’s. The canal, which stretched from…

River Erme

Grade: 2+ to 4+ Upper section to Harford Bridge is Grade 3+ (4).  Harford Bridge to Ivybridge is Grade 4/4+. Ivybridge to Ermington is Grade 2+. A river in south Devon, the River Erme is an ‘all rounder’ river. It has different sections offering different things to paddlers who wish…

River Bure

Linking several of the popular Norfolk Broads, the River Bure is a popular spot for paddlers. Flowing from Aylsham for 32 miles before it reaches the North Sea at Gorleston, the river flows through Wroxham and Horning. It then flows past the pretty St Benet’s Abbey and along the popular…

River Cherwell

Rising in Northamptonshire and flowing through the pretty Oxfordshire countryside, the River Cherwell is a gem in the crown of rural England. This pretty, slow flowing, tree lined river stretches for 40 miles all the way to Oxford where it joins the river Thames. It is suitable for paddlers looking…

River Cam

Measuring 43 miles in length, the River Cam is a beautiful paddle on a sunny day. The River Cam is one of Cambridge’s most popular features with tourists and residents alike. On a hot sunny day you will often see swathes of ‘punt’ boats occupying the river. As you paddle…

River Chet

Located in the Norfolk Broads, the River Chet is a beautiful paddle for anyone looking to explore. The Chet is only a few miles long, and is located to the south of Norfolk. Rising in Poringland it flows east towards Loddon and emptying into the River Yare. A pretty river…

River Exe

Grade: 1-2 with numerous weirs On the River Exe note the large weirs between Bickleigh Bridge and Haven Banks Quay. Rising near Simonsbath on Exmoor in Somerset, the River Exe is a beautiful paddle through largely untouched countryside. Flowing south from the source for around 60 miles, the river reaches…
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