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River Thames

Distance: 215 miles Arguably the most famous river in England, the River Thames has played a vital part in the development of London as a capital city since Roman times. Measuring 215 mile long it is officially the longest river in England (that doesn’t cross country borders). The Thames is…

River Kennet

The River Kennet is a river in the south of England and one of the many tributaries of the River Thames. The Kennet is a river popular with people practising their white water skills. It has good ‘starter’ playspots and small rapids along the route. Notably, Newbury is a good…

Kennet and Avon Canal

The Kennet and Avon canal passes through lovely countryside and small villages, and at 87 miles long with 105 locks along the route, it’s the perfect canal for those who like a multi-day adventure, or just a really challenging paddle! The Kennet and Avon canal crosses from Reading to Bristol.…

Basingstoke Canal

As with many canals, despite their industrial uses in the past, they are now havens rich in wildlife. The Basingstoke canal is certainly no different. The Basingstoke Canal runs for 32 miles from West Byfleet in Surrey to Greywell in Hampshire.  It is perfect for paddlers who want an easy…

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…

Oxford Canal

Meandering through the countryside, the Oxford Canal is a great way of seeing the Oxfordshire countryside. You’ll paddle through pretty little chocolate box villages including Thrupp, Cropredy and Aynhu over the 75 mile stretch of canal with 46 locks. The canal begins in the very centre of Oxford, treating you…

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