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.…

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…

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…

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 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 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 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 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 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…
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