River Lagan

A major river in Northern Ireland, the River Lagan runs for 54 miles. It flows from the mountains of County Down, through Belfast and into the Irish Sea. The river is used by many water users including a number of rowing clubs especially close to Belfast. Wildlife on the River…

River Lea

Dating back to Roman times, the River Lea is one of the biggest rivers in London. Rising in the Chiltern Hills, it flows southeast through London before entering the Thames in London’s East End. Much of the River Lea is now canalised and known as the Lea Navigation. This navigation…

River Little Ouse

Another of the Ouses, The River Little Ouse is a tributary of the Great Ouse in the East of England, rising in Thelnetham on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, it pretty much traces the border all the way until it joins the Great Ouse at Brandon Creek, Littleport. The river stretches for…

River Lark

Crossing the border between Sussex and Cambridgeshire, the River Lark is a tributary of the River Great Ouse. It rises near Bury St Edmunds and joins the Great Ouse south of Littleport. It's 31 miles long, and has been used as a navigation since Roman times. Paddle the River Lark…

River Wansbeck

Grade: 2 The River Wansbeck is a river in Northumberland which rises on the edge of the Forelaws Forest. It then runs all the way through to the North Sea at Sandy Bay near Newbiggin-by-the-sea. It's a relatively short river but is packed full of varying scenery. You can enjoy…

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…

River Glen

The River Glen is a river located in Lincolnshire which runs from Ropsley, Lincolnshire, to the River Welland just below Spalding where it then flows into the Wash. The river is navigable for 11.5 miles, with the first 8.9 mile section from source to Guthram Gowt forming part of the…

River Lugg

Rising in Llangynllo, Powys and flowing through the border town of Presteigne, the River Lugg is a popular river with paddlers. With its many weirs, grade 1 white water sections, pretty bridges and river banks, it has something for every paddler. From Presteigne, the river crosses the border into England.…

River Spey

Located on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park, the River Spey is one of the longest rivers in the UK. The Spey is also classed as the fastest flowing river in Scotland over its entire length, with a constant fast flow and some sections up to grade 3. Paddlers…

River Thurne

A beautiful river on the Norfolk Broads, the River Thurne is 7 miles long. It connects several broads to the main ‘network’ making it a great river for a full day of exploring. The river is managed by the Broads Authority, which is included in British Canoeing membership. However if…

River Orwell

The River Orwell flows through Suffolk and is generally a river for those looking to practice paddling on slightly more exposed water. Its source is the River Gipping, and it flows from just above Ipswich towards the North Sea at Felixstowe. The Orwell is popular with sailing clubs due to…

River Soar

The 24-mile River Soar, or Soar Navigation, flows and weaves its way through the Leicestershire countryside. It provides a lovely day paddle for those who love to just get out on the water. Although the river does flow through Leicester itself, most of the river is actually through the countryside…

River Stort

The River Stort in South East England runs for 24 miles through Essex and Hertfordshire. This lush, green, slow flowing river is perfect for a peaceful paddle. You'll find it's the perfect place for a real life escape to the country. It flows from just south of the village of…

River Stour in Suffolk

A river in East Anglia, the River Stour in Suffolk measures 47 miles long and is one of the more picturesque rivers in the region. It has been the subject of many painters over the years. These have included Thomas Gainborough, Alfred Munnings and Paul Nash. Probably the most noteworthy…

River Tamar

Grade: 2 There are two grade 2 sections: From Greystone Bridge to Horsebridge and from Horsebridge to Gunnislake.  The River Tamar for most part forms part of the border between Devon and Cornwall in the South West of England. It flows for 61 miles from Woolley Moor, Morwenston through to…

River Tees

Grade: 2-6 The most notable section is the waterfall at Cauldron Snout. This is grade 5+/6.  The rest of the sections of the tees range from grade 2-3 with some grade 4 in high waters.  A river in the North of England, the River Tees rises in the North Pennines.…

River Medway

The River Medway is a major river in the South East of England in the county of Kent. Stretching from High Weald in Sussex, through Tonbridge and Maidstone, the river ends where it meets the Thames estuary near Sheerness. It is an ideal touring adventure. Great for recreational users and those…

River Nene

Pronounced ‘Nen’ or ‘Nin’ depending where you’re from, the River Nene is a large river in the Centre/East of England. From source to sea, the river measures around 100 miles, and is the 10th longest river in the UK. Rising in Northamptonshire and flowing North East to the Wash at…

River Ouse in Yorkshire

The River Ouse in Yorkshire is really a continuation of the River Ure. The Ure becomes the Ouse near Linton where it continues to flow through York. It then continues through Selby and Goole before joining the River Trent at Trent Falls. Here it forms part of the Humber Estuary.…

River Severn

The longest river in Great Britain, the River Severn flows for 220 miles from source to mouth. It's a popular spot for paddlers looking for multi-day trips or long touring adventures. As well as being Britain's longest river, it also has one the largest tides in the world at a…