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 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 Idle

The River Idle is a river in Nottinghamshire. It is formed where the River Maun meets to River Meden at Markham Moor. It then flows through Retford and Bawtry before entering the River Trent. It is navigable from Bawtry Bridge in Bawtry to Stockwith, where it connects with the tidal…

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 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 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 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 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 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…