River Ure

Grade: 1-5 The most notable section is the Grade 5 rapids at Aysgarth Falls. From here to Wensley Bridge can reach Grade 4 in high waters, but otherwise the rest of the river is a lovely Grade 2-3. For the Grade 1 sections head to the wider parts of the…

River Torridge

Grade: 1/2 with weirs A river running right through rural Devon, the River Torridge flows through steep wooded banks and lush Devon countryside. The 58 mile long River Torridge flows from Higher Clovelly through to the north of Bideford. Here it washes into the Bristol Channel. A beautiful spot for…

River Wye

The River Wye is the fifth longest river in Britain. It winds its way from the Welsh mountains to join the River Severn at Chepstow. For much of its length it cleaves a gentle split between England and Wales. The Wye is one of the finest lowland landscapes in Britain,…

River Ore

The River Ore is the name given to the final 7 miles of the River Alde in Suffolk, as it approaches Orford, before it joins the North Sea. It is a relatively short river to paddle. But, there is an abundance of things to see along this stretch of river.…

River Tweed

The River Tweed, named after its association with Tweed cloth, is a river that crosses the border between Scotland and England. The river is popular with fisherman due to its salmon-rich waters. If you’re looking for a dramatic countryside paddle, the Tweed can certainly deliver. Sections of the river carve…

River Witham

The River Witham in Lincolnshire is a pretty, flat, rural paddle. It is 36 miles long in total with 5 locks. With little portages it makes a great touring paddle route! The Fossdyke Canal flows into the River Witham at Lincoln before continuing into Boston. From here it flows east…

River Wissey

Mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, the River Wissey is a picturesque paddle through the Norfolk fens. It rises in Bradenham and flowing almost 31 miles to join the River Great Ouse at Fordham. The Wissey has plenty to offer recreational paddlers looking for a fun day on the…

River Wensum

The River Wensum is a chalk river in Norfolk which is classed as a conservation area. Many sections are also listed as sites of special scientific interest. A tributary of the River Yare, the Wensum is the main river which the city of Norwich was built on. As such, it…

River Welland

The River Welland is a pretty, lowland river flowing through Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Rutland and eventually Lincolnshire. This 65-mile river also flows through the towns of Stamford, Spalding and Market Harborough. It's a very picturesque place for a paddle, with much of the river hugged by lush green banks and hedgerows.…

River Weaver

A river in the north west of England, the River Weaver runs for 20 miles from Winsford to Weston Point near Runcorn. It's a beautiful spot to paddle as the seasons change, with tree lined banks turning a whole host of colours through the seasons. The original river has been…

River Waveney

The River Waveney forms the border between Suffolk and Norfolk for much of its length. Mainly a river which runs through the Norfolk Broads, it measures 59 miles long. It's a popular spot for paddlers all year round, with so much wildlife to offer. It rises near Redgrave in Suffolk…

River Avon in Bristol

The River Avon in Bristol, or Bristol Avon as it is also known, rises in South Gloucestershire. It then flows through Wiltshire, to Bath and the Severn Estuary. Although the river is only 13 miles from source to mouth, the river length is actually closer to 75 miles. Being wide…

River Brue

The River Brue begins life in Brewham, Somerset and flows into the sea at Burnham-on-Sea, stretching for some 31 miles. It's a pretty little river with a slow flow, ideal for those looking to explore at a steady pace. Points of interest on the River Brue There are several points…

River Yare

The River Yare is probably not one you’ve heard of unless you holiday regularly along the Norfolk Broads. This picturesque river rises in Dereham and flows towards Great Yarmouth before entering the North Sea. It boasts a wealth of wildlife and scenery from wherever you paddle it. The Yare is…

River Dove

A principal river of the Peak District National Park, the River Dove is probably most famous for the stepping stones across it at Dovedale. This 45-mile stretch of river actually offers much more than stepping stones and a great view of Thorpe Cloud. Rising in the moors near Buxton, the…

River Duddon

Grade: 3-5 The Upper River Duddon is the highest graded section ranging from Grade 4 to 5 in high water. The middle and lower sections are generally considered Grade 3. A popular river with white water lovers, the Duddon can be found in the Lake District National Park. There are…

River Kent

Grade: 1-4 plus weirs The River Kent section from Scroggs Bridge to Burneside is Grade 2/3 (4) plus weirs.  From Burneside to Kendal is Grade 1-2 (take note of Gooseholme Weir). From Scroggs Weir to Sedgwick Bridge is Grade 4.  Popular with white water paddlers, the River Kent in Cumbria…

River Eden

Grade: 2-5 Note the River Eden section from Hellgill, which is as high as Grade 5 in high water but normally Grade 4. The rest of the Eden is generally Grade 2-3.  The Eden is a popular, fast flowing river, well known within the river running and white water fraternity.…

River Greta

Grade: 3 (4) The River Greta so impressed the poet Wordsworth he wrote a sonnet about it in 1823. It is a beautiful paddle through Cumbria but please note, restrictions are in place to protect the very special environmental qualities of the river. Classed as a Special Area of Conservation…

River Taf

Rising on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, the River Taf flows south straight into Cardiff Bay. There are quite a few sections of rapids along the river. Be sure to check river levels before heading out as certain stretches can be susceptible to faster rapids in high…