River Thames

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 an important part…

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 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 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 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 that an access agreement is in place on the Greta. Classed as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC), the Greta is…

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…