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 Tone

A river in Somerset, the River Tone runs for 21 miles through beautiful countryside. It rises in the Brendon Hills and flows through to Clatworthy Reservoir. From here it flows through Taunton and sprawling countryside. The river ends when it flows into the River Parrett at Burrowbridge. The river was…

River Stour in Kent

The River Stour in Kent is a river in the South East of England. Rising in the Kent countryside it flows east towards the sea, meandering in parts. It then enters the North Sea at Pegwell Bay, a stunning shingle beach with marshland and white cliffs lining breaking the skyline.…

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 Mole

What an unusual name for a river, you might think. Well, the River Mole gets its name from the latin word ‘mola’, meaning mill. This river was once a popular route connecting many working mills back in the day. The oldest mill, Sidlow Mill, dates back to Saxon times! 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 East Lyn

Grade: Ranges from 3 - 5 The River East Lyn section from Malmsmean to Brendon is Grade 3. The sections from Brendon to Watersmeet and Watersmeet to the sea is Grade 4 - 5.  The River East Lyn is a popular paddling spot for white water paddlers running through Exmoor…

River Lune

Grade: 2-3 (4) The River Lune section from Tebay to Rawthey Confluence is Grade 3 but can reach Grade 4 in high waters. The rest of the river is Grade 2 with the Grade 3 rapids at Halton Rapids.  The 52-mile River Lune is a popular river in the North…

River Kennet

The River Kennet is a river in the south of England and one of the many tributaries of the River Thames. The Kennet is a river popular with people practising their white water skills. It has good ‘starter’ playspots and small rapids along the route. Notably, Newbury is a good…

River Derwent in Derbyshire

Grade: 1-3 The River Derwent in Derbyshire is a beautifully scenic river cutting right through the heart of the Peak District. It drops down through the World Heritage site of the Derwent Valley, through Matlock and Cromford. From here it flows through to Derby before joining the River Trent further…