River Derwent in Yorkshire

The River Derwent in Yorkshire is a 71 mile long river popular with touring and white water paddlers. It rises in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, which is an incredible moorland with dense heathland and heather. There are several nature reserves along the river and as you paddle along,…

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…

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 Mersey

We all know you can get a ferry across the River Mersey, thanks to the 1965 classic, but you can also paddle it. The Mersey is an iconic river in the North West, and one of Liverpool's pride and joys. It is 70 miles long, rising in West Yorkshire and…

River Ouse in Sussex

The River Ouse in Sussex rises in Lower Beeding, West Sussex and empties into the English Channel at Newhaven in East Sussex. It’s a pretty, picturesque river with several designated Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) along the length of it. Interestingly, the river can be walked for almost its…

River Ribble

Grade: 1-5 There's a real range of paddling available on the River Ribble. Take note of the section from Helwith Bridge to Settle. This is the most changeable stretch, with levels ranging from Grade 3 to Grade 5+ in high waters. The rest of the River Ribble is generally Grade…

River Taw

Grade: 4 Rising in Dartmoor and flowing towards the Bristol Channel, the River Taw is a 45 mile long stretch through Devon countryside. It flows through numerous small towns and villages, and as you paddle along you'll soak up typical countryside views. Think thatched roofs aplenty! The River Taw is…

River Teign

Grade: 2-3 If you are paddling the North River Teign, this is Grade 4+.  A popular river rising in Dartmoor, the River Teign in Devon measures 31 miles and flows from the hills of Dartmoor and into the English Channel at Teignmouth. The river becomes tidal at Newton Abbot, before…

River Tyne

There aren’t many people who won’t have heard of the River Tyne. It’s an iconic river in the North East of England, stretching for 73 miles.  It is formed when the North Tyne meets the South Tyne, then becoming simply the River Tyne. You’ll be all too familiar with the…

River Esk

Grade: 2-3 (up to 4 in high water) Rising in the North Yorkshire moors and flowing east towards the North Sea at Whitby, the River Esk is a 28 mile long river in Yorkshire. It's the only river to flow east in Yorkshire. And, interestingly, the only river to not…