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…

River Rother in East Sussex

The River Rother in East Sussex is a 35 mile long river crossing East Sussex and Kent. It rises near Rotherfield in East Sussex and ends at Rye Bay where it joins the English Channel. The river has been used as a navigation since Roman times and no licence is…

River Leven in Cumbria

Grade: 3-4 (can get as high as 5 in high water) The River Leven in Cumbria is a short river, falling within the historic boundaries of Lancashire. It flows from Windermere approximately 8 miles before emptying into Morecambe Bay. The river is popular with white water paddlers with the section…

River Derwent in Cumbria

Grade: 2 (3) The River Derwent in Cumbria is a relatively short river and a popular spot for whitewater paddlers. There are several sections of grade 1-2+ rapids all along the river. It rises in the heart of the Lake District and flows generally North West in a curve. From…

River Trent

Grade: 1 (up to 2 in parts in high waters) The 3rd longest river in the UK at 185 miles long, the River Trent is one of the major rivers in the Midlands. The river rises in the Staffordshire moors and flows through much of the midlands and most of…

River Great Ouse

The “King of all Ouse’s,” the River Great Ouse runs for a whopping 143 miles! Starting life near Syresham and flowing through East Anglia, the river passes through the historic market town of Kings Lynn before entering the Wash. It has been historically important for trade but post-industrial revolution has…
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