The River Deben is a popular river with recreational paddlers in Suffolk, and for good reason. It has a lot to offer those looking for a gentle paddle in the area.
It stretches for 33 miles from Debenham to Woodbridge before turning tidal. The Deben empties into the North Sea at Felixstowe Ferry.
Things to see on the River Deben
It’s widely discussed that the Deben’s name means ‘deep one,’ which makes it a great paddle for longer touring style adventures.
Aside from a sprinkling of history, such as the opportunity to paddle past 18th century tide mills, the Deben Estuary is a site of special protection due to its flourishing population of avocets.
The salt marshes, mud-flaps and ever shifting sandbanks also make this a popular paddle for nature lovers.