River Ouse in Sussex

River Ouse in Sussex

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River Licensing Information

Licence Required?

No licence required

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 entire length. This makes it a great place for a multi-activity, multi-day adventure.

Just follow the Sussex Ouse Valley Way to experience the waterway from the footpath. Whether you paddle or walk, you’ll see a different perspective doing either.

River Ouse in Sussex Tides

Be aware that the river is tidal below Barcombe Mills. Check the tide timetable, weather and wind before you head out for a paddle.