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 a beautiful paddle for those looking to escape the crowds.
Route of the River Taw
The river becomes tidal at Newbridge. Therefore, if you’re planning to paddle that stretch, familiarise yourself with tide timetables and check the weather.
It’s also important to check wind strength and direction. White water paddlers might enjoy the grade 4 stretch between Belstone and Sticklepath.
Like with any rapids, make sure you check the river levels and any potential hazards such as weirs or trees before committing to the run. Check the PaddlePoints above to find live river levels.
If you enjoy architecture, take note of the handful of bridges across the river, ranging from modern day structures to medieval marvels.