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London’s Lost Rivers

London’s Lost Rivers

| June 26, 2012

London is built on a hidden maze of brooks, streams and rivers. These gurgling waterways once fed the River Thames, powered water mills and provided fish for the table. Almost all of these rivers are now lost, encased in brick and concrete and incorporated into the city’s subterranean drainage and sewage systems. But the water […]

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Riding the tide…

Riding the tide…

| May 16, 2012

Twice a day the Thames switches direction. Millions of tonnes of water shifts into reverse and sweeps first one way, and then the other. Last Sunday myself and two friends, Sean and James, decided to take advantage of this huge conveyor belt and hitch a ride into town. We left my car in Battersea Park […]

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Upper Dart high water

Upper Dart high water

| May 2, 2012

London paddlers Mike Cross and Andy Lodge headed west last weekend to paddle the Upper Dart. With plenty of rainfall the river was out of its banks and roaring down from the moors. Along with a highly experienced local paddler, Jeremy, they took on the river, and two out of three of them made it […]

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Cleaning up

Cleaning up

| May 2, 2012

Thames21 is one of the country’s leading waterway charities, working with communities across Greater London to improve our rivers, canals, ponds and lakes for people and wildlife. Last Sunday I joined Regents Canoe Club and Thames21 to clean up a section of the Lea Navigation near Bow Docks. With all the rain we’d had, I […]

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Upside down you’re turning me

Upside down you’re turning me

| April 12, 2012

The Lee Valley White Water Centre has now closed its courses to the public in advance of the London 2012 Olympics, but we sure had some fun whilst the centre was open. Many local canoe clubs made block bookings of the courses, outside of normal operating hours. This allowed kayakers of all abilities to sample […]

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Fantastic Lee Valley pictures

Fantastic Lee Valley pictures

| April 3, 2012

The Olympic course at the Lee Valley White Water Centre is a great venue for action sports photographers, both on and off the water. These shots capture the thrill and challenge of white water kayaking – enjoy! For more information on white water kayaking at the Lee Valley White Water Centre, check out the Lee […]

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