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Kayaking the River Wandle in south London

Kayaking the River Wandle in south London

| October 21, 2017

The Wandle is a surprisingly healthy urban river, rising in Croydon and flowing through Sutton, Merton and Wandsworth before joining the Thames.  It can be explored by kayak or canoe – but low bridges and pipes, weirs and a 500m section of subterranean paddling mean it’s definitely not for the inexperienced. Last time we tried […]

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Explore London’s River Thames with the London Kayak Company

Explore London’s River Thames with the London Kayak Company

| December 17, 2015

The London Kayak Company is a new kayaking company providing guided trips on the River Thames. Based in Greenwich, the company offers opportunities to explore London from a unique and exciting perspective. No previous kayaking experience is required. The London Kayak Company is headed up by Harry Whelan, a highly experienced sea kayaker who has […]

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Port of London’s Vulnerable River Users Campaign

Port of London’s Vulnerable River Users Campaign

| July 25, 2015

The Port of London’s latest safety campaign – the Vulnerable River Users Campaign – is looking to improve all river users’ awareness of how to share the river safely with smaller, vulnerable recreational craft on the tidal Thames. The river users campaign features seven posters aimed at: encouraging paddlers and rowers to make themselves more visible and improving […]

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Stand Up Paddleboarding in Paddington

Stand Up Paddleboarding in Paddington

| April 27, 2014

Stand Up Paddleboarding or SUP as it is also known, is an exciting new water sport that is becoming increasingly popular in London and across the UK. SUP is a great way to get on the water and as well as being a fantastic from of fitness, it is also the perfect way to explore cities […]

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Kayaking on the tidal River Thames in London – group safety and leadership

Kayaking on the tidal River Thames in London – group safety and leadership

| December 22, 2013

Kayaking on the tidal Thames is an exciting and challenging way to explore London’s maritime heart, but you need to keep your wits about you, as Steve Rushbrook from Port of London Authority and Harry Whelan from Kayaking London explained at a recent symposium for London paddlers. We started the day with a presentation from […]

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Urban kayaking on South London’s River Wandle

Urban kayaking on South London’s River Wandle

| October 15, 2013

The Wandle is a small London river which rises in Croydon and flows through Sutton, Merton and Wandsworth before joining the Thames, upstream of Wandsworth Bridge. It can be explored by kayak or canoe – but low bridges and pipes, weirs and a 500m section of subterranean paddling mean it’s not for everyone. We kayaked […]

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