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Kayaking the Medway Island Forts

Kayaking the Medway Island Forts

| October 29, 2018

A day trip to explore the Medway island forts, Fort Hoo & Fort Darnet These Medway forts date back almost 150 years and can only be reached by boat, such as a trusty kayak. The forts were built on the recommendations of the 1859 Royal Commission, to protect the important naval dockyards of Chatham from […]

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Kayaking on the Thames: River Roding to the QE2 Bridge at Dartford

Kayaking on the Thames: River Roding to the QE2 Bridge at Dartford

| January 6, 2018

A day out on the Thames estuary experiencing huge skies, surprising wildlife and bizarre barges. For this trip, launch into the Thames at the mouth of the River Roding in Barking. This is on the north bank of the Thames, east of London City Airport. Park on River Road next to Barking Creek Park and […]

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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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