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Canoeing on the Thames

Canoeing on the Thames

| March 11, 2013

Kayaking and canoeing on the Thames is a great way to escape the London crowds and grab some fresh air and exercise. This canoe trip starts at Walton Bridge near Shepperton in west London and provides a circular trip that takes a couple of hours, with plenty of opportunities for picnics and playing. Park at the […]

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The Swift Ditch

The Swift Ditch

| January 18, 2013

If you are looking for an adventurous paddle near London, the Swift Ditch is worth checking out. This was once the route of the Thames itself, until the crafty monks at Abingdon diverted the river to power their mills. Since then the channel has been reduced to a narrow, tree choked channel – picturesque in […]

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Isle of Grain: Forts & wrecks

Isle of Grain: Forts & wrecks

| August 8, 2012

The Isle of Grain sits on the junction of two river estuaries, the Thames and the Medway. Whilst only an hour’s drive from London, the isle feels remote and isolated. The southern mud flats are dominated by three huge power stations and the container ports at Thamesport and Sheerness. The ship building towns of the […]

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St Patrick’s Stream – exploring a Thames tributary in open canoes

St Patrick’s Stream – exploring a Thames tributary in open canoes

| March 7, 2012

St Patrick’s Stream is a delightful tributary of the Thames, near Wargrave in Berkshire. The stream flows from the Thames and drops about five feet over two miles, joining the River Loddon which then flows back into the Thames. The stream has a decent, grade two flow in normal water levels, perfect for messing around […]

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