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Ghost ships of the River Thames

Ghost ships of the River Thames

| October 29, 2018

The Thames is always moving. Many Londoners don’t even realise the River Thames is tidal, changing direction roughly every six and a half hours, as millions of tonnes of water flows first one way, and then the other. In the centre of town, the Thames rises and falls by as much as seven metres throughout […]

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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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Paddle the Thames: A guide for canoes, kayaks and SUPs – new book

Paddle the Thames: A guide for canoes, kayaks and SUPs – new book

| May 14, 2017

Paddle the Thames is the latest guidebook from Pesda Press, providing an in-depth look at the fantastic, but often over-looked, paddling opportunities offered by London’s River Thames. Written by the renowned kayaker Mark Rainsley, Paddle the Thames offers over 327km of paddling pleasure, from remote, wild exploration near the river’s source to the huge vistas […]

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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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