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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 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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London Kayakathon 2017

London Kayakathon 2017

| January 8, 2017

On 7th May 2017 a group of over one hundred sea Kayakers will take part in the London Kayakathon 2017, paddling 26.2 miles of the river Thames. Starting beneath Tower Bridge, the kayakers will paddle to Chiswick Bridge, before returning to central London. The aim to raise more than £30,000 for a wide variety of different charitable […]

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Londoners invited to paddle and pick plastic from waterways this April

Londoners invited to paddle and pick plastic from waterways this April

| March 15, 2016

Paddle and Pick campaign will pick the plastic & paddle the Thames to raise awareness of plastic pollution, collecting rubbish from London’s waterways on canoes, paddleboards and kayaks Between April 8 and 13,  London’s waterways will host recreational paddlers collecting rubbish from canoes, paddleboards and  kayaks all in a bid to raise awareness of the […]

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London Kayakathon April 2016 – kayak over 26 miles on the Thames in aid of charity

London Kayakathon April 2016 – kayak over 26 miles on the Thames in aid of charity

| January 3, 2016

This year’s London Kayakathon takes place on 23rd April 2016 and will see a group of over one hundred experienced sea kayakers paddle 26.2 miles of the River Thames. Starting beneath Tower Bridge, the kayakers will paddle the distance as one group, with the aim of raising over £30,000 for a wide variety of different charitable causes. From Tower […]

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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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