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Fulham to Westminster, kayaking London with the Thames tides

Fulham to Westminster, kayaking London with the Thames tides

| October 2, 2020

The first challenge for kayaking the tidal Thames is getting on the river. Public slipways are rare. Public slipways with nearby parking are even rarer. Thankfully, there is free on-street parking at Carnwath Road SW6 on Sundays, close to Broomhouse slipway. This allows easy and welcome access to the River Thames. The Broomhouse slipway at Fulham. […]

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Kayaking Dartford Creek & Crayford Creek, a Thames Estuary adventure

Kayaking Dartford Creek & Crayford Creek, a Thames Estuary adventure

| August 25, 2020

Dartford Creek is the final stretch of the River Darent, which flows from near Sevenoaks to Dartford, before continuing to the Thames. The Creek meanders between the Cray and Dartford Marshes, where the Darent is joined by its final tributary, the Crayford Creek. This once busy river marks the border of Greater London and Kent, […]

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Norfolk Broads Canoe and Kayak Guide

Norfolk Broads Canoe and Kayak Guide

| July 28, 2020

The Norfolk Broads Canoe and Kayak Guide provides an excellent guide to the picturesque Norfolk Broads. Authored by local paddler Steve Maloney, the guide covers seven rivers and fourteen Broads. Steve describes those that are busy with pleasure craft as well as quieter routes, which are only navigable by smaller craft, such as canoes and […]

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Kayaking the Thames from Rainham to the Thames Barrier and back

Kayaking the Thames from Rainham to the Thames Barrier and back

| May 28, 2020

This trip from Rainham explores the wild, industrial nature of the Thames. As we paddle, oyster catchers call from broken wharves and huge cargo ships slide past, their holds laden with Tate & Lyle sugar and Dagenham diesel engines. The concrete barges at Rainham provide a good access point to the Thames, as long as […]

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Thames & other waterways reopen to recreational paddling, subject to strict coronavirus limits

Thames & other waterways reopen to recreational paddling, subject to strict coronavirus limits

| May 13, 2020

Coronavirus update 13th May 2020 The Port of London Authority has advised that a limited return to recreational paddling on the River Thames is permissible. The PLA states that we must maintain social distancing of two metres and that we should restrict group activity to family members or people living in the same household. However, […]

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Homemade kayaking animation is great #stayathome entertainment  

Homemade kayaking animation is great #stayathome entertainment  

| April 10, 2020

With London under coronavirus lockdown, the capital’s kayaking clubs have been coming up with creative ways to entertain and motivate their members.  Regents Canoe Club, a whitewater club usually based on the Regents Canal, came up with a special movie night. The Regents Academy of Film & Television Awards, otherwise known as the RAFTAs. Club […]

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