Ian Tokelove

Ian Tokelove is a communications and media professional with a passion for kayaking and canoeing in the UK and beyond.

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Home by Sarah Outen, touring the UK now

Home by Sarah Outen, touring the UK now

| October 18, 2019

Home is an extreme travel adventure with a warm heart, as adventurer Sarah Outen traverses the world, solo, by kayak, bike & an ocean-proof rowing boat.   Home is touring now, in London and across the UK. Home by Sarah Outen Between 2011 and 2015 UK adventurer Sarah Outen traversed the globe. For her expedition […]

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Submarine hunting in the River Medway

Submarine hunting in the River Medway

| August 7, 2019

The creeks and saltmarshes of the tidal Medway hide many secrets, including the rusting hulk of a WW1 German submarine, abandoned here almost one hundred years ago. Searching for the submarine Access to this submarine isn’t easy. The Medway estuary is a wide expanse of mudflats, swept by fast moving tides. We went in search […]

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Exploring London’s Channelsea River

Exploring London’s Channelsea River

| July 18, 2019

The Channelsea River is a hidden tidal creek in East London. Discover a secret island and an oasis for urban wildlife! The Channelsea is one of the Bow Back Rivers, a series of man-made channels which date back to the 12th century. They were dug to drain the Stratford Marshes, now long gone and buried […]

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Kayaking around Canvey Island

Kayaking around Canvey Island

| May 23, 2019

A short sea kayaking adventure within easy reach of London A kayak circumnavigation of Canvey Island is a surreal experience, taking in big, estuarine seascapes, a massive gas refinery and wildlife-rich sea marshes. Get the tides wrong and you’ll also encounter lots of mud. Canvey Island is located about 40 miles east of London, an […]

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Regatta London: Paddlers to take over the Thames this September

Regatta London: Paddlers to take over the Thames this September

| March 13, 2019

Sunday 29th September brings a unique opportunity to kayak, canoe, row or SUP 12 miles through central London, as Regatta London takes over a closed River Thames! With the river closed to other river traffic, kayakers, canoeists, rowers and Stand-Up-Paddleboarders will be able to safely enjoy this spectacular stretch of water in the heart of London. The […]

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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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