Ian Tokelove

I enjoy exploring the UK’s wild spaces, rivers & seas, especially in & around London. I promote kayaking, canoeing & SUP opportunities across London at www.canoelondon.com and I walk away from the beaten track at www.remotelondon.com - Ian Tokelove

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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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Kayaking the River Roding & Barking Creek, from the Thames to Ilford

Kayaking the River Roding & Barking Creek, from the Thames to Ilford

| January 28, 2020

The River Roding rises in Essex and flows through East London before joining the Thames at Barking Creek. We kayaked upstream from the Thames on a rising spring tide, reaching Ilford before returning. As curious kayakers we weren’t rushing; the total journey time was roughly three and a half hours. We launched from the steps […]

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The Banff Mountain Film Festival Tour returns to London’s Union Chapel in March 2020

The Banff Mountain Film Festival Tour returns to London’s Union Chapel in March 2020

| January 3, 2020

Kayaking is well represented at the Banff Mountain Film Festival Tour this year, with two ‘red and blue’ line-ups of adventure films. The Tour hits London in March 2020 and is touring across the UK between January and May 2020. The Banff Red Programme The Banff Red Programme includes two films featuring kickass female adventurers. Both […]

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