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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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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In 2019, three women set out to circumnavigate Ireland by sea kayak. Share the adventure.

In 2019, three women set out to circumnavigate Ireland by sea kayak. Share the adventure.

| December 28, 2019

In summer 2019, three women set out to circumnavigate Ireland by sea kayak. Join kayaker, Lindsey Harris, as she shares their adventure with us at Allenburys in Ware. This special presentation takes place on Tuesday 14th January 2020 at 8pm, although the bar is open from 5pm for drinks and snacks. Entrance just £2.00. Allenburys […]

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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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