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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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The River Roding – a canoe trip from Creekmouth to Ilford and back

The River Roding – a canoe trip from Creekmouth to Ilford and back

| April 21, 2013

Many of London’s old rivers have been lost, buried beneath centuries of urban expansion, but some still flow into the Thames. The River Roding, in eastern London, is one such river, joining the Thames at Barking Creek in the east of London. Canoe access can be made at Creekmouth, where free on-street parking is available […]

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