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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 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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