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Urban kayaking on South London’s River Wandle

Urban kayaking on South London’s River Wandle

| October 15, 2013

The Wandle is a small London river which rises in Croydon and flows through Sutton, Merton and Wandsworth before joining the Thames, upstream of Wandsworth Bridge. It can be explored by kayak or canoe – but low bridges and pipes, weirs and a 500m section of subterranean paddling mean it’s not for everyone. We kayaked […]

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Your Tidal Thames

Your Tidal Thames

| July 28, 2012

Your Tidal Thames is a new project aiming to give anyone who cares about the river an opportunity to have a say in the river’s future. It is a joint project between Thames21 and the Thames Estuary Partnership. The project covers the tidal area of the River Thames – from Teddington Lock near Richmond-upon-Thames and […]

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Riding the tide…

Riding the tide…

| May 16, 2012

Several times a day the Thames switches direction. Millions of tonnes of water shifts into reverse and sweeps first one way, and then the other. Last Sunday myself and two friends, Sean and James, decided to take advantage of this huge conveyor belt and hitch a ride into town. We left my car in Battersea […]

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St Patrick’s Stream – exploring a Thames tributary in open canoes

St Patrick’s Stream – exploring a Thames tributary in open canoes

| March 7, 2012

St Patrick’s Stream is a delightful tributary of the Thames, near Wargrave in Berkshire. The stream flows from the Thames and drops about five feet over two miles, joining the River Loddon which then flows back into the Thames. The stream has a decent, grade two flow in normal water levels, perfect for messing around […]

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