Tag: Thames

Kayaking Dartford Creek & Crayford Creek, a Thames Estuary adventure

Kayaking Dartford Creek & Crayford Creek, a Thames Estuary adventure

| August 25, 2020

Dartford Creek is the final stretch of the River Darent, which flows from near Sevenoaks to Dartford, before continuing to the Thames. The Creek meanders between the Cray and Dartford Marshes, where the Darent is joined by its final tributary, the Crayford Creek. This once busy river marks the border of Greater London and Kent, […]

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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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Kayaking around Canvey Island

Kayaking around Canvey Island

| May 23, 2019

A short sea kayaking adventure within easy reach of London A kayak circumnavigation of Canvey Island is a surreal experience, taking in big, estuarine seascapes, a massive gas refinery and wildlife-rich sea marshes. Get the tides wrong and you’ll also encounter lots of mud. Canvey Island is located about 40 miles east of London, an […]

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Regatta London: Paddlers to take over the Thames this September

Regatta London: Paddlers to take over the Thames this September

| March 13, 2019

Sunday 29th September brings a unique opportunity to kayak, canoe, row or SUP 12 miles through central London, as Regatta London takes over a closed River Thames! With the river closed to other river traffic, kayakers, canoeists, rowers and Stand-Up-Paddleboarders will be able to safely enjoy this spectacular stretch of water in the heart of London. The […]

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Ghost ships of the River Thames

Ghost ships of the River Thames

| October 29, 2018

The Thames is always moving. Many Londoners don’t even realise the River Thames is tidal, changing direction roughly every six and a half hours, as millions of tonnes of water flows first one way, and then the other. In the centre of town, the Thames rises and falls by as much as seven metres throughout […]

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Kayaking on the Thames: River Roding to the QE2 Bridge at Dartford

Kayaking on the Thames: River Roding to the QE2 Bridge at Dartford

| January 6, 2018

A day out on the Thames estuary experiencing huge skies, surprising wildlife and bizarre barges. For this trip, launch into the Thames at the mouth of the River Roding in Barking. This is on the north bank of the Thames, east of London City Airport. Park on River Road next to Barking Creek Park and […]

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