Tag: Thames

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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London Kayakathon 2017

London Kayakathon 2017

| January 8, 2017

On 7th May 2017 a group of over one hundred sea Kayakers will take part in the London Kayakathon 2017, paddling 26.2 miles of the river Thames. Starting beneath Tower Bridge, the kayakers will paddle to Chiswick Bridge, before returning to central London. The aim to raise more than £30,000 for a wide variety of different charitable […]

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Londoners invited to paddle and pick plastic from waterways this April

Londoners invited to paddle and pick plastic from waterways this April

| March 15, 2016

Paddle and Pick campaign will pick the plastic & paddle the Thames to raise awareness of plastic pollution, collecting rubbish from London’s waterways on canoes, paddleboards and kayaks Between April 8 and 13,  London’s waterways will host recreational paddlers collecting rubbish from canoes, paddleboards and  kayaks all in a bid to raise awareness of the […]

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