Category: South East England

Horseshoe Lake, Hampshire

I took my cub-scout group there one evening and to see 25 kids having one whale of a laugh for a couple of hours was fantastic. Strongly recommended How to get there: It is hiden away a bit round the back of Sandhurst,...

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Selsey, West Sussex

Selsey has some of the most treacherous waters along the south coast. Get it wrong with the tide, weather or have limited paddling experience and you could end up in a spot of bother. That said, it’s actually a pretty good area...

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Oxford Circuit Canoe Trail

The Oxford Circuit Canoe Trail offers easy access to the water. It’s a fairly mellow paddle and suitable whatever the time of year. Obviously increased flow will change the face of the spot making it either harder or easier...

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Emsworth, West Sussex

Emsworth’s seafront is a tidal stretch of water that makes up part of Chichester Harbour. Directly opposite lies Hayling Island, Thorney Island (a military base) to the left and Portsmouth in the distance to the right....

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Flatford Mill

If you want to cover some ground then you could try the Dedham to Flatford route which follows the River Stour all the way to Flatford Mill. At just 3 miles roundtrip, the paddle isn’t too strenuous and therefore great for...

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Newtown Estuary, Isle of Wight

National Trust Nature Reserve and sheltered harbour on the North West coast of the Isle of Wight. Several inlets and tributaries to explore, very shallow in places. How to get there: Follow directions to Shalfleet, if coming...

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Seasalter Whitstable

Possible to launch about three hours before high. Large expanse of flat sandy mud seabed. Very safe, modest tide, warmer than usual sea due to tide moving over large flats when coming in. Good safe fun even on a windy day in the...

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Hythe Kent

Princes Parade is long and has a road running along most of it’s length. Park right next to the low wall. Plenty of free parking. Tides are not strong, no rips, in a safe bay. Faces South, so avoid strong winds from off...

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