Category Archives: River Trips

River Arun – Stopham Bridge to Pallingham Quay

Kayaking Trip on the River Arun from Stopham Bridge to Pallingham Quay.

River Arun - Stopham Bridge get on.
River Arun – Stopham Bridge get on.
River Arun - Stopham Bridge, get on and get wet!
River Arun – Stopham Bridge, get on and get wet!
Old Stopham Bridge
Old Stopham Bridge
The lower sections of the River Arun
The lower sections of the River Arun
Lower sections of the River Arun are fairly wide before becoming overgrown and narrow in the upper reaches.
Lower sections of the River Arun are fairly wide before becoming overgrown and narrow in the upper reaches.
Starting to get overgrown.
Starting to get overgrown.
Overgrown!
Overgrown!
Even the sign posts seem lost!
Even the sign posts seem lost!
Time for a rest on this handy jetty.
Time for a rest on this handy jetty.
River Arun Kayaking Trip
Relaxing on the River Arun
Pallingham Quay on the River Arun
In the distance the ‘Keepers Cottage’ can just be seen and this marks the furthest upstream we can go.
Time to return to Stopham Bridge.
Time to return to Stopham Bridge.
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River Ouse – Barcombe Mills to Isfield Weir

The launch point
The launch point
The River Ouse leaves Barcombe Mills and heads Northwards.
The River Ouse leaves Barcombe Mills and heads Northwards.

At the fork, limbo under the bridge and continue upstream. You can return via the left-hand fork.
At the fork, limbo under the bridge and continue upstream. You can return via the left-hand fork.
At the locks its time to portage the kayaks on river right.
At the locks its time to portage the kayaks on river right.
Portage the kayaks
Portage the kayaks.
Above the locks is a gague, much higher that a 7 and you'll struggle to limbo under the bridge by the Anchor Inn. In this case walk further up and put in just beyond the bridge.
Above the locks is a gauge, much higher that a 7 and you’ll struggle to limbo under the bridge by the Anchor Inn. In this case walk further up and put in just beyond the bridge.
The launch spot above the locks is just big enough for one boat in the summer.
The launch spot above the locks is just big enough for one boat in the summer.
The Anchor Inn, a nice place to stop for food and a pint.
The Anchor Inn, a nice place to stop for food and a pint.
The limbo bridge!
The limbo bridge!
The upper section of the River Ouse, starts to get more wild and overgrown.
The upper section of the River Ouse, starts to get more wild and overgrown.
Take the right hand fork to Isfield Weir.
Take the right hand fork to Isfield Weir.
Relaxing at Isfield Weir.
Relaxing at Isfield Weir.
On the return journey a couple of hundred meters from the lock, you can take the right-hand fork for an adventurous route back. This is also slightly shorter.
On the return journey a couple of hundred meters from the lock, you can take the right-hand fork for an adventurous route back. This is also slightly shorter.
Enjoying the local wildlife.
Enjoying the local wildlife.
The forks re-joining at the very first bridge.
The forks re-joining at the very first bridge.