Do I need a licence to kayak on the River Stour?

If you only want to paddle on the River Stour at Dedham, the River Stour Trust do a licence.

Do I need a licence to kayak on UK rivers?

The Waterways Licence is required not only for Kayakers, but for all forms of un-powered pleasure craft such as canoes, paddle boards, row boats and dinghies as well as encompassing other forms of light inflatable craft.

Where can I launch my kayak in River Stour?

For those with SatNav the postcode is CO10 2AN. Suggested Launch Site – Slipway by headquarters of River Stour Trust, next to theatre. Free parking courtesy of the River Stour Trust. If doing this as a one way trip the recommended get out is at Bures with Parking at the recreation ground car park.

Can you swim in the River Stour?

Experienced swimmers can enter the River Stour in several places, including a mooring platform near the Fordwich Arms. This a lovely place to swim amongst wildlife, with fish visible in the clear water. Follow up your swim with a gentle walk to Reed Pond.

How much are inflatable kayaks?

Price – Vary from $100 (junk kayaks) to $300-$500 (high quality). Much less expensive than high pressure, expedition level inflatable kayaks.

How much is a kayak licence in UK?

Anyone can get a licence, but it’s something you should probably buy if you paddle on inland waterways in England and Wales. The licence costs £45 for the year when you purchase through British Canoeing and covers around 4,500km of waterways.

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Which rivers can I kayak on?

Places to kayak and canoe in London

  • Canals. …
  • The tidal Thames. …
  • The non-tidal Thames. …
  • The River Lee (River Lea) …
  • Other London rivers. …
  • Lee Valley White Water Centre. …
  • Lakes and reservoirs. …
  • Beyond London.

Can you launch a kayak anywhere?

Kayaks, canoes and paddleboards do not need to use boat ramps. You can launch from just about anywhere there is permitted access. Keep your vehicle off ramps designed for trailer boats. Use cartop-only launch sites or other legal access, especially during the busy boating season or on weekends whenever you can.

Can you kayak at Mudeford?

The calm waters of Christchurch harbour are popular for windsurfing, sailing, SUP and kayaking, and all equipment can be hired at Mudeford Quay. During the summer, Mudeford Quay is a hive of activity with boats being launched and the estuary (known as “The Run”) packed with sea-bound pleasure boats.

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