Where can I launch my kayak in Cambridge?

Where can I take my kayak in Cambridgeshire?

These are the best places for kid-friendly kayaking & canoeing in Cambridgeshire: AdventureRutland. The Captain’s Folly. Millside Canoe Hire.



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  • AdventureRutland.
  • The Captain’s Folly.
  • Nene Outdoors.

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.

Where can I launch a canoe in Cambridge?

Start at the small car park beside the river in Water Lane, Chesterton, just beside the now defunct ‘Penny Ferry Pub’ Paddle upstream (right). Keep to the right hand bank and look out for rowing eights! Just before the footbridge there is a small slipway which leads to the ‘Green Dragon’, the oldest pub in Cambridge.

Are you allowed to kayak on rivers?

As long as you hold a licence, you can paddle on any of the 2,200 miles of canals and rivers administered by the Canal & River Trust. An additional licence allows you to paddle on other rivers which are maintained by the Environment Agency, including the non-tidal Thames west of London.

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Do I need a licence for an inflatable kayak?

No. As long as the person holding the waterways licence is actually in the inflatable kayak then they are able to have a co-pilot or a passenger on board.

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 canoe Licence 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.

Can you take a kayak through a lock?

Locks, weirs and sluices can be very dangerous. Don’t stay aboard your craft in a filling or emptying lock – carry it around. If it’s too heavy, use ropes to keep control from the side. Larger boats need deeper water so keep to the side of the canal where the boater can see you.

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