Category Archives: Urban kayaking

Urban kayaking: East London

The plan was simple. Put the IK in at Limehouse Basin where I finished up last week, and take an easy canal-paddle up around what are collectively known as the Bow Back Rivers threading through the Olympic Park, then portage over Three Mills … Continue reading

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Urban Packrafting: London’s Regent’s Canal

See also: Wandle: An Urban Packrafting Nightmare Urban Packrafting: Kebab Death Weir Tunnel Kayaking through London Urban canals have long been rediscovered as quaint, idiosyncratic backwaters for boat dwellers, joggers and cycle commuters, or have seen adjacent industrial wasteland redeveloped into glitzy … Continue reading

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Wandle: An Urban Packrafting Nightmare

See also: Kebab Death Weir Tunnel We had a good look, then shot this underground weir and were spat out the other end, grinning and alive. Years ago I recce’d South London’s Wandle ‘River’ from Merton Abbey Mills to the … Continue reading

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Urban Packrafting: Kebab Death Weir Tunnel

See also: Wandle: An Urban Packrafting Nightmare The other day a friend relatively new to yaking invited me and a mate to paddle a river near her home. The Colne runs between the edge of Greater London and the M25 … Continue reading

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Kayaking through London

London made worldwide headlines this week for rioting, arson and looting. Along with scores of others, our high street got done Monday night, and next afternoon all the shops were closed, braced for a re-run that instead moved to other English cities. The map on … Continue reading

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