Join a scenic Barcombe Mills kayak expereince in Sussex. The River Ouse kayaking trip along the quiet Sussex waterways is a lovely day out with qualified instructors
Starting at Barcombe Mills enjoy a scenic River Ouse kayaking trip, paddling up river to Isfield Weir (also known as Fish Ladder Falls). We’ll kayak through lovely surroundings and enjoy spending time in the great outdoors.
The river is lined with trees and fields and you’ll be able to spot local wildlife en route including herons, swans, Canadian geese, dragonflies, damselflies, and maybe the odd sea trout heading up stream to its spawning grounds.
If you’ve not kayaked before, we’ll spend some time at Barcombe getting used to manoeuvring the kayak including learning about correct technique, posture and how to turn, brake and paddle backwards. Once the basics are mastered we’ll start making our way to the Weir, paddling at a pace that suits you.
We’ll meet a few fun challenges along the way including moving around trees and doing the limbo under bridges, which all help to make the journey an exciting adventure! On route we pass the Anchor Inn and when we arrive at the Weir, we’ll take some time out, to enjoy the stunning surroundings, have a rest and a bite to eat as well taking advantage of a great photo opportunity with a backdrop of rushing water.
This Barcombe Mills kayak expereince in Sussex is suitable for both beginners and regular paddlers. Our highly qualified instructors will adapt the day to suit your group’s needs.
We’ll meet the group for this River Ouse kayaking trip in the Barcombe Mills carpark. Great news is it’s free parking.
We'll get you kitted out with your safety equipment, we’ll send you a recommended kit list prior to the kayaking river trip so you can come prepared.
Once the whole party is ready to go, we'll wander over to the river ready for launch.
Led by our qualified instructors, you will head up the river; this trip offers something for beginners, families and groups of friends. We'll discuss basic paddling technique, local flora and fauna and head towards Isfield weir aka Ladder falls.
The entire Barcombe Mills kayak expereince in Sussex will last for approximately 4-5 hours, though this will differ depending on group size.