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South Downs National Park

Paddle the South Downs - Lewes to Hamsey

  • Location Lewes
  • Price from £45.00


This is the easiest of all the kayaking river trips we run. However, just because it's easy on the arms you certainly don't miss out on the views and stunning countryside. Starting the trip in the beautiful market town of Lewes we get on to the water next to what Lewes is (possibly) most famous for, the Harvey's Brewery. We head inland with the incoming tide and within a few minutes we leave the town of Lewes behind us as we enter the beautiful Sussex downland. The Lewes railway line follows the river for a short while but it's not long until we only see green fields, sheep, churches, heron, swans, cormorant and believe it or not Llamas, Alpacas and a crocodile!
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    What's included

  • Equipment We will provide all the kayaking and safety equipment required, except personal clothing.

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing We need to dress according to the weather on the day. Please try and avoid natural fibers like jeans and cotton, as these tend to rub and be cold if wet. Outdoor type clothing, walking trouser, running tops etc are perfect, along with some old trainers.
  • Food A small snack for lunch
  • Drink A small drink for lunch


Custom Policy

Cancellations by ‘The Participant’

If The Participant cancels their place on ‘The Course’ within 30 days prior to the first day of ‘The Course’, ‘The Course’ fees will be forfeited to The Kayak Coach Ltd unless ‘The Participant’ finds another person to attend ‘The Course’ in their place (The Substitute). In order to be booked onto ‘The Course’ in place of ‘The Participant’, The Substitute must complete and sign a medical form (available to download from our website) and make sure The Kayak Coach Ltd have received this no later than 7 days prior to the commencement of ‘The Course’. If the Participant cancels their place on ‘The Course’ outside of 30 days prior to the first day of ‘The Course’ then 25% of ‘The Course’ fees will be forfeited to The Kayak Coach Ltd.




The Kayak Coach

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