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THAMES ESTUARY & APPROCHES - from Tower Hamlets Canoe Club comes this excellent illustrated trip guide to this (unlikely?) area.

LUNDY - Mark Rainsley's "Paddling Guide" to Lundy. Illustrated.

"ENNUI" - Mark Rainsley's musings on the joys of sea kayaking.

DORSET & EAST DEVON - "rockhoppers guide" to the Jurassic Coast (Purbeck) by Mark Rainsley.

DARTMOOR - "rockhoppers guide" to the Dartmoor Coast by Mark Rainsley.

SOUTH PEMBROKSHIRE COAST - by Mark Rainsley. Illustrated.

SENNEN TO SCILLY & BACK - illustrated report by Dillon Hughes.

ISLE OF WIGHT - nice photo report from a visit to IoW in June 2005 - by Mark Rainsley.

LUNDY - superb images by Mark Rainsley of a trip to Lundy by Mark R, Heather R, Zoe and Andy L in June 2005.

ISLE OF WIGHT - 60 miles in 18 hours - illustrated report by Graham Beckram.

Nich Burton has a link to some of his surfing adventures on Guernsey

CORNWALL. From "Sea Kayaker Magazine" comes a nicely written and illustrated article on this pretty part of the world.

GORESTON BEACH - a short summary by Cheri Walpole.

DORSET COAST - report & pics - Lulworth Cove westwards to White Nothe & Studland Bay to Swanage - from Civil Service Canoe Club

A SEA KAYAKERS GUIDE TO THE ISLES Of SCILLY - full guide by Mark Rainsley, with pictures. Dave Pearson's pics from the same trip are here.

KEYHAVEN TO LYMINGTON - trip report by Richard Seaby.

SWANAGE TO STUDLAND - trip report by Mark Rainsley.

SWANAGE TO KIMMERIDGE BAY - trip report by Mark Rainsley.

KIMMERIDGE BAY TO LULWORTH COVE - trip report by Mark Rainsley.

THE RIVER GHOST - by Phil Sheardown. A Dart Estuary ghost story!

INSOMNIA - by Mark Rainsley. A very long night on a beach in South Devon.

A CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF THE ISLE OF WIGHT - trip report by Mark Rainsley.

British Canoe Union's website.

BCU Sea Kayaking site.

Bing Maps will help you find places mentioned.

Military Exercise Areas - the Lulworth Ranges - details. Ministry of Defense contacts for some of the military exercise areas are to be found in this discussion and this one. See also the Ministry of Defence webpages for contacts.

Planning your first multi-day trip? Mark Rainsley's article "a Special Kind of Freedom" is essential reading.

Broken links? Please email me with details.

Kayak Trails / Route Plans / Guides to specif areas

Inland Waterways - details and guides to canals and other inland waters.

Other sites with routes / trip reports

Sean Morley paddled round all the inhabited islands of UK in 2004 - a stunning trip, well documented here.

Many of the bloggers have excellent pictures and write-ups of their trips - check the Other Sites page.

NWSK's web site has some reports on trips.

Swaledale Outdoor Club has some excellent illustrated trip reports covering trips in a variety of locations.

Sea Kayaking in NE England - lots of info for the NE coast, including Holy Island and the Farnes.

Song of the Paddle, although dedicated to Open Canoes, provides a useful reference to places to paddle.

Local info

Local Centres & Kayak Hire

Weather & tides

"Easy Reference Sheets" - Western England & Wales - Eastern England - Summary sheets with paddling speed calculators, wind speed chart, CG contact & MSI Broadcast Times, Marine VHF channels etc

Inland Waterways - details and guides to canals and other inland waters. Click the "Go Boating" link for extra details. See also this link.

Information and tidal data for the Dorset Coast

Lundy Island - the "official" website for Lundy - lots of information, including details of accomodation.

Photography - The Geograph project aims to collect geographically representative photographs and information for every square kilometre of Great Britain and Ireland - there are some useful coastal shots.

Bothies - the Mountain Bothies Association maintains a variety of bothies throught the UK. The UKBothies forum provides a mass of useful information.

Discussions from the Community Pages

Channel Islands

Chesil Beach

Cornwall - with pics

Farne Islands

Flat Holm & Steep Holm

Jersey - 2006 Symposium - with pics

Kimmeridge to Weymouth - with pics.

Lundy with a guide to Lundy - download a Word Doc with the Guide here. See also here. Some planning advice here

Portland Bill

Scilly - discussions here, here, here, here and here

Surfing - SW England - places to surf.

(Updated 20-Dec-2015 )