River Cuckmere Kayaking Trip - East Sussex
Kayaking on the River Cuckmere - Cuckmere Haven to Alfriston
The river and it’s surrounding area is home to some truly spectacular scenery including the dramatic chalk cliffs of the Seven Sisters, which is also very popular amongst walkers. Just upstream from here we will be taking a small tidal river that cuts through one of the most beautiful valleys in the South Downs! As the river meanders through Cuckmere Valley you’ll be passing through quaintly picturesque villages and witnessing stunning views of the South Downs including the sights of the White Horse of Litlington, a chalk silhouette that dominates the east bank of the valley. There is also plenty of wildlife to be spotted as you explore the river...you may even be lucky and spot an otter or a mink!
The trip will be adapted to meet the ability of the group, no matter how much experience you have we can cater for complete beginners to expert paddlers. If you have any reservations about getting out on the water our highly qualified instructors will assist you and give you confidence throughout the trip.
River Cuckmere Kayaking Trip Photos
To view photos from some of our previous kayaking trips on the River Cuckmere, please click here.
Why not have a look at the other kayaking river trips available...the River Arun, the River Medway and the River Ouse. Most rivers are tidal, meaning we can only paddle them on certain dates and times, please contact us to find out more.
£60pp (Group Size 2-4) - Minimum of 4 people required for weekend bookings.
£55pp (Group Size 5-6)
£50pp (Group Size 7-8)
Please note that for groups of less than 4, trips will be open for other members of the public to book on.
Group Size2-8 Weekdays / 4-8 Weekends
Distance - 13km
Level - Easy
Permits - None
Tidal - Yes (this trip is only possible at certain times of the tide, please contact us to find out more).
Adapted to suit the needs and ability of the group, ensuring everyone has fun paddling the river whilst enjoying the surrounding countryside and wildlife.
Who it's for
Groups who are looking for a day out with a difference! Suitable for anyone interested in taking up kayaking or those just wanting to explore the South Downs by water!
There are no prerequisites for this trip, but you must be able to swim 50m and a reasonable level of fitness is required.
Video of a Guided Kayaking Trip on the River Cuckmere in Sussex.
These adventure days are run on a private booking basis, please contact us to make a booking., please see the calendar for the next available dates.
River Cuckmere - near Seaford / Eastbourne - East Sussex
Equipment SuppliedAll kayaking and safety equipment supplied (except for wetsuits etc.)
Equipment NeededSuitable clothing for the time of year should be worn. A complete change of clothes with appropriate footwear is also needed. We will provide you with a kit list upon booking.
Must be able to swim 50m fully clothed (2 lengths of a standard pool).
Recommended Minimum Age - 14yrs (Must be accompanied by a participating parent or legal guardian).
Max Weight - 15 stone (95kg)
Max Height - 6ft 2" (188cm)