Pulborough to Amberley

The River Arun cuts through a beautiful section of the South Downs with steep hills either side of the river, tall reeds, the occasional lily and local wildlife. Along the way, you’ll be passing under picturesque old railway bridges and taking full advantage of the beautiful views whilst enjoying paddling on the water. You'll be surrounded by sections of woodland followed by open fields, this really is the perfect way to enjoy the best of the English countryside.

The trip is suitable for both beginners and regular paddlers, our highly experienced instructors will adapt the day to suit you, which allows you to enjoy the river and its surroundings at your own pace regardless of your ability as a paddler!

There are plenty of other river trips to choose from in the Sussex and Kent area including; the River Cuckmere, 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.

Information

Season

March to October

Duration

4.5hrs

Group Size

4-16

Restrictions

Minimum age: 14 Under 18yrs: Must be accompanied by a participating parent or legal guardian Maximum weight: 18 stone (115kg)

Distance

12km

Level

Moderate

Permits

None required

Tidal

Yes (this trip is only possible at certain times of the tide, please contact us to find out more).

Aim

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!

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this trip, but being able to swim 50m and a reasonable level of fitness is preferred.

Groups

Group Bookings

£65pp (Group Size 4-6)
£62pp (Group Size 7-8)
£59pp (Group Size 9-10)
£56pp (Group Size 11-13)
£53pp (Group Size 14-16)

Please note that all group bookings will be available for others to book unless booking for a minimum of 6 people.

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Locations

River Arun - near Pulborough / Billingshurst - West Sussex

Equipment

Equipment supplied

All kayaking and safety equipment is supplied including:

  • Kayak
  • Paddle
  • Buoyancy aid

Equipment needed

For all kayaking courses you must have extra warm clothes and waterproofs, we will provide you with a full kit list upon booking.

  • Full change of clothes to go kayaking in, including footwear, and underwear.
  • Clothing should be suitable for the time of year*
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers (to wear on the water)
  • Extra jumper
  • Warm hat / sun hat
  • Gloves
  • Towel
  • Snacks / water
  • Medication / Tablets / Inhaler etc.

The above list is just a guide and appropriate clothing for the time of year should be worn. We highly recommend you have a dry bag for all your kit on the water and to put your wet clothing in at the end of the day.

*Clothing should comprise several layers to trap the warmth. Please do not wear denim as it restricts movement, is cold when wet and is slow to dry. You must wear footwear whilst kayaking (old trainers, plimsolls) please don’t wear sandals. Wetsuits are not required as they only work when they are wet; if you wish to bring a wetsuit we still recommend you have a warm top.

Equipment shop

Take a look at our online shop for any equipment you might want for your outdoor adventures. We stock a variety of equipment and can give expert advice if you have any queries. Choose to collect your order on a course (free of charge) and your instructor will have it ready and waiting for you when you arrive.