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 being out paddling on the water. Surrounded by woodland and open fields, this is the perfect way to enjoy the English countryside at it’s best.

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.



March to October



Group Size



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).

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.

Please note: that this trip is only possible when the tides are right, please contact us to find out more.


Group Bookings

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

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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River Arun - near Pulborough / Billingshurst - West Sussex


Equipment supplied

Sit-on-top kayak (closed cockpit kayaks can be requested), paddle and buoyancy aid.

Equipment needed

Suitable 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.