Barcombe Mills to Lewes
Starting at Barcombe Mills, journey downstream and explore the countryside from the water all the way to the historic town of Lewes.
This is a great day out for you and your family or friends to take in the beautiful countryside of Sussex and bask in the wide open spaces that are before you. There is also a chance that a heron, swan or even a Kingfisher might join you.
We finish at the Harvey Brewery in the historic town of Lewes. Here you can have a rest and reflect on your great adventure while you have a bite to eat.
This trip is suitable for all levels of kayakers, even if you’ve never sat in a boat before. Our experienced instructors can tailor the day to the group to make sure everyone gets the most out of their day.
March to October
Minimum age: 18 Maximum weight: 18 stone (115kg) Group bookings: For private bookings the minimum age is 8yrs (our recommended minimum age is 14yrs) as younger paddlers may not be able to paddle that far).
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 is it 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 Sussex by water.
There are no prerequisites for this trip, but being able to swim 50m and a reasonable level of fitness is preferable.
Group bookings can be arranged:
£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.
River Ouse - near Lewes - East Sussex
All kayaking and safety equipment is supplied including:
- Buoyancy aid
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
- 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 of 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.
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.