top of page

Paddle the Avon and Stour from Christchurch

Hire equipment

Hire equipment

Hire equipment

Hire equipment

All abilities

All abilities

Day

temp

Day

temp

Day

temp

Day

temp

Paddle rivers Stroud and Avon from Christchurch's Mayor's Mead public slip way. You can head West up the meandering river Stroud as far as Iford Bridge, or East to the picturesque Town Quay. From there you can explore Christchurch Harbour or do a wonderful circular loop up the River Avon. The river can get busy with other river craft so watch where you're going and keep an eye on the tide in the Harbour.

Canoeing
Kayaking
Paddle Boarding
General Information
Free entry

Free - no licence required to paddle on this tidal stretch of water

Suitable for dogs

Suitable for dogs but clearly you paddle with your dogs at your own (and dogs) risk

Refreshments available on site.

Tearooms and restaurant over in the Town Quay

Disabled Toilets available

Toilets available over the field, including accessible options

No camping options nearby

No camping options nearby

ON-Icon-Information.png

For more information check out the visit Dorset website

Hire equipment or book a session
Join a Group Event
Choose a route

Mudeford to Christchurch priory

Intermediates and above

Intermediates and above

6 kms

2 hrs

An exploration of Christchurch Harbour taking in the town centre. Time your paddle according to the tides.

Christchurch River Avon Loop

All abilities

All abilities

3.2kms

1 hr

A short but interesting loop of the River Avon with some strong currents

Christchurch Harbour and the 2 rivers

Advanced only

Advanced only

16.8 kms

5.5 hrs

A thorough exploration of all that Christchurch has to offer. Its long so check the tide times.

Christchurch to Iford Weir

Intermediates and above

Intermediates and above

8.7 kms

3 hrs

A very pleasant excursion up the Stour to the Weir.
Prepare for your Trip
Directions
Plan your Travel
ON_Icon_Address.png

Christchurch BH23 1NY, UK

Paid parking

Paid parking, including accessible spaces.

Easily accessible by public transport.

A bit of a hike from Christchurch Train Station