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Paddle the Itchin at Swaything

All abilities

All abilities

Canoeing

Canoeing

Kayaking

Kayaking

Paddle Boarding

Paddle Boarding

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Paddle the River Itchen from this beautiful, sheltered spot nestled at the end of Riverside Park.

Put in below the weir to head down the river towards Southampton, note that this water is tidal so check the tides. Alternatively put in upstream of the weir and paddle as far as Mansbridge Bridge.

There's a cafe and paddle board shop next door and the Woodmill activity centre which specialises in watersports - they hire as well as offering tuition and guided paddles.

Hire equipment

Hire equipment

Hire equipment

Hire equipment

Hire equipment

General Information
Free entry

Free public use.

Suitable for dogs

No restrictions on dogs but you paddle with your dog at your own (and your dog's) risk. 

Refreshments available on site.

Cafe just next to the SUP hire centre.

No toilets available

No toilets on site.

No camping options nearby

No camping options nearby.

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There is limited further information on this location. 

Hire equipment or book a session

Woodmill Outdoor Activity Centre

Riverside Activity Centre

Woodmill Outdoor Activity Centre
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Itchen River Park SUP

All abilities

All abilities

0.8 kms

15 mins

A SUPer easy paddle along the park

Lower Itchen

Intermediates and above

Intermediates and above

3.6 kms

1 hr

A tidal stretch but if caught right make a good there and back.

The Saltwater River Itchen

Intermediates and above

Intermediates and above

14 kms

4.5 hrs

A long paddle from the Riverside Park to the Southampton Waters
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Woodmill Ln, Southampton SO18 2PE, UK

Free parking

Limited free parking by the water's edge with more nearby at the riverside car park. 

Easily accessible by public transport.

Walking distance from Swaything train station.





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