River Cuckmere - Alfriston Trip

We start our trip at Cuckmere Haven, an area of true beauty with flower rich chalk grassland and over-wintering wildfowl and colourful wild flowers, making our way along the river Cuckmere inland to Alfriston. As the river meanders along Cuckmere valley and into Litlington we'll pass the giant white chalk horse that dominates the view of the left side of the valley. Once we get to Alfriston there's time for a quick snack before heading back to Cuckmere with the outgoing tide.

Who it's for?

With this trip being based on the calm Sussex inland waterways it is suitable for everyone, although it's not recommended for junior paddlers. You need no previous experience, just a healthy sense of adventure! If you like the idea of a peaceful paddle along the picturesque Sussex inland waterways then this is for you.

What you'll need:

We'll supply all the equipment you require (except personal clothing). Bring along a wet suit or warm layers to paddle in, fleece material and wool are best. A bottle of drink and a snack for the half way point. Sun cream if it's a hot day.


This trip runs all year round. Taking approximately 3.5 to 4hrs.

Part of the South Downs National Park - Experience Collection

South Downs National Park Experience

We are very proud to have our River Cuckmere Guided River Trip included in the English National Park Experience Collection.

For the first time England's National Parks have worked together to showcase the very best Experiences and accommodations our National Parks have to offer. People no longer want to just 'see' a place; they want to live it, breathe it, touch it, become part of it. The English National Park Experience Collection will give you a chance to get to the heart of the unique living landscapes and timeless rural life that can only be felt in our National Parks. For other experiences and accommodation please follow this link. http://www.nationalparkexperiences.co.uk

Booking Details

Event Date Price Spaces Book Now
05-07-2024 10:15 am £60.00 3 Book Now
20-07-2024 10:00 am £60.00 4 Book Now
03-08-2024 10:15 am £60.00 8 Book Now
18-08-2024 9:30 am £60.00 3 Book Now
20-08-2024 11:00 am £60.00 8 Book Now

Venue Information - The Kayak Coach - River Cuckmere


Car Park, Seven Sisters Country Park, Exceat, BN25 4AD




Our meeting point  is the Seven Sisters Country Park  river side car park between Eastbourne & Seaford at Exceat. This is the large car park on the South side of the A259 on the banks of the River Cuckmere Ox Bow lake meanders.

Please note that there is a small charge for parking here so please bring change.

Location Map