River Ouse - Barcombe Mills Trip

This kayaking river trip takes us away from the busy world of cars and noise and takes us deep into the peaceful Sussex countryside. Starting our river trip at Barcombe Mills, we paddle upstream along the river Ouse.

Along the way we will no doubt pass anglers fishing the river for carp, pike and trout. The river offers an abundance of wildlife to see along the way including kingfishers, moorhen, swan, greylag goose, and grey wagtails to name a few.

After one mile we reach the Anchor Inn, a great pub on the river that is worth visiting on the return leg! Past the Anchor Inn we paddle for approximately a further two miles on our way to Isfield Weir. As the river snakes through the Sussex Downs towards our turn around point we pass under disused railway bridges and are joined by other rivers. Before too long we can hear the roar of the water cascading down Isfield Weir in the distance.

After stretching our legs and exploring Isfield Weir we make our way back to Barcombe Mills with hopefully time for a pint of Harvey's in the Anchor Inn along the way!

As with all our kayak river trips this is a peaceful and picturesque trip with the emphasis on enjoying being out on the water instead having to learn lots of new skills and getting wet!

Who it's for:

With this kayak trip being based on the calm Sussex inland waterways it is suitable for everyone, although it's not recommended for under 14's. You need no previous experience, just a healthy sense of adventure and a reasonable level of fitness.

An ideal kayaking trip for groups looking for a day out, with a different view of Sussex.

If you like the idea of a peaceful paddle along picturesque Sussex inland waterways then this is for you.

What you'll need:

We'll supply all the equipment you require. Bring along a wet suit or warm layers to paddle in, fleece material and wool are best. Also a packed lunch, snacks and drinks to keep your energy levels up, and sun cream if it's a sunny day.


All our Barcombe Mills to Isfield trips start at 09:00 (Unless otherwise stated). The trip lasts approximately 4 - 4.5hrs


Booking Details

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23-04-2022 9:00 am £60.00 8 Book Now

Venue Information - The Kayak Coach - River Ouse Barcombe


Barcombe Mills Car Park, Barcombe Mills Road


Barcombe Mills car park doesn't have a post code. However the post code BN8 5RU will get you to Clayhill Service Station on the A26. If traveling along A26 from Lewes, Clayhill Service Station is the red fronted petrol station on your left hand side. Just before the petrol station there is a junction on your left signposted Barcombe, if you take that road the car park is approximately 3/4 mile on your right hand side.


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