River Ouse - Lewes Trip

This is the easiest of all the kayaking river trips we run. However, just because it's easy on the arms you certainly don't miss out on the views and stunning countryside. Starting the trip in the beautiful market town of Lewes we get on to the water next to what Lewes is (possibly) most famous for, the Harvey's Brewery. We head inland with the incoming tide and within a few minutes we leave the town of Lewes behind us as we enter the beautiful Sussex downland. The Lewes railway line follows the river for a short while but it's not long until we only see green fields, sheep, churches, heron, swans, cormorant and believe it or not Llamas, Alpacas and a crocodile!

Who it's for:

With this trip being based on the calm Sussex inland waterways it is suitable for everyone, as this is the shortest and easiest river trip we do, it is also suitable for junior paddlers 12 years and older. 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 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. As we finish our trip next to the Harvey's brewery, maybe a few pound for a pint?


The trip takes approximately 2.5hrs. Start times for each trip depend upon the tide for that day.

Part of the South Downs National Park - Experience Collection

South Downs National Park Experience

We are very proud to have our River Ouse Lewes to Hamsey 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
04-07-2024 10:30 am £55.00 6 Book Now
19-07-2024 10:15 am £55.00 2 Book Now
02-08-2024 10:30 am £55.00 8 Book Now
17-08-2024 9:45 am £55.00 1 Book Now
31-08-2024 10:15 am £55.00 6 Book Now
29-09-2024 10:00 am £55.00 8 Book Now

Venue Information - The Kayak Coach - River Ouse Lewes


Phoenix Causeway Car Park, Harveys Way, Lewes Harveys Way, Lewes, BN7 2JW




From the A26 Cuilfail Tunnel continue on to the A2029 heading into Lewes. At the first round about take the first exit onto Malling Street and then the first right on to Harveys Way. You should immediately see the car park to your right. Please note there is a charge of £5 for all day parking, free on Sundays.


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