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    Default Hello from Durham

    Hello all

    Just bough a Sevylor Hudson today and keen to get out and give it a try.

    Had our first go last week in a hire canoe on lake Anncey and wanted to get an inflatable to take away with us when we are camping.

    Has anyone got any suggestions to have a paddle within 20/30 miles of Durham?

    no doubt I will have a lot more to ask advice on


    Rich....

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    Good to have you along for the trip.

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    Greetings from sunny Newcastle.

    Tyne Green at Hexham is pleasant for a paddle.

    Durham to Fincale Abbey on the Wear is a good route.

    And the Tees upstream from Stockton is good..

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    Hello from Bradford, formerly of Durham.


    Crow -where is a good put in at Durham, the Sands? Also, aren't the landowners at Finchale now a bit arsey about paddlers?


    I like the thought of the Tees prior to Stockton. There's not much I'd like to do in Stockton, except leave again...


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    Hi Screaming Lord Yosch.

    Yes I think that's what it's called. Near the former ice rink? Below the weirs anyway, on the right bank of the river.

    I don't know, I haven't had a problem with them at the Abbey, provided you pay the car park fee and buy an ice cream or something off them.

    With you re. Stockton, but upstream is nicer...

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    Thanks for the advice

    The area just down from the old Ice Rink is called The Sands, I live about a mile from there. But I think the river to Fincale Abbey might be a bit of a challenge for our first outing

    I quiet fancy having a paddle up the Tees for our first outing, can you just put the Canoe in on the slipway? Or do I need to pay and have a license etc?

    One last question, we are camping in York at the weekend, is the River Ouse in the ok to paddle? If so where is best to launch and which direction?

    As you can tell we have not got a clue at the moment...

    TIA Richard....

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    Hi n Welcome to the SoftP from Bonnie Boldon !
    The place to paddle THIS weekend is Castle Semple... see other threads :-)
    Hope to meet on the water soon.
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    Hils

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motorhomer View Post
    Thanks for the advice

    The area just down from the old Ice Rink is called The Sands, I live about a mile from there. But I think the river to Fincale Abbey might be a bit of a challenge for our first outing

    I quiet fancy having a paddle up the Tees for our first outing, can you just put the Canoe in on the slipway? Or do I need to pay and have a license etc?

    One last question, we are camping in York at the weekend, is the River Ouse in the ok to paddle? If so where is best to launch and which direction?

    As you can tell we have not got a clue at the moment...

    TIA Richard....
    Yes you can put in at the slipway for the Tees. No paying or licences required.

    Ditto for Tyne Green.

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