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Old 09 February 2024, 23:47   #1
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UK River Trip

Iím looking on doing a scenic river trip this summer on my 4.8, of about 30 miles with a starting point an hour or so of Coventry. Need a decent slip to launch and a marina and reasonable sized town at the end.
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Does London count?
You can launch on a high tide at Putney then get out any state of the tide at the Marina / Town Hard in Brightlingsea.
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Glasgow is a good one too, launch at Largs and you can get right up into the city. Thereís a slip at the transport museum where you could recover but we went back to Largs each day. There is a public pontoon at Braehead Shopping Center thatís free for three days! Very under used and Kristy Krem right by the pontoon for Coffee & Donuts
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Iíd like to head up the Tyne and go into Newcastle and a Trip into Bristol is definitely on the list of round to itís at some point.
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I second the Thames.


Lots to see.
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This was for the Queens pageant so a few years ago.

No charts needed! but check tide times
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driving through London was much easier that I'd feared and there's plenty of parking next to Putney Bridge (BUT pay for 2 parking bays as your trailer fills a payable space)
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Alternatively buy a canal and rivers. trust day pass and bung it it at North Kilworth marina and make your way to Foxton locks,]...

WARNING: depending on the width of your rib you'll want to make it through the tunnel sharpish as we made up for more than half the width so.. IOf we'd met a narrow boat we'd have had to reverse and.. if one came behind... We'd have caused a traffic jam!





Took 2 or 3 hours there and back. and was great fun... Got a lot of admirers and a chance to buy a beer at Foxton


Going in the other direction from North Kilworth you come to a lock... We were too wide. If you're not too wide buy a lock key (Ebay)
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Failing that..



The Mill in Sileby and a quick trip on the river Soar.
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