Route advice - Oxfordshire

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Wellsy
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Route advice - Oxfordshire

Post by Wellsy »

Hi all,

My partner and I have a tandem sit-on kayak that we bought about two months ago. We know a few routes local to us (Didcot/Oxfordshire way) but we're now trying to branch out and explore some new areas. We're really struggling to find places on Paddle Point that have suitable parking though. Most car parks nearby have height restrictions that we just can't fit through.

Just wondering if anyone has any good routes (with decent parking) near Oxford/Reading way that they can share with us?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Route advice - Oxfordshire

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I don't know that area, sorry. What I have done if the car park allows the vehicle in, but not with the boat on, is stop on the road and unload it first.

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Post by garya »

two main guides books for that area that would help are :

Pub Paddles by Peter knowles

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pub-Paddles-Sh ... 0955061415


Paddle the Thames by Mark Rainsley
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Paddle-Thames- ... 1906095590


the following book is also very useful for the thanes and kenet and avon canal with detailed river maps

The Nicolson's Guide the the waterways no. 7
River Thames and southern waterways
https://www.amazon.co.uk/River-Thames-S ... 007136706/


Pesda Press is the main publisher for waterways guide books this includes English canoe classics volume 2 ( south)

https://www.pesdapress.com/


hope that helps and gives you some ideas

Happy Paddling

Gary

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