DORSET RIVER STOUR (Spetisbury to Canford)

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DORSET RIVER STOUR (Spetisbury to Canford)

Post by Mark R » Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:46 pm

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Re: DORSET RIVER STOUR (Spetisbury to Canford)

Post by daz9100 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:41 am

Just thought I'd share some photos that I took on a paddle last year on this stretch of the river from Sturminster Marshall to Canford Bridge @ Wimborne

Stour paddle 23-06-10

Off today up to Spetisbury for a bit of a paddle.

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Re: DORSET RIVER STOUR (Spetisbury to Canford)

Post by PeterParslow » Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:57 am

Yesterday, we enjoyed the lower part of this stretch. Putting in & taking out at one of two public pontoons at SZ 01852 99218. A lady there also hires out canoes & sit on canoes (as well as rowing boats).

We went up to the small weir at ST 99541 00038. This summer (which has been very dry), you would want to walk your boat over - and probably some metres below, before having enough depth to float again.

See https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/rou ... -the-Stour, which I hope shows up without you needing an OS account!

Given that the stretch we did (both ways) was about 5km, I'm pretty sure the whole stretch from Spetisbury to Canford would be nearer 10 miles than 5 - it's a very twisty (meandering) river.

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