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GUIDE TO THE RIVER ADUR

(B2135 to Shoreham)

NAME OF RIVER: Adur.

WHERE IS IT?: Mid Sussex.

PUT-INS/ TAKE-OUTS: B2135 near Ashurst to Shoreham.

Peter Raynor (Sept 2005)...'If you are starting at Shoreham, another good access point is the harbour on Shoreham Beach, between the Harbour Club and Sussex Sailing Club at the Eastern end of Harbour Way. Lots of free parking and you can launch on the small sandy beach behind the Harbour Club. Call in to Shoreham Sea Kayaks (also on Harbour Way) to say hello!'

APPROX LENGTH: 6 miles.

TIME NEEDED: 2-3 hours.

ACCESS HASSLES: Hop over the fence, put in by road just before road bridge...and go with the flow.

WATER LEVEL INDICATORS: Unknown.

GRADING: 1.

MAJOR HAZARDS/ FALLS: None. Temporary hazards here.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Easy pretty touring, great to take your granny out on!

Photos of the Adur

OTHER NOTES: David Wilson (2005)...'From Shoreham inland. For a round trip, start at Shoreham about 1 hour before high water, either from the public slipway in Shoreham (parking may be a problem) or from Old Shoreham Bridge, east side on A283 (parking easy, but a bit muddy). Choose a spring tide and you can then paddle to north of Henfield, on the eastern Adur and 11 miles inland, stop for a picnic and return on the same tide. The tidal flow is strong, 3-5 knots. Trip of about 22 miles. You need 5 hours on this public tidal water. Spring tides advised to get to the upper reaches. It's all placid water with nice scenery through the South Downs, rather boring thereafter. Suitable for 65-year-olds (I speak from experience!).'

CONTRIBUTED BY: Paulio, also David Wilson and Peter Raynor.