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GUIDE TO THE RIVER BREDE

NAME OF RIVER: River Brede.

WHERE IS IT?: Rye, Sussex. Map.

PUT-INS/ TAKEOUTS: Awkward steep bank north of Ferry Bridge, Winchelsea.

APPROX LENGTH: About 3 miles upstream to nowhere in particular before you get the machete out! Best in early summer before the weeds grow.

TIME NEEDED: A couple of hours.

ACCESS HASSLES: Probably public, but no-one around to worry.

WATER LEVEL INDICATORS: Regulated by sluice at Rye.

GRADING: I placid.

MAJOR HAZARDS/ FALLS: Man-eating blanket weed.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Not much to be seen. One for those who want to tick off all names rivers in their logbook.

OTHER NOTES: You can also go downstream to Rye (2 miles, not very interesting) or branch on to the Royal Military Canal to Pett. Better views this way, but the weed is if anything worse..

CONTRIBUTED BY: David Wilson.