Rivers
Canoeing and Kayaking on : River Ock

The River Ock is a small river in Oxfordshire which is one of the main tributaries of the River Thames. It is a fun place to go canoeing, provided you enjoy a bit of a jungle adventure as it is narrow and can be very overgrown.

Paddle Point

An adventurous paddle down the narrow, jungle-strewn stream of the River Ock. This will take much longer than you expect! Multiple blockages, several small weirs, nettles and brambles will be encountered!

Read a blog about it on SOTP.







Paddle Point

Put in from river bank next to footbridge. This is accessed by public footpath from the farm in Garford. Please do not cut directly across the field from the parking, as this is private with no public right of way.
There appears to be no problem with dropping canoes off by the farm and then moving cars.

Paddle Point

A dead end lane accessed from Marcham. A good place to put in, with the Ock right by where you park.

It is a tricky shallow river that is best paddled when not too overgrown.

Paddle Point
Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK

It is normally possible to portage directly down the stepped weir, with care.

Paddle Point
Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK

Normally a simple slide down the lefthand weir. As with all weirs, caution is required.

Shallow shortly downstream from this weir.

Paddle Point updated to a Play Spot - please give details.When the EA gauge is showing 29 or above a nice standing wave forms which is great fun, but please stay away from the slide on river right as a closed deep circulating stopper forms that could be very dodgy!
Paddle Point
Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK

Normally simple to shoot with caution.

Paddle Point updated to a Play Spot - please give details.

A Good SUP/River Surfing wave when at around 0.48 on the EA Gauge.

Parking is in St Helens Ct and is pay & display