Rivers
Canoeing and Kayaking on : River South Tyne

The South Tyne is one of the two main tributaries of the Tyne above Hexham, and is a great place for canoeing and kayaking.

The river flows from near Alston to just upstream of Tyne Green at Hexham. Most of the river is Grade I with bits of Grade 2. This makes it a popular spot for whitewater canoeing, and much of it is suitable for beginners.

The river needs a certain amount of water to be suitable for canoeing, in low water it will be too much of a scrape. There is an access agreement in place which is surprisingly sensible.

The river is one of the destinations of the annual Tyne Tour, one of the biggest canoe and kayak events of the year.

Paddle Point
Haydon Bridge, Northumberland NE47, UK

A nice grade I to II canoe route on the South Tyne. A few play waves on the way down.

The Tyne has a BCU approved access agreement: http://www.canoenortheast.org.uk/imagemanager/file/TyneAccessAgreeement.pdf

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Paddle Point
Alston, Cumbria CA9, UK

River trip from Alston to Slaggyford, grade 2-3.

Guide from UKRGB
Paddle Point
Haydon Bridge, Northumberland NE47, UK

River Trip with grade 1 and 2 rapids.

Guide from UKRGB