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A beautiful rural river through the country made famous by the painter John Constable, the River Stour is an excellent place to go canoeing or kayaking on the Essex/Suffolk Border.

The Stour is a navigation, and therefore locks and weirs maintain the water level and make for easy canoeing, albeit with a number of portages.

Paddle Point

Very pleasant there and back paddle from the campsite. You will be paddling against the current on the way up, and in low water it could be shallow, and in high water the flow could be strong.

Paddle Point
1 Chome-11 Kamifukubara, Yonago-shi, Tottori-ken 683-0004, Japan

Camp site with minimal amenities, Toilets and sink for dish washing. The site is on the river bank and has easy launch points. The site allows open fires, in suitable (raised) fire bowls.

Just back from a very pleasant two nights there. friendly, and great for the beautiful River Stour.
http://www.rushbanksfarm.co.uk/
Paddle Point
Sudbury, Suffolk CO10, UK

Paddle from here to Bures approx 7 miles

Good place to start a day's paddle, either to Bures or to Rushbanks campsite
Free Parking
Sudbury launch point , beside the River Stour Trust building
Photo Albums of the Paddles between Sudbury & Rushbanks campsite
July 2016 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/123873784@N02/sets/72157668364181674/
August 2016 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/123873784@N02/sets/72157669739657854/
Paddles summary page (By year) - https://www.flickr.com/photos/123873784@N02/collections
Paddle Point
Great Cornard, Suffolk CO10, UK

Great Cornard Weir - Picture in low water conditions
Paddle Point
1 Chome-11 Kamifukubara, Yonago-shi, Tottori-ken 683-0004, Japan

Nice stop point here with pub on right of river and tables

Paddle Point

not noticed in high water

Paddle Point
1 Chome-11 Kamifukubara, Yonago-shi, Tottori-ken 683-0004, Japan

Paddle Point

Regulator for water

Paddle Point
Bures, Suffolk CO8, UK

Good Start point from here to Nayland approx 6 miles. Park in free carpark and walk boats to water edge.

Paddle Point
1 Chome-11 Kamifukubara, Yonago-shi, Tottori-ken 683-0004, Japan

Portage here on river right.

Paddle Point
1 Chome-11 Kamifukubara, Yonago-shi, Tottori-ken 683-0004, Japan

River Splits weir on right channel - access through private garden on left channel

Paddle Point
1 Chome-11 Kamifukubara, Yonago-shi, Tottori-ken 683-0004, Japan

approx 50m portage, steep on down stream side

Paddle Point
Nayland, Suffolk CO6, UK

Roadside parking approx 150m accross green. pontoon

Paddle Point
Nayland, Suffolk CO6, UK

Nice triple weir with good portage

Paddle Point
Nayland, Suffolk CO6, UK

pontoon in garden of very nice pub (can't remember the name, sorry)

The pub is called The Anchor
Paddle Point

pontoon in beer garden opposite Swan pub

Paddle Point
1 Chome-11 Kamifukubara, Yonago-shi, Tottori-ken 683-0004, Japan

Paddle Point
1 Chome-11 Kamifukubara, Yonago-shi, Tottori-ken 683-0004, Japan

20m portage

Paddle Point
1 Chome-11 Kamifukubara, Yonago-shi, Tottori-ken 683-0004, Japan

Paddle Point
Dedham, Essex CO7, UK

upstream from lock

Paddle Point
Dedham, Essex CO7, UK

Paddle Point
Dedham, Essex CO7, UK

not passable

Paddle Point
Dedham, Essex CO7, UK

beach on mill pond

Paddle Point
Dedham, Essex, UK

pontoon in car park, cafe and pubs near by


Photo taken on 4th January 2017
Paddle Point
East Bergholt, Suffolk CO7, UK

Up stream from lock, 150m portage, tourist trap! there is car parking but I've never used it! (bet you have to pay)

Paddle Point
East Bergholt, Suffolk CO7, UK

Paddle Point
East Bergholt, Suffolk CO7, UK

down stream from Flatford lock, approx 150m portage around lock, mind the tourists! coffee/cake shop on 'suffolk' bank!

Paddle Point
Brantham, Suffolk CO11, UK

Pontoon put in/out approx 50m from car park

Photo of car-park
Photo looking from Picnic area to the River Stour
Paddle Point
1 Chome-11 Kamifukubara, Yonago-shi, Tottori-ken 683-0004, Japan

easy launch two hours either side of high water, park at top of beach

Paddle Point
Shotley Gate, Suffolk, UK

Slipway next to road. Roadside parking. Excellent burger and bacon van nearby!