River Hamble
The Hamble estuary is a particularly nice place to go canoeing in Hampshire. The section upstream from Swanwick is very pleasant and rural, with plenty of birdlife, and there are two particularly lovely creeks to explore at high tide, where only canoes can easily go. A little caution is required, as the tidal currents can be strong, particularly near the road and rail bridges where there are many moored and moving boats for canoes and kayaks to avoid too. Like any open water, the Hamble is exposed to wind, and not a place for canoeing on a windy day.