Enjoy a kayaking trip from Lewes to Hamsey Weir in Sussex
- Brighton (East Sussex)
- Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
If you're looking for an exciting outdoor adventure, whether to
enjoy yourself with friends and family or to give as a unique
experience gift to a lucky recipient, then this Sussex Kayaking
River Trip is for you!
This is an exceptional opportunity to explore the stunning Sussex countryside from a brand-new perspective - from the River Ouse! This is a kayaking trip from Lewes to Hamsey Weir in East Sussex, and is perfect for kayaking beginners and families looking for a fun day out. The experience begins in the lovely market town of Lewes, where you'll meet your friendly kayaking instructors, who will give you a safety briefing and instruction on kayaking technique. Then it's time for the fun to begin as you'll head out on the water next to one of Lewes's most famous sights, the Harvey's Brewery. You will kayak through beautiful downland and will be able to admire magnificent views as you paddle; keep an eye out for classic country landmarks such as rolling fields, farm animals and churches - and also more unusual sights, including llamas, alpacas and a crocodile! You'll kayak to Hamsey Weird before heading back to Lewes where the trip finishes. Kayaking is both exhilarating and relaxing, and this is a day out that you'll never forget. With instructors on hand at all times to assist you, you'll soon feel confident and ready to begin your river adventure!
So whether you want to enjoy this fun activity yourself, would rather share the experience with friends or are looking for an exceptional gift for a loved one, nothing about this brilliant day out will disappoint!
The Sussex Kayaking River Trip is available all year round, subject to availability.
Minimum Age: 12
Experience Duration: 02:30
Time at Venue: 02:45
The Sussex Kayaking River Trip will last for approximately 2.5 hours.
Participants: The Sussex Kayaking River Trip - Lewes to Hamsey Weir is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: +10
Spectators Allowed on Site: No
The Sussex Kayaking River Trip is not suitable for spectators.
For your Sussex Kayaking River Trip you should bring along a wet suit or warm layers to paddle in; fleece material and wool are best. You should also bring a bottle of water and a snack for the half way point, and sun cream if it's a hot day. All kayaking equipment will be supplied for you by the centre. The trip finishes next to a Harvey's brewery, so it's usually a good idea to bring a little bit of money for a well-deserved drink afterwards!
The Sussex Kayaking River Trip can sometimes be affected by extremely adverse weather conditions; if the river conditions are unsuitable you will be able to reschedule.
This Kayak Experience was brilliant. Luckily for us it was a beautiful morning, which made the 2.5 hour kayak even more enjoyable. It suited me perfectly, as I was able to take my time throughout.
This experience was amazing! I especially enjoyed the leisurely pace that the group went at, as then I could take in the beautiful surroundings of the countryside and enjoy a sociable conversation with the other people in the group. I am quite an experienced kayaker, however I appreciated the slower speed as it was more relaxing to enjoy in the hot weather.
Heading over to Lewes, I couldn’t help but notice the perfect weather for our Kayak adventure. As Rebecca and I arrived at Phoenix Causeway West Car Park, I noticed the brightly coloured kayaks lined up all ready for us. You couldn’t miss it – it was such a practical meeting point as there were lots of parking spaces and it was right by the entrance to the river.
As we walked over to the group, we were greeted by Steven, our friendly guide, who quickly showed us to our kayaking gear. After a quick briefing, the group headed to the River Ouse with our kayaks. Within the group, there were 8 participants. For Rebecca and I, this was great, as it was a sociable tour and we love meeting new people.
Before setting off, we were all designated the right sized kayaks and given help adjusting our foot rest. It was also much appreciated when Steven gave us a few tips on the basic use of our paddles. By this point, Rebecca and I were extremely excited to begin exploring the natural beauty of Lewes from the river. The wonderful weather only got us more enthusiastic about the trip.
Once the whole group was on the river, we set off on our adventure. One of my favourite parts of this experience has to be the views while traveling from Lewes to Hamsey, through the scenic countryside surroundings. During the two and half hour tour, we kayaked past historical churches, farm animals and beautiful swans – one even led the tour for about 10 minutes as we went through a narrow part of the river!
During our midway stop, we pulled our kayaks onto the river bank, where we stretched our legs and enjoyed a truly beautiful landscape. It looked as though there was nothing for miles. Before we got back into our Kayaks, our wonderful instructor informed us of a small drop in the river that we could go through, or avoid. Everyone in the group was very keen to try something different and challenge themselves, and this was another fun part of the trip – I recommend going through it!
As the Lewes to Hamsey kayak experience is a round trip, I loved the fact the instructor knew a different route back to Lewes. This route was slightly more challenging, but more intriguing as it was a smaller river with more character to it. We went past a large farm house, under old brick bridges and through the over grown plants that nearly take over the river. This made the whole experience feel like a real adventure!
As we emerged back onto the main river, the instructor got the group to come together for a short break and group chat. After this, we began our route back on the River Ouse, to Lewes. The instructor gave us a few last development tips as our confidence had grown from the start – this was really appreciated by the group. Once we could see the end in sight, our instructor went ahead to make sure our exit from the river was safe.
Our experience was extremely enjoyable, and I would definitely join another kayak adventure in the future. This tour is a perfect beginners’ course, for all people and abilities – decide yourself whether you’d like a slow or fast pace!
A massive thank you to The Kayak Coach for having us and for a really pleasant experience!
Yes, you can select 'additional participants' and add up to five people to your voucher.
The Lewes to Hamsey Weir Kayaking Trip begins outside Harvey's Brewery in Lewes. Once a booking has been made, the supplier will send over the exact location of the starting point for your Kayaking experience.