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Sculling/Rowing in and around Lewes

On 26 Feb 2018 at 1:59pm Jg123 wrote:
Hi, I recently moved to central lewes, and was wondering whether there are any opportunities to row/scull in the area. I've checked Lewes rowing club website but it is fairly unhelpful. Thanks
On 26 Feb 2018 at 2:33pm sculler wrote:
Try the Pells
On 26 Feb 2018 at 3:14pm Info wrote:
The river !!
On 26 Feb 2018 at 3:46pm Canoeman wrote:
I haven't seen any rowers or scullers but no reason why not if the river is wide enough for you. I canoe through Lewes regularly. Cliffe bridge and to a lesser extent the a27 bridge could cause problems depending on your width. South of this bridge you will find the river slower flowing and wider. The tide starts coming into lewes about 2 hours before high tide at Newhaven and high tide in Lewes is an hour after Newhaven. Another factor to consider is the rapids just below Cliff bridge at low tide. Launching is not easy unless you join the rowing club but you can get a canoe in at Phoenix bridge by Tesco's. It is muddy and would depend how strong you are and how heavy your boat. I'm. Looking forward to a proper launch when north street is developed.
To conclude, it is possible, legally permitted but not without problems. Hope to see you on the ouse.
On 26 Feb 2018 at 5:40pm jg123 wrote:
@canoeman thank you for your response. It does seem that getting the boat in the water without causing damage will be the biggest problem, I will keep my out though for a better landing.
On 26 Feb 2018 at 9:15pm Archie wrote:
You can join Lewes Rowing Club as a canoe member. It's cheap, there's a lot of valuable experience on hand and great facilities. Email the club.
On 27 Feb 2018 at 8:59pm A Person wrote:
Newhaven has a Cornish Gig which is a wonderful sight on the river near Piddinghoe, and also out to sea. They're rowing on the Thames in September - check them out!
On 27 Feb 2018 at 10:41pm Belle wrote:
The town steps to the river are by the riverside centre but are blocked by the cafe. That's a legitimate
On 27 Feb 2018 at 10:42pm Belle wrote:
*legitimate launch site.
On 28 Feb 2018 at 11:35am Canoeman wrote:
I once looked into the whereabouts of a key to the launch by the bridge but was thwarted. Does anyone know how to get it? I used to put my canoe over the top of it but the steps themselves are covered in mud and you are launching into a fast flowing bit of river so it is not an ideal launch, even with a key.
On 28 Feb 2018 at 5:00pm Belle wrote:
Have you tried at Riverside cafe ? And also town council might know...

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