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On 21 Aug 2009 at 6:23pm mary-anne wrote:
can anyone tell me where I can find out where the general public can launch a canoe on the river ouse or any other river or lake in east sussex?
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On 21 Aug 2009 at 8:33pm Hotlips wrote:
You can launch your canoe on the ouse river down at the Anchor at Barcombe but from the field opposite the pub,you may get told you carnt but you can as it is a public right of way/footpath...
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On 22 Aug 2009 at 6:46pm Smiler wrote:
About the only place to put a canoe in in lewes is just behind the Harveys brewery. or you could try joining the 'rowing' club except they only want people with boats you can't row.
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On 22 Aug 2009 at 9:28pm Lewes Kayaker wrote:
I kayak on the Ouse often, and have tried (many times) to launch from the boat club in South Street, but they insist that you have to be a member to use their slipway, but yes the best and easiest way to launch is indeed behind Harveys, just make sure you time it right because at low tide you are stranded on the river and CANNOT get off!! Happy cruising.

Lewes Kayaker x
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On 23 Aug 2009 at 12:40am Smiler wrote:
You can get off under Cliffe Bridge at low tide but you have to hoik your kayak up some steps and over a wall onto Riverside diners.
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On 23 Aug 2009 at 9:31am expat wrote:
We used to go in at Shoreham.
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On 23 Aug 2009 at 9:57am MC wrote:
You are allowed to launch your canoe under the road bridge at Barcombe Mills. There are steps so it's quite easy. From there you can kayack on the tidal stretch of the Ouse up to Lewes and even Newhaven. You need to be aware of tides. If they are big (like they are at the moment) fighting them can be hard.
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On 24 Aug 2009 at 6:24pm spartacus wrote:
There is a slipway down by the bridge at Southease. I've used that to to put in my rowing boat a couple of times and there's room to park your car as well!
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On 24 Aug 2009 at 7:20pm slave 1 wrote:
I am Spartacus
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On 24 Aug 2009 at 8:37pm slave 2 wrote:
I am Spartacus, and so is my wife
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On 25 Aug 2009 at 10:03am tony curtis wrote:
No. I'm Spartacus.
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On 25 Aug 2009 at 1:01pm Brian wrote:
Well who am I then ???....
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On 25 Aug 2009 at 1:29pm slave 2 wrote:
You must be a very naughty boy!
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On 2 Sep 2016 at 3:19pm paul wrote:
I have been on the Ouse at several places. From the anchor inn, easiest is launch from the pub car park, then squeeze under the bridge. Pub told me this is ok. North of lewes on incoming high tide is beautiful (hw 2 hrs after newhaven). Up from hamsey is also good, but beware stones and weir unless you have high water level.
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On 2 Sep 2016 at 3:29pm paul wrote:
Regarding ouse below lewes: its really tidal, with high muddy banks. A trip from southease catching the incoming tide is possible, though no view except the banks! Get off at tesco in lewes, picnic, watch the tide turn, then rejoin the travelator for the return trip. Faster, high muddy banks, and make sure you don't miss your exit or you will be swept to newhaven! Expect a muddy ramp as you climb out of the river channel,
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On 2 Sep 2016 at 3:37pm paul wrote:
About the Lewes access: From the south end of the Tesco car park Is ok. Exiting at low water is challenging yet possible. You can go aground, empty the canoe, then climb up and drag the canoe after you. Phew!
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On 15 Jul 2017 at 6:08pm jason wrote:
I am spatacus
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On 15 Jul 2017 at 6:10pm jason wrote:
I am Spartacus


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