Comments on this trip
29 Jun 2015
|make sure you stay within the shipping markers on the way in/out of the river on low water or close to it. It is easy to have no draft below you and I wouldnt fancy walking on the sandbanks as they can really suck on your feet. there ARE strong tides especially on springs, so take notice of the tide direction you are travelling in and make sure you have the energy, power and stamina to return to your start point.
04 Apr 2013
|Did this run today. Went up as far as the mouth to Poole Harbour. Was blowing a hoolie so took the sensible option of turning back. Very pleasurable route. Explored a mile or so upstream from start point and didn't encounter any problems.
09 Jun 2011
|Yes, the tides are strong, dont be fooled! also when the tides are at spring tides, the low water in the river is about six inches we had to get out of the kayak and walk up the centre of the river to get back to the public slipway !
20 Dec 2009
|If you want to paddle upstream you can go about half a mile to the normal tidal limit just short of the A351 road bridge. Beyond this you are into disputed territory and paddle at your own discretion.
26 Apr 2008
|To say that the tide is not very strong is ridiculous. I had to paddle tandem with an extra passenger against spring tide ebb1/2hr up the river to Wareham and paddling as fast as we could were only making about 1 knot max.