How to get there - A1 from north or south, then A1068 to Amble.
For those with SatNav the postcode is NE65 0YP.
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Suggested Launch Site - Launch from The Braids picnic site. Turn off A1068 at sign for Amble Marina and follow car park sign to left. Park adjacent to river. Access can be muddy at low tide.
Description - A gentle half day paddle on the tidal section of the river Coquet.
Time your start to enable you to pass the weir just upstream of The Braids about 1hr 30min before high tide. Using the tide head upstream with great views of Warkworth Castle. Excellent for bird watching. Just under the road bridges in Warkworth you can beach and enjoy a picnic on the village green. Continue upstream passing the Hermitage on the right [English Heritage] as far as Coquet Lodge Weir. Return downstream and spend as long as you wish exploring the estuary and harbour downstream. River trip is about 5 miles return but can be extended by paddling around the estuary and exploring the north bank of the river.
Comments on this trip
Nigel Shuttleworth 20 Jun 2011
An alternative launch site is from the car park behind the Church in Warkworth village. There is a grass ramp leading directly to a small 'beach' at low and half tide and is less distance to portage than launching from the Braid at Amble. From here you can paddle downstream to Amble harbour, or at high tide up to the weir.