Canoe Days Out

Kent - River Medway - Yalding to East Peckham (Oak Weir) or Teston

This page was submitted by David and Rhoda Wilson (E-mail this submitter)
How to get there - Recommended roadside parking on B2162 just over canal bridge east of Yalding station. From here you can put in below or above the lock, and parking is free.

For those with SatNav the nearest postcode is ME18 6HH.

The better known car park on Yalding Lees by the weir is for those who want to get straight in the water and play in the sluice outflow.

Get a map with driving directions to start (enter the postcode of your starting point at A)

Suggested Launch Site - The Medway here is in a canal cut. Easy bankside put in from portage points either above lock (for East Peckham) or below lock (for Teston)

General Description - 7 miles return to Teston Lock; 6 miles return to Oak Weir Lock (one intermediate lock)

A generally wide open valley with little development except in East Peckham itself.

East Peckham was the place where the first speeding summons in Britain was issued, in 1896, Mr Arnold being fined one shilling for doing 8 mph.

Photos have been supplied by Matt Oseman, whos own version of this trip is here.

Comments on this trip

Keith Day
22 Feb 2010
Over recent years the Environment Agency have beed very active in providing aditional facilities for canoeist. See the link "Medway Canoe Trail" in the links section for details.


River Medway Access (including suggested portages)
Medway canoe Trail

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