Canoe Days Out

Yorkshire - River Derwent - Barmby on the Marsh to Thorganby or Return

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How to get there - Turn off M62 towards Howden at JT 37, Head left at roundabout towards Goole. Take 2nd exit at next roundabout (Ferry pub on left). Turn off this road towards Knedlington and follow road all the way to Barmby on the Marsh. At end of road head through wrought iron gates and park in car park to access river.

For those with SatNav the postcode is DN14 7HU

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Suggested Launch Site - Barmby Barrage. An excellent floating jetty makes a very easy ingress to water.

General Description - A nice little trip down the river with lots of wildlife and several Swans. River is not tidal due to the Barrage so is mostly a millpond to paddle on making some lovely scenery with a mirror image in the water. Turn round when you want for a return trip or carry on to Thorganby (11 miles) where there is a fantastic pub on Ferry lane (The Ferryboat Inn - YO19 6DD).

Comments on this trip

York Man
27 Aug 2011
Found it harder work than expected, even in a Hudson inflatable. Quite a few locals swimming upstream so clearly a well used stretch of water for recreation. Lovely Day...

19 Apr 2010
Pleasant river Good parking with clean toilets and an easy launch.Beware of the soft mud on the banks.Pilgrim


The Ferryboat Inn
Barmby on the Marsh

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