Canoe Days Out

Lincolnshire - River Welland - Stamford to Wothorpe (& return)

How to get there - From the A1 northwest of Peterborough take the B1081 north into Stamford. Cross the railway then immediately before crossing the river turn left into Station Road. As the road turns sharp left enter the car park on the right.

For those with SatNav the postcode is PE9 2WB.

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

Suggested Launch Site - Cross the footbridge and launch on the right.

General Description - This is a short (three and a half mile) paddle upstream and downstream from Stamford.

Comments on this trip

Robert Aspey
19 Aug 2017
August 2017. I parked in the public car park in station road, the canoe access was from town meadows. I canoed upstream, but had to stop before the weir due to shallows and blockage by fallen trees and vegetation. I then had an enjoyable canoe down to the weir at Hudds Mill. There is a small grassed area on public access land where you can portage your canoe on the south bank just above the boom protecting boats from the weir. I then canoed back upstream. Not much current, but large areas of surface weed. With improved portage points this could be a great canoe touring river from Stamford to Spalding, and I have emailed the Environment Agency suggesting this.

Ben Powers
10 Jan 2016
I enjoyed a fun/strenuous paddle upstream from the Stamford Meadows car park when the water was very high/flooding. Obvious hazards from strainers but going upstream you at least know what you are getting in to. Great exercise in reading the water as you won't go anywhere if you get it wrong. Weir 100m or so upstream from the bridge/shallows pictured in this guide, serious stopper best avoided at high water.


The River Welland

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