River Ouse - Paddle Clean Up

Plastic is now everywhere, but don't despair... as it is a man-made issue, we can do something about it.   Paddlers are in a unique position, as we can collect plastic from places others are unable to access.

There are other positive impacts to a Paddle Cleanup too:

  • Helps protect wildlife and minimise pollution.
  • Brings you closer to nature and all the magical benefits that brings
  • Makes you feel awesome
  • In fact - you become an everyday hero - who wouldn't want that!

We are running an eco-adventure for #RubbishRebels along with #PaddleCleanup founder and local podcast host Clare Talks Rubbish.  Clare is also a member of the Oceans 8 Brighton team who were behind the biggest ever beach clean in the Uk, on Brighton Beach after Pride this year.

Clare has paddled three groundbreaking expeditions, the width of England, Length of Wales and remote Scottish Islands cleaning up rubbish from our waterways and beaches and finding solutions to divert waste from landfill.  We will also be collecting data for the Surfers Against Sewage Great Autumn River Cleanup and Clare will be launching her Paddle Cleanup Toolkit which she has been working on with British Canoeing to empower paddlers across the nation to do their bit.

Our #paddlecleanup will be taking place on the river Ouse in Sussex. We'll meet for a 10:00 start and will be clearing every piece of rubbish we can find between Barcombe Mills to Hamsey Weir, just north of Lewes, finishing around 14:00.

All kayaking and safety equipment will be provided, except personal clothing. Everyone is welcome to join us, but its not recommended for children under 12.

Booking Details

Event Date 19-10-2019 10:00 am
Spaces 24
Price £50.00
Instructor Paul N

Venue Information - The Kayak Coach - River Ouse Barcombe


Barcombe Mills Car Park, Barcombe Mills Road


Barcombe Mills car park doesn't have a post code. However the post code BN8 5RU will get you to Clayhill Service Station on the A26. If traveling along A26 from Lewes, Clayhill Service Station is the red fronted petrol station on your left hand side. Just before the petrol station there is a junction on your left signposted Barcombe, if you take that road the car park is approximately 3/4 mile on your right hand side.


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