By Erik Rasmussen
  • M48 of 2018
    Bow Creek - Castle Wharf & Hercules Wharf - Construction of a Flood Defence Wall & Tidal Terrace
  • M47 of 2018
    Bow Creek - Lower Lea Crossing - Arch Control

Weekend Thames Session

Kew Bridge River Section

Please arrive at the Centre 30 minutes before the scheduled “on-water” start time. This ensures that all have boats and kit ready so we can be on the water at the scheduled start time. If you are running late or for later changes please text the session leader at least an hour before if possible

WHERE: Brentford Boating Arch, Kew Bridge

WHEN: Saturday 26 May 2018, meet 10:10 BST.  On the Water 10:40 am (to get to Hampton court hopefully ~2pm) & then return before~6.30pm

HW @ Kew Bridge 13:22 BST

LW  @ Kew Bridge 21:46 BST  see  Admiralty Easy tide for further details if required.

Day time paddle to build up stamina for sea paddles with sight – seeing

Forecast is sunshine & cloud – reaching 22 degrees. Winds from NE.  We will go upstream & aim to get to Hampton court, but may stop sooner if this isn’t possible.   Lunch after we have landed – bring a picnic or buy from kiosk at Hampton Ct.

Session leader: Fiona (07957 180901) & Philippe


If you intend to come and bring your own boat please can you either let the session leader know, or send an email to

Please sign-up if you would like a place and will require use of boats and equipment.

If you haven’t paddled with the leader before please include your mobile number

Max number of paddlers = 6

The event have ended - no more registrations are allowed. Total Attendees: 6
# Name Phone
1. Tim Mansel
2. Richard H 07870902387
3. John L 07941132795
4. Philippa
5. Kate Eastwood 07973 626757
6. George O'Connor 07951442362


  • These sessions are not suitable for people with no or limited paddling experience you must meet our minimum prerequisites please refer to Trip and Session Guidelines.
  • Please make sure you read the Port of London Authority’s (PLA’s) Paddling on the Tideway – A Code of Practice for Paddling on the Tidal Thames 2017.  You may also refer to The River Thames Recreational Users Guide – Teddington to Sea Reach for further information.   See also CKC Guide to the Thames Rowing Zones.
  • Lights are required when paddling in the evenings after dark.  Bring appropriate waterproof torches with you if you have them. Otherwise lights may be borrowed from the club for a fee.
  • Follow any specific instructions that are given by the session leader, such as getting on the water and group management.
  • Neoprene spray decks are available.
  • Please look after any kit that is borrowed – treat it as if it is your own.
  • Consider bringing a bottle of water with you – especially in periods of warmer weather given the distances that are covered on the session.
  • Even when in a group with an experienced paddler, everyone on the river is responsible for their own safety, keeping a look out and navigating in a correct manner to avoid collisions or causing a collision, etc.
  • Failure to comply with PLA rules can result in you being fined £5,000.