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Cuckmere Valley Tidal Tour

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Sunday 23 September 2018, 07:30 - 16:30


 TIDAL TOUR (10 miles)


Sunday 23rd September 2018


Meet at the MCC Clubhouse in time to depart at 7.30am. (Note early start!)

Drive in convoy to Seven Sisters Country Park, Exeat, Sussex.

OS Landranger Map No 199 GR519995.    Estimated arrival 09:15am. It will be necessary to pay for parking (£3.50 last year and you will  need coins)

Launch onto the Oxbow Lake 09:45 and paddle approx ½ km to the tidal River Cuckmere at Exeat Bridge GR514994.

Portage over embankment onto tidal river . Note: Information suggests that in order to have tidal assistance inland to Alfriston, it is necessary to get on the water here approx. 1½  hours before high tide, High Tide today is 11:09am.  To avoid an impossibly early start from MCC we will aim to be here by  10:00am). It’s a Spring Tide so we get maximum help travelling inland.

Paddle inland to a point just beyond Alfriston (GR524036) where we will disembark and picnic while we wait for the tide to turn. (Arrive approx 11:30am – Depart when current allows, say 12:30pm)

Return to Seven Sisters Car Park (estimated arrival 14:15pm – leave 14:45pm)

Return to MCC Clubhouse (estimated arrival 16:30pm)

All with ability to paddle a 10 mile tour on flat water welcome. Touring kayaks especially suitable but general purpose kayaks will be acceptable. Please bring packed lunch and wear suitable windproof/waterproof clothing.


For further information please contact Norman Brooks on Tel. No. 01634 241350,

e-mail:  or contact any MCC Committee Member

Location Seven Sister Country Park
Contact Norman

Disclaimer: all our trips are run by club members like you, and unless specifically described otherwise are peer paddles.  If you think that you would benefit from the support of a formal river leader or coach, please contact the trip organiser in advance - we can usually arrange something!  Otherwise you should be confident that your own ability matches the trip as planned.  If your trip is being led by someone - a more experienced paddler, river leader or a coach - it is your responsibility to mention any medical or other issues which may arise during the trip.