River Ivel Trip 08/03/14


River Ivel

Meet: Meet at the put in at 9.30am on Saturday.

Finish: At the take out at about 3pm on Saturday.

Level: The Ivel is a great river for both novice and more experienced paddlers alike. It is essentially a flat paddle on a slow moving river, but there are three or four weirs which can be challenging or easy dependent on river levels. All weirs can easily be run or, if necessary, portaged. You will need to be able to paddle for at least three hours at an easy pace; white water experience is NOT required.

Equipment: Please remember that we are still into winter and you need to bring appropriate clothing, tracksuits and highly absorbent wind-breakers are NOT suitable attire. Ideally you should be wearing a wetsuit or cag with a thermal under layer at the very least. I would highly recommend a warm change of clothes for after and possibly even a wooly beanie (hat) which you can keep in the boat. Pogies would be an excellent idea.

Helmets WILL be required for certain parts of the river.

Food: We generally have lunch along the way, so please bring whatever you intend to eat for lunch as there are no shops on the river. I would recommend that you bring a warm beverage if possible.

Put in: The GPS co-ordinates are: 52.119921, -0.283445, this is a layby off the A1 in New Road. The maps below will give a better idea as well as a picture of the layby.

Ivel Put In 1


Ivel Put In 2


Take out: We will drive in convoy to the take out, but the easiest way to find it is to drive to the Tempsford Town Hall (SG19 2AW).

Any Questions feel free to email me,


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