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Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Loe Beach to Ruan Lanihorne Bridge

Possibly one of the nicest river trips in Cornwall? But make sure you plan to do on an incoming tide and ride out on the outgoing tide, that’s unless you want to be stuck miles from anywhere surrounded by mud.

So much bird-life and wonderful countryside views with mile after mile of untouched woods and fields running down to the water’s edge. Much of it is owned by Lord Falmouth so no camping allowed.

A fine trip to do if a coastal paddle is too dangerous and it would be a great trip to do on a sit-on kayak, but make sure you take lunch as there are no shops. We launched at Loe Beach in the upper end of a SW force 3 but as soon as we turned the corner at Turnaware Bar it was smooth and calm. The forecast was for the wind to get stronger, and it certainly did! The last mile home was against a solid force 5 with chop and waves to match.

Wildlife Observed: Grey heron (c.10), Little egret (30+), Mute swan (c.10), Canada goose (c.80), Wigeon (c.30), Curlew (c.5), Greenshank (1), Osprey (2), Buzzard (2), Kingfisher (4) Deer (many)
Look For: 
Birds and Wildlife
Pill Creek
Turnaware Point
Trelissick House
King Harry Ferry
Moored Ships
Smugglers Cottage

Mud (lots of it at anything but high tide)
Tidal current at Turnaware Bar
Other river users
King Harry Ferry
Wind can get brisk at times in river sections

Paddle No: 32
Date: 7/10/2014
Wind: Force 3 - 5 SW
Temperature: 14 degrees
Weather: Overcast, some sun.
Distance Covered: 11.7 miles
Duration: 4 hrs
Access: Easy launch from Loe Beach
Sea state: Smooth on river but with large chop and medium wave on return.
Kayaks: Nigel Dennis Romany, P&H Quest

    Loe Beach
    to Ruan Lanihorne

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