Low Tide River Wade in Deptford Creek
Join us for guided adventure in Deptford Creek for adults and accompanied children ages 9+. Wade in a wild river and experience a different perspective of London history and urban wildlife. Led by our conservationist with 30 years’ experience, we guarantee you some good, clean, muddy fun! The expeditions lasts about two hours. Participants need to be reasonably fit as you will be walking on the bed of a wild river. We provide waders, a waterproof and a walking stick and suggest you wear old clothes. Advance booking is essential.
Numbers: 35 in total, individual bookings 1-6 people
Meeting point: Creekside Discovery Centre, 14 Creekside, Deptford, SE8 4SA Directions
Tickets: £12 adults, £10 seniors/students, £8 children
Oliver’s Island Adventure
Come on a visit to this special place on the Thames – Oliver’s island at Strand on the Green – and hear about the long history and its current environmental importance. With kind permission of the PLA, who own the island, we are able to offer places for a limited number of visitors to this normally ‘out of bounds’ site for a series of archaeologist-led tours by Dr Fiona Haughey.
Access to the island is courtesy of the London Kayak Company Ltd whose volunteers will check off each group before they access the kayaks and make sure each member has a lifejacket.
For those aged over 16 only. Please wear trainers or similar and lifejackets will be provided.
Times: 10am, 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am, 12 noon. ( 5 groups of 6 )
Venue: Strand on the Green Sailing Club, under Kew Rail Bridge (between City Barge and Bull’s Head pubs)
Lots Ait Boatyard Tour – Brentford
Come and discover Brentford’s best kept secret and learn about the importance of this small island on the Thames. Lots Ait is home to John’s Boat Works, the Two-Lipped Door Snail and a thriving community of boat dwellers. It was also a key location for the film ‘The African Queen’. Meet John and a former apprentice from the original boat yard and hear about Lots Ait’s amazing boat building history. View the ‘Back to the Future’ exhibition curated by Wendy Kloos and learn about its historic past and discover the natural environment of this small island and its wild inhabitants with archaeologists Dr Fiona Haughey and Ynys Crowston-Boaler.
Suitable for accompanied children over 12 yrs.
Venue: Meet at Goat Wharf (by the gate on 10mins beforehand) adjacent to 41 High Street, Brentford, TW8 0BB
Strand-on-the-Green foreshore walk
Come and explore the Thames foreshore at Strand on the Green with London Mudlark, Lara Maiklem. Here you’ll find evidence of the ancient past to the recent present beneath your feet and before your eyes. Uncovered twice a day, the dynamic inter-tidal zone reveals its secrets so come and see this precious resource for yourself before it erodes away.
Suitable for accompanied children aged over 7.
Please come with sensible footwear. (boots or wellies)
Venue: Meet outside the Bull’s Head pub, Strand on the Green.
Time: 2.30 – 4.30pm
Cost: £3 per person
Foreshore Activities – River Dipping and Seine Netting
On the Foreshore at Strand-on-the-Green there will be children’s activities including river dipping, water testing and games designed to explain and increase understanding of what’s going on in the river run by the environmental charity Thames21. Alongside this will be seine netting supervised by ZSL and the Institute of Fisheries management to show you what lives in the Thames. The Environment Agency will have a fish tank displaying live fish from the river.
Venue: Strand on the Green Embankment W4 3RE
Times: River Dipping from 11am. Seine netting 1pm to 4pm
Cost: Free to all but bring your wellies
Beckton Nature Reserve to open up for Tidefest
We’re going to open the Thames Water Beckton Nature Reserve.
- Half-hour walks of the nature reserve on the hour, every hour
- A 1.5hr bird watching walk at midday through the nature reserve and down to the mouth of the River Roding at low tide
- Crafts for kids including bird box assembling and painting; making wildlife masks
- Mini-beasting for kids (and adults!)
Venue: Attendees should head for the Showcase Cinema car park in Jenkins Lane, Barking, IG11 0AD from where the event will signposted (a 5-10 minute walk)
Booking: Just turn up.
Cost: FREE OF CHARGE
Join the Wandle Trust (part of the South East Rivers Trust) and the Friends of Ravensbury Park for a river cleanup on Sunday 10th September.
Meeting place: Ravensbury Park, check the Wandle Trust website at to see the exact meeting spot.
Time: 11am to 3pm
What to expect: Volunteers will be invited to borrow a pair of chest waders and clear rubbish from the river, or litter pick around the park.
What to wear: Old clothes you don’t mind getting muddy, and working footwear such as boots or wellies.
What to bring: Bring along a packed lunch and Teas & Coffees will be supplied.
More information: Call Polly on 0833 497599 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
50 peg Thames Tideway Angling Championship
The Thames Tideway Angling Championship has been a huge success in recent years with weights of 30lb plus winning the match and over 30 anglers competing. 2017 looks like being the biggest and best yet so get yourself booked in !
We will be fishing three zones this year; the gravel foreshore downstream of Kew Bridge on the north bank, and below Chiswick road bridge and Barnes railway bridge on the south, where there are large shoals of roach, dace and bream. Waders are essential and wading up to thigh depth is allowed within the confines of your peg. All species can be weighed in except eels. The use of an easily moveable platform or tripod is advised as you will be following the tide down. The details are below and further information will be circulated nearer the time. Good luck!
Date and Time: Sunday September 10th – Fishing 9.00 am – 2.00 pm (depending on tides)
Draw: 7.00 am Strand on the Green, Kew Bridge, London W4 3RE
Tides at Kew Bridge: High – 6.06 am. Low – 1.52 pm
THIS MATCH IS NOW SOLD OUT
For a round-up of last years event click the link below
Family Fishing Event
Do you fancy a day out with the family with lots of different fun activities ?
Would you like to introduce a member of your family or a friend to fishing ?
Maybe you are a beginner or an existing angler looking to brush up on your skills ?
The get along to the Thames Water Family Fishing Day run in collaboration with Get Hooked on Fishing and The Angling Trust. All sessions are Free with fishing tackle provided and instruction from our friendly licensed coaches, plus loads of other activities for anglers and non anglers alike.
Sep 10th – 11.00am – 4pm
Thames Water’s Walthamstow Angling Academy, N17 9NH
For more information cal Sam Edmonds on 07548737624 or email email@example.com