Stour Descent


  • We’re delighted to say that 2023 race preparations have already been launched and the race is now being planned with British Canoeing support.  More news will be posted up in the coming months.


An established annual 13.5 mile Race on the River Stour taking the form of a time trial that includes: one optional shoot, one obligatory shoot and a compulsory portage. A hard and exciting combination for an enjoyable days racing!

Date: t.b.c for 2023
Start: Sturminster Newton Mill
Finish: Bryanston School

Racing K1 & K2
Touring K1 & K2
Canadian, single & double

Age Categories:
Junior, Senior, Veteran & Mixed

Your attention is drawn to the fact that the course can be exacting with few access points. Hazards include sharp turns and shallows; trees are a special problem, especially after high rainfall.