Stour Descent


Stour Descent 2018 is cancelled.

Unfortunately, this year we had to cancel Stour Descent due to concerns over paddlers safety.

We had quite severe weather last week, and after considering all circumstances we decided to cancel the race.

Apologies to all, but weather is out of our power.

See you next year


General information:

A 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: Sunday 2nd December 2018
Start: Sturminster Newton Mill
Finish: Bryanston School

Thanks to our sponsors: Bournemouth Canoes, South Coast Canoes, Bryanston School, Gorge Cafe.

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

Age Categories:
Junior, Senior, Veteran & Mixed

The race starts at 11:00am and 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. After the race there will be hot showers, warm changing rooms and refreshments. Entry Fee £12 per paddler (£15on the day), £5 extra for non BCU members.