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AquaPaddle Chelmsford – Hoe Mill Lock

Winter Paddle on the Chelmer

The River Chelmer is to the north of Southend and runs through Chelmsford. It is the winter and bad weather alternative route for the AquaPaddle Southend team. The river is managed by Essex Waterways Limited and a day license or annual license will have to the purchased.

There is on the road parking here. Please park carefully as not to block the road for emergency or other large vehicles.

There are not any fixed cafes on site, so please bring your own refreshments.

Autumn paddling on the Chelmer

The Route is along a sheltered stretch of the Chelmer. The Launch meeting point is at How Mill Lock, where there is on street parking. If you are and experienced paddler and are interest in helping, contact the AquaPaddle Captain’s through the Discord Comms System or email AquaPaddle

River Chelmer, Essex
Flat water and gentle countryside

The River is wide enough for a reasonable number of AquaPadders. But it is important that you register early for the AquaPaddle to avoid disappointment as numbers are limited.

Quiet waterway

The Chelmer will generally be used when The Thames at Southend is unavailable due to poor weather conditions. Over time we hope that the Paddlers of Chelmsford will help out and volunteer to become Crew and make AquaPaddle Chelmer an all year round Location.