10 of the UK’s best rivers

Ten of the best spots for waterborne thrills, as chosen by you

River Taf

It has to be the River Taf! The sea trout fishing is some of the best in the country, as is the canoeing between Login and Whitland.

Huw Papton

River Welland

The River Welland flows through Stamford |Visit Britain

The River Welland flows through Stamford |Visit Britain

My local river. It’s perfect for a Sunday afternoon canoe, complete with a stop in beautiful Stamford for a cream tea!

Kirsty Watkins

River Witham

One of the most tranquil, remote riverside bike rides I’ve done, it follows an old railway line along the river from Lincoln all the way to Boston some 30 miles later.

Ann Sowter

River Tryweryn

Whitewater rafting awaits| Visit Wales

Whitewater rafting awaits| Visit Wales

The best whitewater spot in Wales. It’s riddled with bubbling, bouncy rapids before spilling out into Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake).

Euan Robinson

River Findhorn

Anyone who loves whitewater kayaking has to head here, especially in spring when the snow has melted and river is devilishly good fun!

Ben Macintosh

River Dart

Bridge across the River Dart | Fotolia.com

Bridge across the River Dart | Fotolia.com

Home to one of my favourite day walks, The Dart Valley Trail, which runs from Dittisham to Totnes. Head further upriver, to Staverton, for a wild swim in surprisingly warm waters.

Eddie Haines

River Spey

The River Spey is my favourite, thanks to miles of canoe-able waters (and plenty of distilleries!).

Gerry Williams

River Stour

Along this river is a secluded spot made for wild swimming. That’s all I’m going to say!

Jen Hibbard

River Dove

The Peak District's finest|VisitBritain / Tony Pleavin

The Peak District’s finest|VisitBritain / Tony Pleavin

A hiking and fly fishing haven which twists its way through the wild Peak District.

James Goddage

Annacloy River

Its rapids make it my go-to spot for kayaking. Anglers will love the trout fishing lower down the river as well.

Ryan Davis