Review of slipway access to the River Cuckmere meanders for paddlesport users

Closed 14 Dec 2020

Opened 26 Oct 2020


Buzz Active Cuckmere operates the Paddle Sports Centre from a building known as The Barn, located on the Cuckmere Meanders at Exeat.

The slipway at the front of the building is part of the Buzz operation and also open to the public and licenced commercial operators.  The increased popularity of the Meanders has seen a sharp increase in the numbers of people wanting to use the water and launch from the slipway. As space is limited, users increasingly launch from the bank next to the slipway, which is causing irreparable damage. In order to address this concern and ensure the Meanders remain open for everyone, funding is being sought to enable the preservation of the riverbank and the ongoing protection of our beautiful and unique country park.

Why we are consulting

We are consulting water users and visitors of the Country Park to understand the level of support for putting measures into place to safeguard the bank against further damage and erosion and to extend the capacity of the slipway with a modular, floating pontoon, designed to be in keeping with the natural beauty of the park.

Keeping the Meanders open, but protected, for all is a fundamental belief of Buzz Active and we would appreciate a few moments of your time to complete this survey that will help decision making in the future.

What happens next

Thsnk you for completing the survey, your answers will form an important element in the applications for funding to improve the access to the Meanders for all paddleport users.

Happy paddling and see you on the water!


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Sport and leisure