Section length: 22 km
The route from Zamostne to Reda should be considered moderately difficult and arduous. The Reda riverbed, sometimes narrower, sometimes wider, features many obstacles such as thresholds, bridges and footbridges, where, unfortunately, portage is necessary. The trip starts in Zamostne, from where paddling is easy and pleasant. The route is cleared and regulated. Before Lake Orle, there are 4 water thresholds, which some prefer to dodge and decide to portage their kayaks along the local road. You enter the lake, where it is not easy to spot the river outflow point. Further on, you enter the Reda River canal, built in the 19th century to carry marlstone from the lake to the cement mill in Wejherowo. This river stretch is wide and easy. You pass a gate on the left, behind which is the former Reda riverbed. It is also navigable, particularly when the water level is high. Close to the cement mill, there is an arduous portage (at this point, road transport to the kayak marina at Ofiar Piaśnicy street is recommended). When launching your kayak, use particular caution as the bank is very high. Downstream of the cement mill, the Reda speeds up rapidly. After passing under the bridge on the road from Wejherowo to Krokowa, the route meanders noticeably and fallen trees are found in the riverbed. It’s a very interesting section. Nature on one side and the hustle and bustle of the town on the other. You pass under a railway bridge, where you should watch out for a rocky water threshold. Further on, there is a fork in the river – it’s better to follow the left branch, as on the right one there is a large 1-metre drop. It is dangerous in particular for inexperienced kayakers. When the branches join again, you reach the city park in Reda.