Łeba is a river which surprises with changes – it delights with moraine shafts and mountain-like character to run quietly a moment later through the vast coastal plain. But best of all is what takes place in the end - at the mouth of the river there is an unique lake with “traveling” sand dunes.
The upper section to Lake Sianowskie is a very cumbersome, instead of canoeing expect more towing. Therefore, it is wise to start your trip at Lake Sianowskie. Reaching Lębork takes an average of four days. The place is charming, but it is not an easy river which runs through narrow streambed, the current is rapid, coastal bushes may hamper rowing.
You can choose the section between Miłoszewo and Bożepole Małe (22.5 km long) as a part of the process of obtaining Mountain Canoeing Badge PTTK- in terms of difficulty it is comparable to Łupawa or Jar Radunia. You should watch out for roots and stones located in the riverbed.
The route from Lebork to Łeba requires two days. It is already an easy section, which does not require experience. But unfortunately, the views are not that amazing... The only reason why it is worth spending these two days here is the vastness of the Lake Łebsko and the charm of the city Łeba. River runs to the lake through a plain with numerous drainage channels extending from its riverbed.
When passing through Słowiński National Park you have to remember that in order to get across the Lake Łebsko authorization from national park management is required. Unfortunately, since few kayakers drowned here, permits are issued very rarely, and provided that the meteorologists predict windless and sunny weather. Basin of Lake Łebsko has a sea-like character, on which the conditions are variable and all of a sudden you may face a high tide!
It is worth going all the way to the Baltic Sea. Six days of such a trip will provide you with interesting memories. We must add on Łeba you will not meet many kayakers who just want to tick another river off their lists.