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welcome to river severn canoes

We're now closed for the season and re-open again in April 2024. 

Looking to hire a canoe on the River Severn or a Kayak on the Kinver canal? We offer a range of self-guided canoe & kayak trips on the River Severn & Canal including Bridgnorth-Arley, Hampton Loade- Bewdley (NEW) Bridgnorth to Hampton Loade, Bridgnorth to Bewdley and Kayak trips based at The Vine in Kinver.  Our expert instructors will ensure you have all the information and guidance you need to ensure a fun & safe experience on the water!

canoe hire on the River Severn...

Hire a canoe & enjoy a canoe trip on the River Severn (the longest river in the UK) and enjoy all that the Severn Valley has to offer. We'll help make your canoe hire experience extra special, by sharing our knowledge of the river and giving top tips on how to get the most out of your day.

The best stretch of the River Severn for paddling runs 14 miles from Bridgnorth in Shropshire to Bewdley in Worcestershire, with a choice of up to three routes, depending on how long you want to canoe for. Bridgnorth to Bewdley (5-6 hrs), Bridgnorth to Arley (4hrs), Bridgnorth to Hampton Loade (2hrs) or Hampton Loade to Arley (2hrs). Hiring a canoe on the River Severn is a brilliant day out for families, couples and friends and is the is the perfect way to enjoy the great outdoors. You can now get the Steam Train back to your car when you paddle to Arley or Bewdley when you select the tickets on booking! Find out more...

HIRE A kayak on the kinver canal

Go kayaking on the Kinver Canal, based at the Vine pub at weekends & school holidays. Enjoy a kayak trip and a pub meal, the perfect day out! 

Make memories, go paddling...Find out more...

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river severn canoe & kayak hire

Christmas Gift


from £5

Treat friends and family to a River Severn Canoes Gift Card that can be personalised with a message of your choice. A gift experience is the ideal present. 



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Hampton Loade

to Arley 

5 miles

Enjoy a lunchtime start and hire a canoe from Hampton Loade to Arley which is a leisurely 2 hour paddle down the River Severn finishing in Arley, where there is the Harbour pub, cafe and Severn Valley Railway.



lady waving at a steam train on the river severn


10 miles

NEW 2023- Take the morning heritage train from Bewdley to Hampton Loade (optional) for a lunchtime start at Hampton Loade to Bewdley, stopping in Arley along the way (approx 4 hours)

What a lovely day out!



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to Arley

10.5 miles

Enjoy a canoe trip down the River Severn, starting in Bridgnorth and paddling down to Arley. This takes approximately 4 hours, with a picnic stop along the way or a late lunch at The Harbour in Arley. This is our most popular canoe trip.



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Kinver Kayak hire
The Vine Inn
90 minutes

Hire a sit on top kayak and enjoy a leisurely paddle on the picturesque canal in Kinver, near Stourbridge. We're based at The Vine Pub so you can enjoy a 90 minute kayak & woodfired pizza at the pub afterwards if you wish-the perfect afternoon!



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kayak courses
for kids

new 2023!

NEW 2023- Book your kids on to our new 4 week British Canoeing Paddle Discover Awards Kayaking Course in Kinver. Look out for our September course, coming soon!



canoe on the river severn about to go under a bridge


to Bewdley

14 miles

For a longer canoe trip on the river choose this 5-6 hour trip, taking you all the way from Bridgnorth to Bewdley. There are picnic stops along the way and you can also stop at The Harbour in Arley for lunch.



girl canoeing on the river severn


to Hampton loade

5 miles

Ideal for families and beginners wanting a shorter canoe trip, take in the sights on your canoe journey Bridgnorth to Hampton Loade which takes around 2 hours. The perfect family day out, with a few small rapids along the way! 



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school & group
day adventures

new 2023!

School and group adventures are now available with our partners at Bear Creek Adventures in Kinver. Kayaking & a range of other exciting activities are now available!




Hire a canoe on the river severn

Whether you want to hire canoes from Bridgnorth to Arley or enjoy a shorter 5 mile trip from Bridgnorth to Hampton Loade, we've got some great canoeing days out for you, your family & friends. If you prefer kayaking & want an easier paddle, hire our sit on top kayaks on the Kinver Canal...


"A few weeks ago we enjoyed a family trip on the river from Bridgnorth to Hampton Loade.

We were met by Monty who was very friendly and made you at ease, explaining everything we needed to know.

We will be back next year for the next part of the river".

— Trudi Cutler, Facebook Review 2020


"10/10, we really chose the best day! Our rep really made sure we understood and felt safe, we also had a really good time and what a beautiful view. We also saw the train pass a few times!

thank you! highly recommended"

Hope Lloyd, Facebook Review 

April 2021



We'd love to hear from you

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