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River Severn

canoe trips

Hire a canoe near you on the River Severn for an exiting self-guided canoe trip. Choose from a great selection of canoe trips & have a fun-filled day out on the water with friends & family.

Bridgnorth-arley

Bridgnorth-Arley Canoe Trip (the most popular one): Taking approximately 4 hours, with a lunch stop, this beautiful 10.5 mile paddle through the Severn Valley, takes you through scenic countryside and under bridges, all the way from Bridgnorth to Arley. Half way, you can stop for a picnic at a beach area in Hampton Loade. You'll finish your trip in Upper Arley, which is very pretty and has a footbridge, shop and pub. 

Meet point: Bridgnorth (Severn Park Parking). 

Collection point: Upper Arley

Suitable for: 7+ (Note: children under 14 require an adult in the canoe with them)

Lunch options: Enjoy a picnic or a pub lunch. Find out more. 

How to get back to your car: Severn Valley Railway (you can add tickets on booking with us), park a car at each end (there are carparks), taxi or there is a local bus service available. 

Price: £28 per adult & £14 under 18's plus online booking fee.

Hampton Loade to Arley

Hampton Loade- Arley Canoe Trip (the afternoon, shorter one): Paddle the popular route from Hampton Loade to Arley which is a relaxed 5 mile paddle downstream. Taking approximately 2 hours, with a picnic stop, this route offers delightful views and lots of pretty places to stop along the way. Finish your journey in Upper Arley, a picturesque Worcestershire village, with its lovely icecreams, footbridge, tearoom and pub. 

Meet point: Hampton Loade (car park next to the former River & Rail pub)

Collection point: Upper Arley

Suitable for: 7+ (Note: children under 14 require an adult in the canoe with them and an adult must accompany all children under 18)

How to get back to your car: Most people park a car at each end on this route or walk back (it's only 5 miles along the river). You also have the option to book a morning train from Arley to Hampton Loade (close to the canoe start point) via the Severn Valley Railway . There is also local bus service. 

Price: £24 per adult & £12 under 18's plus online booking fee.

 

Bridgnorth-Hampton Loade

Bridgnorth-Hampton Loade Canoe Trip (the easiest one): Hire a canoe in Bridgnorth and paddle this popular stretch of the River Severn, which is 5 miles and takes around 2 hours, with a picnic stop along the way.  Explore the little rapids and watch the countryside go by as you enjoy the sounds and sights of the river. How many bridges will you see along the way? Finish your journey in Hampton Loade and before you go, feed the many ducks and swans that like to hang around this part of the river.

Meet point: Bridgnorth

Collection point: Hampton Loade (carpark next to the former River & Rail pub)

Suitable for: 7+ (Note: children under 14 require an adult in the canoe with them and an adult must accompany all children under 18)

How to get back to your car:

Most people park a car at each end on this route or walk back along the river (it's only 5 miles). Alternatively there is a bus that runs between Hampton Loade & Bridgnorth.  

Price: £25 adults & £12 under 18's plus online booking fee. 


Bridgnorth-Bewdley

Bridgnorth - Bewdley Canoe Trip (the longest one): If you'd like a full day on the river, choose our longest canoe trip from Bridgnorth to Bewdley. This 14 mile trip takes around 5-6 hours and offers some magnificent scenery, rapids and bridges. Stop for a picnic at the little beach area in Hampton Loade or you can enjoy spot of lunch at the pub or cafe in Arley. Finish your journey in beautiful Bewdley, with its array of pubs, fish & chip shops and icecream parlour and get a taxi back to Bridgnorth or collect your car. 

Meet point: Severn Park, Bridgnorth

Collection point: Dog Lane Carpark, Bewdley 

Suitable for: 11+ (our recommendation due to the length of the trip) Note: children under 14 require an adult in the canoe with them.

Lunch options: Enjoy a picnic or a pub lunch. Find out more here. 

How to get back to your car: On this route you can park a car at each end (there are carparks available) or organise a taxi in advance. 

Price: £32 per adult & £16 for under 18's plus online booking fee.

hampton loade-Bewdley 

Hampton Loade- Bewdley Canoe Trip (the train one with the lunchtime start): You can now enjoy a lunchtime start in Hampton Loade and canoe to Bewdley, stopping in Arley along the way where there is a pub, cafe & shop. This picturesque, self-guided canoe trip is expected to take around 4 hours with a stop along the way. One of the joys of this trip is the option to book the morning heritage train with the Severn Valley Railway from Bewdley to Hampton Loade (subject to availability). We'll then meet you at the start point, get you kitted up and you can enjoy your 10 mile canoe trip, getting you back to Bewdley for around 4.30pm. Alternatively, you can meet us at the National Trust carpark in Hampton Loade. 

Meet point: Hampton Loade (National Trust carpark near the former River and Rail pub)

End point: Dog Lane Carpark, Bewdley (before the bridge)

Suitable for: 7+  Note: children under 14 require an adult in the canoe with them and all under 18's require an adult on the water.

Lunch options: Enjoy a picnic at one of the beach areas along the way or a pub lunch in Arley (around half way)

How to get back to your car: On this route you can book a morning heritage train from Bewdley to near the start point in Hampton Loade (book directly with the Severn Valley Railway in advance & check train times & availability prior to booking). You can also park a car at each end (carparks available) or book a taxi in advance. 

Price: £28 per adult & £14 for under 18's plus online booking fee.

mULTI-DAY TRIPS!

Multi-Day Canoe Trips (the adventurous one): We get a lot of requests for multi-day canoe trips and so we now have 2, 3,4 and 5 day self-guided canoe trips available during the week from May- September. We will provide transport to the start point from the designated secure parking place, transport from the finish point back to your car, information on the river, campsite information, daily check ins, comprehensive briefing at the start of your trip, canoe equipment. All you need to provide is camping equipment & food/drink. 

Available: Weekdays May- September (for weekends, please enquire)

Suitable for: 14+ (our recommendation due to the length of the trip) Note: children under 18 require an adult in the canoe with them on our multi-day trips.

Price: From £90pp for a 2 day trip to £500 per canoe for a 5 day trip plus online booking fee.

 GIFT VOUCHER

Canoe Gift Voucher: If you're looking for the perfect gift, treat your friends and family to one of our Gift Vouchers and you can choose a value of your choice. Gift vouchers are available to buy  online and can be personalised, printed and/or emailed to your friend or family member.  The gift of canoeing is the ideal present for outdoor enthusiasts and will be something for them to look forward to! 

Canoes on the severn

5 star tripadvisor reviews!

"A group of 20 ladies who are all over 50, had an amazing day out. Many had never done anything like this before and were a little nervous. From start to finish of the day we were so well looked after, and prior to that Katie answered all our questions (some of which had already been answered on the confirmation email) with patience and efficiency. Full instructions were given by Monty, with humour, helping us to feel relaxed and welcomed. A gentle paddle, taking in the scenery and having a great laugh as we went was a real tonic. We had lunch at The Harbour (which again was perfect) before catching the steam train back. Added bonus was 1940s weekend.
My second time of doing this activity with River Severn Canoes and I was proud to introduce my friends to it.
Tip. Don’t take your own life jacket. You need to use the ones provided by the company so they can guarantee the quality."

"Everyone including the dog had a fantastic time. Great day out canoeing from Bridgnorth to Bewdley with our adult family making a group of 3 couples. Monty was friendly and helpful with a good sense of humour. Would highly recommend."

"Superb helpful self-guided canoe rental on the Severn. Return trip on heritage railway makes a full day out! Will be back for another trip next season."

"What an amazing day out.
If you have never canoed before try it. We did Bridgnorth to Bewdley and the wildlife you see along the way is amazing. We were looked after from start to finish. We will be back tom do this doing this again. Highly recommend it."

"We had a great experience canoeing on the river, despite the weather. The booking was easy and we received reminder emails with all the details we needed. Clear and humorous instructions from Monty which our daughters enjoyed. We took the Hampton Loade to Arley route with two children (7 and 11) and found it manageable in under 2 hours. Would highly recommend."

"We did the Hampton Loade to Arley trip. The safety talk given by Monty was great as we hadn't been canoeing for years! Felt safe in the boat with the life jacket on and I was surprised at how easy it was to manoeuvre. This was a gift for my husband's birthday and we absolutely loved it. Will definitely do a longer trip next time and stop off at a pub."

"Lovely day out on the river, we chose the Hampton Loade to Bewdley route, around 3 hours on the water with a 40 minute refreshment stop at Arley. Felt safe in the boat, once I had got the gang of steering! Saw kingfishers and Herons along the way, my boys 12 really enjoyed and would definitely recommend and do again ourselves."

Dogs are welcome!

We welcome dogs on all our River Severn canoe trips and they are free of charge so bring them along :)

couple in a canoe with their dogs
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