Meet us in Shrewsbury, we will drive you upstream to Montford Bridge then you can canoe 12 miles downstream through the beautiful Shropshire countryside surrounded by woodland and a stunning array of wildlife
Hire a Canoe in Shrewsbury
Paddle the River Severn on our popular downstream A-to-B canoe hire route with free minibus transport to the launch point or tour Shrewsbury town centre by canoe!
Shrewsbury Canoe, Kayak & SUP Hire
Meet us in The Quarry, Shrewsbury's town centre park, and hire a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard for an hour or two.
From the Quarry Park, Shrewsbury. Explore the town centre by stand-up paddle board (SUP), suitable for all experience levels and ages 10+. £20pp for 1 hour. £30pp for 2 hours.
Canoe Camping Mini-Breaks
Did somebody say canoe holiday? 🤩Go on a multi-day adventure in a canoe or kayak!
Upcoming Special Events for 2023!
Meet us by the river in Shrewsbury at 5.45pm for 1 hour on the water and some dog fun!
Friday 11th & Saturday 12th August 2023. The best seats in the house! Watch the fireworks from the water in a canoe.
Some of our favourite pictures shared by our customers!
Welcome to Hire a Canoe!
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At Hire a Canoe, we cover a lengthy part of the River Severn in Shropshire!
If you are looking to go canoeing in Shropshire, you can meet us in Shrewsbury and we we will take you upstream to our launch point in Montford Bridge.
Our most popular route is Montford Bridge to Shrewsbury.
You can also turn up and hire a canoe from The Quarry Park in Shrewsbury if you are looking for something a bit shorter!
Our location in Shrewsbury is within easy travelling distance of Ludlow and other popular tourist destinations in the Shropshire Hills.
If you are coming from Birmingham, you will find that Shrewsbury is close enough for a day trip.
From Oswestry and over the border in Wales, our Shrewsbury location will be ideal!
As for Telford and Ironbridge, you are only down the road from Shrewsbury!
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Shrewsbury Quarry Park Canoe & Paddleboard Hire
For the 2023 season, all canoe hire in Shrewsbury’s Quarry Park will be operated by Hire a Canoe.
You can hire a canoe in the centre of Shrewsbury for £25 for 1 hour or £40 for 2 hours.
Or go paddle boarding for 1 or 2 hours from Shrewsbury Quarry Park from £20 pp.
Canoe hire on the River Severn in Shropshire
Hire our canoes and go canoeing on the River Severn in Shropshire!
Free minibus transfers are included as standard with all of our A-to-B river trips.
We also offer multi-day canoe trips and even canoeing and wild camping, giving you the unique opportunity to go on a canoe holiday in the UK and experience sections of the River Severn not covered by our main canoe hire routes. We can cover the entire stretch of the River Severn in Shropshire.
Canoe hire options from 2 hours to 5 days!
The Montford Bridge to Shrewsbury canoe hire trip is our most popular option as it is suitable for families with children over age 5 in a rafted canoe. It takes approximately 4 hours to canoe from Montford Bridge to Shrewsbury. This is our best-selling Shropshire canoe hire route.