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
Our most popular River Severn canoe hire routes
Hire a Canoe and paddle the River Severn Canoe Trail on one of our downstream A-to-B canoe hire routes with free minibus transport to the launch point
Best-selling 8-mile canoe hire trip. Simply meet us in Bewdley, near Kidderminster, from there we will drive you to Hampton Loade and you can canoe back down via Arley
Unbeatable value! Meet us in Bewdley in the morning, we will drive you upstream to Bridgnorth then you can begin your 14-mile canoe trip back to Bewdley at your own pace, stopping off along the way!
Shrewsbury Quarry Park Canoe, Kayak & SUP Hire
Meet us in The Quarry, Shrewsbury, 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+. £18pp for 1 hour. £24pp for 2 hours.
Saturday 4th June. Experience the thrill of Jackfield Rapids on this special 9-mile canoe trip, passing under the Iron Bridge of Ironbridge and through Shropshire's biggest rapids!
Sunday 5th June. Explore the section of the River Severn upstream of Bewdley for an hour and then chill out with a pizza and a drink on the clubhouse terrace
Saturday 2nd July. Canoe to our wild campsite, pick up some locally reared Longhorn beef along the way and cook your meal over fire while listening to the enthralling tales of Jake the Storyteller.
Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th July. Meet us in Bridgnorth, canoe 10 miles down to Arley then get the Severn Valley Railway back upstream!
Friday 12th & Saturday 13th August. The best seats in the house! Back for 2022, watch the fireworks from the water in a canoe or kayak.
Canoe Camping Mini-Breaks
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At Hire a Canoe, we cover the entire length of the River Severn in Shropshire, and even some of Worcestershire too!
If you are looking to go canoeing in Shropshire, you can meet us either in Shrewsbury or Bewdley and we we will take you upstream to the launch point of your choice.
Our most popular routes are Montford Bridge to Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth to Bewdley and Hampton Loade to Bewdley.
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 locations in Bewdley and Shrewsbury are both 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 both Shrewsbury and Bewdley are close enough for a day trip.
If you are based near Worcester, it will be more convenient for you to visit Hire a Canoe Bewdley.
From Oswestry and over the border in Wales, our Shrewsbury location will be ideal!
As for Telford and Ironbridge, you could easily visit both of our sites, but Shrewsbury is a little closer.
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Shrewsbury Quarry Park Canoe & Paddleboard Hire
For the 2022 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 £15 for 30 mins, £20 for 1 hour or £30 for 2 hours.
Or go paddle boarding for 1 or 2 hours from Shrewsbury Quarry Park from £18pp.
Bridgnorth Canoe Hire on the River Severn
It takes approximately 5 hours to canoe from Bridgnorth to Bewdley and the distance is 14 miles.
Setting off from Bridgnorth, you will pass Hampton Loade and Arley along the way, where you can stop off for an ice cream or a quick bite to eat.
We provide a free transfer from Bewdley to Bridgnorth at the start of your canoe trip, so there is no need to worry about how you will get back to your car!
If you like the sound of a trip on the Severn Valley Railway, you can get a steam train back to Bridgnorth from Bewdley at the end of your trip and meet us in Bridgnorth instead!
Canoe hire on the River Severn in Shropshire & Worcestershire
Between our canoe hire centres based in Shrewsbury and Bewdley we cover the entire stretch of the River Severn in Shropshire.
We include free minibus transfers as standard with all of our river trips.
Hire our canoes and go canoeing on the River Severn in Shropshire!
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. Explore the Ironbridge Gorge on a canoe camping trip and even paddle under the famous iron bridge of Ironbridge! Carry on to Coalport before reaching Bridgnorth, then pick up where our day trips begin again and paddle downstream towards our base in Bewdley.
Canoe hire options from 2 hours to 5 days!
Our Bewdley canoe hire centre covers the River Severn from Bridgnorth to Bewdley. Our Bridgnorth canoe hire trips from Bridgnorth to Bewdley include time for a pub stop along the way or you can stop for lunch as you paddle through Hampton Loade, Highley and Arley. Formerly called our ¾-day canoe hire trip at Hire a Canoe Bewdley. It takes 5-6 hours to canoe from Bridgnorth to Bewdley.
Pick our Hampton Loade to Bewdley canoe hire trip to cruise 8 miles down the River Severn in a Canadian canoe. The Hampton Loade to Arley stretch passes through Highley. Formerly called our ½-day canoe hire trip at Hire a Canoe Bewdley. It takes 3-4 hours to canoe from Hampton Loade to Bewdley.
Our Arley to Bewdley canoe hire option is the shortest A-to-B river trip we offer at only 4 miles. Formerly called our Taster canoe hire trip at Hire a Canoe Bewdley. It takes approximately 1.5 hours to canoe from Arley to Bewdley.
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 Frankwell, Shrewsbury. This is our best-selling Shropshire canoe hire route.