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
Canoe · Kayak · Paddleboard
River Severn | Shropshire
Montford Bridge-Shrewsbury The Quarry, Shrewsbury
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!
Canoe hire from The Quarry, Shrewsbury's town centre park. £25 for 1 hour or £40 per canoe for 2 hours. Meet us in The Quarry at the foot of the Porthill Bridge and explore the River Severn as it loops around the town.
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.
Go kayaking in the centre of Shrewsbury! Meet us in The Quarry at the foot of the Porthill Bridge and explore the River Severn as it loops around the town.
Upcoming Special Events for 2023!
Sunset Paddle on Friday the 2nd of June from 8-9 pm for visitors and participants at Vanlife Festival UK in Shrewsbury.
Fun one or two hour paddle in a canoe or on a paddle board. £25 For 1 hour or £40 per canoe for 2 hours. Anytime between 10am and 5pm on Friday the 2nd, Saturday the 3rd or on Sunday the 4th of June between 11am and 5pm for visitors and participants at Vanlife Festival UK in Shrewsbury.
Stand Up Paddle Board 🤙 lessons on Saturday and Sunday at 3pm for visitors and participants at Vanlife Festival UK Shrewsbury. Only bookable in advance!
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 or kayak.
Canoe Camping Mini-Breaks
Did somebody say canoe holiday? 🤩Go on a multi-day adventure in a canoe or kayak!
Escape to the river, stopping off at your own private off-grid camping area with a luxury bell tent
Canoe-Camp-Canoe! 12 miles of canoeing on the River Severn with an overnight stay at our wild campsite.
Some of our favourite pictures shared by our customers!
Welcome to Hire a Canoe!
This is Katie Dog and she would like to let you know that dogs are welcome!
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 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 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!
Established in 2015, our top priority is providing a fun, safe and friendly service to give our customers the best possible canoe hire experience.Who we are and what we do
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.
Really friendly helpful people and a nice day out on the river. Lovely chilled out route from Montford bridge with very few other people on the river, even on a very busy and hot summers day in Shrewsbury. Couldn't have asked for more from a canoe hire company really.
A great day out with friends. Good information & instructions given before we left Montford Bridge, new safety equipment provided, and kayaks were clean. When we arrived at Frankwell, Kieran was waiting for us. This is the second time we have been with these guys are they are very professional and it is a fun thing to do, especially with a group.
Had a delightful day out with Hire a Canoe. Nicely organised and felt very safe with regards Covid precautions.
Sensible safety advice and equipment provided.
Once on the river we felt as if we were in a different world - with jumping fish, swans, damselflies, goosanders and kingfishers.
Looking forward to booking another trip soon.
Very friendly, helpful staff. Good value! Route was easy but fun, and very relaxing. We saw a few otters too! Great day out :) we even took the dog with us who enjoyed spotting all the wildlife!
Spending half a day on the river was a great way to see this party of the countryside. We saw swans, heron and kingfishers, but mainly our was the peaceful stretches of water and its banks that we passed by that made the day.
The guys were very professional and the cost was great value.
There was a variety of boats to choose from. My son and I used a double kayak which was easy to either glide down the river or get some speed up and ready to maneuver.
We started at 9am and went 12 miles to Shrewsbury. Value for money is amazing, value of life experiences and memories is completely priceless. Thank you so much lads!