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Canoe · Kayak · Paddleboard

River Severn | Shropshire & Worcestershire


Montford Bridge-Shrewsbury Shrewsbury Quarry Park Hire a Canoe Bewdley

Hire a Canoe Ltd Shrewsbury Bewdley

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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 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.

Top-rated with 5-star reviews

Paddy L.
Really Good Day Out

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.

135millie
A Lovely Few Hours Spent Enjoying The Beautiful Shropshire Scenery & Wildlife

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.

James R.
Lovely day on the river

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.

lambbj
Great service, lovely route

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!

Doug C
A tranquil day on the river

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.

Imogen L
We did it!!!

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!

Hire a Canoe Shrewsbury The Quarry Park canoeing

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!

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Our Story

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
Shropshire Hire a Canoe Montford Bridge River Severn Canoes Kayak Paddleboard Shrewsbury Bridgnorth Bewdley

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.

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