News, Stories & Special Events

British Canoeing Delivery Partner

In 2021, British Canoeing launched a new scheme to replace the older Quality Mark scheme, this scheme exists as a voluntary measure for water sports providers to sign up to to help ensure they provide the highest level of safety, customer service and eco-friendly operating procedures. Hire a Canoe has signed up at the Silver…

Special Event: February Afternoon Litter Pick in Shrewsbury

New Plastic Paddlers event just launched! We will be organising a litter pick of the Shrewsbury Town Loop on Saturday 5th February, starting at 1pm from Frankwell, Shrewsbury. Click here to book your canoe Come and collect as much litter from the river around Shrewsbury town centre as you can! We will provide the canoes,…

Launching at Montford Bridge

Do you have your own canoe, kayak or SUP and want to launch at Montford Bridge? Read on to find out how this works! Montford Bridge to Shrewsbury is a lovely stretch of the River Severn and is perfect for a day trip. The route is just over 12 miles and is suitable for most…

Off-Grid Experience featured by myShrewsbury

Off Grid Canoe and Camping Experience Launches We were thrilled to read this write-up last summer about our 2-Night Off-Grid Adventure, which we are pleased to announce will be back for summer 2022! Click the title to go to the myShrewsbury page to read the article for yourself!

Canoe Camping Food

There is no right or wrong way to do camping food. If you prioritise pack size over all else then dehydrated meals and food bars are for you; if you love to cook over an open fire then by all means bring your grills, pots and tripods! Here is our suggestion for an easy middle…

Here For Tourism: English Tourism Week

English Tourism Week 22-31 May 2021 VisitEngland’s English Tourism Week campaign celebrates our diverse, exciting and vibrant sector, showcasing the quality, range and value of English tourism. Considering most of us will be holidaying within the UK this year, English tourism is more relevant right now than ever! Shropshire and Worcestershire are fantastic locations for…

We’re Good To Go

In June 2020, Hire a Canoe Ltd acquired the Industry Standard mark to demonstrate that the company has followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, has a Risk Assessment in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

Special Event: Canoe @ The Castle

Shropshire Outdoor Show, Whittington Castle Saturday 29th May & Sunday 30th May We will be at the Shropshire Outdoor Show this Bank Holiday Weekend offering visitors the chance to see Whittington Castle from a canoe for just £6 per boat for 15 minutes. Click here to book How does it work? This experience is open…

Pre-Season SUP Skills Day

Get ready for SUP season! Pre-Season SUP Skills Day: Sunday 30th May – Click here to book! Learn to paddle board or improve your skills! Join us for a 2-hour SUP session in Shrewsbury with a qualified instructor. All sessions £36pp, all equipment included. Choose your session: 09:30 – Beginners: never been on a paddle…