Canoe camping on the River Severn

Canoe-camp-canoe! Whether you prefer wild camping or a luxury bell tent, we have an option to suit!

Free transport and free parking for the duration of your trip.

Here's a taste of what canoe camping in Shropshire is like!

Hire A Canoe River Severn Wild Camping Wildcamp Campsite

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A few of our TripAdvisor reviews

Phileas Fogg 2nd
A weekend of adventure

We hired 4 canoes between 8 friends and canoed from Melverley to Shrewsbury over two days - stopping off at various spots and then camping at a designated camp site.

In summary we had an excellent time. The staff were very informative, professional and polite. The equipment was excellent and clean and the campsite was basic yet perfect for the wild camping experience.

Fully recommend this experience - You won’t be disappointed.I'd highly recommend him and the company to anyone interested in learning to paddle board

Perfect 2-day canoe trip

My partner and our dog undertook a 2 day canoe trip between Llandrinio and Shrewsbury in June 2021, camping for a night at Hire a Canoe's base at Montford Bridge.

The trip was great, we had the section upstream of Montford Bridge all to ourselves on the first day, and there was a nice pub, The Royal Hill, at Edgerley where we could leave the canoe and walk across a small field to have a break from paddling in the afternoon. Even on the second day the river was quiet despite this being a more popular section down to Shrewsbury. The field at Montford Bridge is a great spot to camp next to the river, which we fortunately had all to ourselves.

Hire a Canoe were easy to book with and communication was prompt and helpful
from the outset. They also readily accommodated our request to move the dates once we realised we'd double booked the original weekend. They picked us up in a minibus from Shrewsbury and drove us to our start point at Llandrinio, allowing us to leave some camping equipment in their lockups so we didn't have to take everything in the canoe. They also kindly brought this with them on the second day where we were met at the end point in Shrewsbury.

I would happily book with Hire a Canoe again when we're next looking to get out on the river.

Rob B
Superb canoe and camping trip

Just got back from an awesome 2 days canoeing the river Severn between Melverley and Shrewsbury. Kieran and Danni were really helpful and the wild camping was great fun. Would recommend this to anyone looking to do something a little different with friends. Will definitley be back next year. Thanks again!

Pieter J
2 Days Canoe with Wild Camp

Me and my son really enjoyed our adventure. Kieran was realy helpful and explained thoroughly the route and where we can stop and what to do. Great two days and the campsite which we had to ourselves was peaceful and great for star gazing on a clear night. We would definitely do this again

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Holidays of any sort are hard to organise at the moment with restrictions changing all the time, so why not take a holiday right here in beautiful Shropshire?

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