Arley to Bewdley River Severn Canoe Trip

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🛶 Distance: 4 miles
⌛ Duration: 1.5 hours
👪 Ages 5+ (see age restrictions)
🚐 Free minibus transport
🕙 Start time: 12:00

Our shortest A-to-B river trip! Canoe from Arley to Bewdley on this 4-mile canoe hire trip on the River Severn, enjoy some faster flowing areas and varied scenery as the river meanders alongside the path of the historic Severn Valley Railway steam trains.


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Difficulty level 2 of 5

We have graded all of the routes and trips we offer across our various locations on a relative difficulty scale of 1 to 5 (from easy to moderately difficult).

This trip is rated 2/5 because you will be required to negotiate “Trimpley Rapids”, which is an area of slightly faster-moving water.

This trip is suitable for beginners and no prior canoeing experience is required. You will be given a safety brief and a route map outlining the features of the route.

If you can swim and are able to follow instructions then you will be fine!

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About this route

Hire a canoe from Arley to Bewdley and enjoy some faster-flowing areas as the River Severn criss-crosses and runs alongside the historic Severn Valley steam railway.

This 1.5-hour experience is the perfect afternoon activity for those wanting to fit as much into their day as possible!

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Who is it suitable for?

Our Arley to Bewdley canoe hire route has some sections of slightly faster moving water. You do not need any prior canoeing experience but you must be able to swim in moving water in the unlikely event of a capsize.

This trip is suitable for beginners so long as you listen carefully to the instructions during your safety brief!

We have set age restrictions, please scroll down to read these if you are wanting to go canoeing with children.

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Free minibus transport

So if it’s a one-way trip, how do I get back to my car?

We offer free transport from Bewdley to Arley at the start of your booking.

Starting at just £25 per person, our River Severn canoe hire trips are great value for money!

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What to expect

Meet us at our base at Bewdley Rowing Club — look for the big yellow minibus and trailer full of yellow canoes! We will provide you with paddles and buoyancy aids, then it’s time to jump in the minibus.

From there, we will drive you to the canoe launch point in Arley where you will be given a map, a safety brief and an introduction on how to paddle your canoe.

We will make sure you are feeling safe and comfortable in your canoe on the river and then you will be free to paddle the 4 miles downstream to Bewdley at your own pace.

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Bringing the kids?

Under-7s: the minimum age for this trip is 5 years old. To paddle this route with 5-7 year olds, you will need to be in a Rafted Canoe. See below for more information on what a Rafted Canoe is!

Under-10s: kids aged 7-10 will need to be accompanied by two adults and sit in the middle seat of a 3-seat canoe.

Ages 10+ can paddle at the front of a 2-seat canoe with a responsible adult.

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What is a Rafted Canoe?

A Rafted Canoe is where we secure two canoes together side-by-side to create a craft that cannot be capsized. This requires a minimum of two adults at the back of the boat to steer and propel the Rafted Canoe. In front of the two adults you can seat up to two young children (5+) and, in front of them, a further two older children or adults.

When booking, please select your choice of 2-seat or 3-seat canoes (at least two!) and then add the Rafted Canoe option.

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Not quite what you're looking for?

If you are looking for a slightly longer trip for the same price, we have 8-mile and a 14-mile options too!

Meeting in Bewdley, we can drive you upstream to Bridgnorth and you can canoe the 14 miles back downstream to Bewdley over the course of 5-6 hours.

Or we can drive you to Hampton Loade, which is 8 miles upstream of Bewdley and takes 3-4 hours to paddle.

See our Hampton Loade to Bewdley trip

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The Arley to Bewdley canoe hire trip is provided by Hire a Canoe Bewdley, covering the River Severn from Bridgnorth to Bewdley with canoe hire trips starting in Bridgnorth, Hampton Loade and Arley.
Our Bridgnorth to Bewdley canoe hire trip takes you through the Severn Valley in the section of the River Severn downstream of Ironbridge and Coalport. Canoeing is a great way to enjoy the Shropshire countryside from a different perspective.
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At our Bewdley canoe hire centre you can experience canoeing in Shropshire and canoeing in Worcestershire on the same day! Our Bridgnorth canoeing trip and our Hampton Loade canoeing trip both cross the Shropshire border on your way back down to Bewdley.