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Ironbridge to Bridgnorth via Jackfield Rapids

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ūüďÖ Saturday 4th June 2022
ūüēô Start times: 09:00 & 11:30
ūüõ∂ Distance: 9 miles
‚Ćõ Duration: 4 hours
ūüĎ™ Ages 12+ (see restrictions)

Special 9-mile canoe trip on the River Severn from Ironbridge to Bridgnorth. Paddle under the Iron Bridge of Ironbridge and take on Shropshire's biggest rapids!


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Difficulty level 5 of 5

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

This trip is rated 5/5.

Prior canoeing experience is required.

You will be canoeing down the biggest rapids in Shropshire; the risk of capsize is very real but we will prep you on how to avoid this and we will be there to rescue you if you do!

Hire a Canoe paddle under the Iron Bridge of Ironbridge to Bridgnorth via Jackfield Rapids

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Meet us in Bridgnorth; we will drive you to Ironbridge.

In Ironbridge, you will be briefed about the route and assigned kit, including a helmet to wear until you reach the bottom of Jackfield Rapids.

You will paddle for approximately one mile, under the Iron Bridge, before reaching the rapids.

We will have an experienced member of staff, who is trained in white-water safety and rescue, on the bank to supervise you as you paddle down the rapids.

You can then continue the rest of the journey at your own pace, enjoying the new and varied scenery of a different section of the River Severn!

Stop off on a beach along the way for a break and a picnic.

Finish in Bridgnorth.

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Who is this trip suitable for?

We are running this trip as a special event for people with prior canoeing experience to give you a little taste of whitewater canoeing!

Did you enjoy our Montford Bridge to Shrewsbury trip or our Bridgnorth to Bewdley trip and are wondering what to do next?

This route is great fun and is a unique experience to tick two things off your bucket list that you didn’t even know should be on there!

  • Number 1: paddle under the Iron Bridge of Ironbridge
  • Number 2: canoe down the biggest rapids in Shropshire!


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Age restrictions

We have had to tighten our strict age restrictions a little further for this one.

As always, there must be at least one adult (18+) in each canoe.

The rules for under-18s are as follows:

  • 2 people in a canoe: [Adult, Adult] OR¬†[Adult, 15+]
  • 3 people in a canoe: [Adult, Adult, Adult] OR¬†[Adult, 15+, 15+] OR [Adult, 12+, Adult]

Whilst we usually encourage dogs on our canoe trips, this time we would ask that you leave them at home!

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What to bring/wear

Be prepared to get wet! Your canoe will take on water as you go through Jackfield Rapids.

Wear waterproofs or quick-dry clothing and leave a change of clothes in your car in Bridgnorth. Wear shoes in which you would be happy to stand in water up to your ankles.

All you really need to bring is water, a light lunch, your phone and keys, plus maybe a spare top to put on if you get cold. Keep all of this safely stowed away and protected from the water as best you can. We will give you dry bags or barrels as required.

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ūüďćWhere to meet us:

Severn Park, Bridgnorth, WV15 5AF