Canoeing & Wild Camping Experience

477 Reviews

⌛ Duration: 24 hours
đŸ‘Ș Ages 7+ (see age restrictions)
🚐 Free minibus transport
🕙 Meet time: 12:30pm

Canoe-camp-canoe on this 24-hour canoeing and wild camping mini-adventure!
12 miles of canoeing with an overnight stay at our wild campsite on the banks of the River Severn in Shropshire.


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Inclusive of VAT. An additional 5% online booking fee is charged by our booking system provider.

Difficulty level 2 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 suitable for beginners and is rated 2/5 because you will be required to negotiate a section of tree-lined faster-moving water.

Prior canoeing experience is not required. You will be given a safety brief and will be made aware of what to look out for along the route.

If you are a confident swimmer, a generally competent person when it comes to learning new things and good at following instructions then you will manage just fine!

Hire a Canoe Wild Camping

đŸ›¶Day 1

We will issue you with your kit, barrels and talk you through the route and how to paddle your canoe.

Enjoy a leisurely couple of hours canoeing downstream along 7 miles of the River Severn Canoe Trail to our wild campsite. Set up camp, get a fire going, gaze at the stars…You really are in the middle of nowhere!

đŸ›¶Day 2

Take the opportunity to rustle yourself up a nice breakfast and bask in the peace and quiet of the morning.

Shorter distance to cover (5 miles) so take your time packing up camp and then meander downstream to The Quarry in the centre of Shrewsbury, arriving around lunchtime.

We will then drive you back to Montford Bridge if you have left a car there.

đŸ•ïžWhat to expect

This is your chance to go full Bear Grylls! You could even collect driftwood along the way to make a camp fire and put your bushcraft skills to the test. Keep it simple and pack just the essentials you need to eat, drink and sleep—washing is optional!

The most important thing to note is that you will need to take your own drinking water as there is no tap on site, nor pub or shop nearby.

đŸ›¶What's included

  • Canoe/kayak & paddles
  • Buoyancy aids
  • Barrels & dry bags
  • Transport, launch fee, parking

Please remember to bring everything else you need (for camping and for making food) with you and be sensible about your packing. You’ll bring all your essentials with you in the canoe!

To make life a little easier we have the following optional extras that can be selected at checkout: Firewood Bundle, Pre-Pitched Tent.

đŸŽ–ïžSupporting a worthy cause!

There are no camping fees to pay, the price you pay includes a donation to charity instead!

Walking With The Wounded ‘WWTW’ deliver employment, mental health, care coordination and volunteering programmes in collaboration with the NHS to get those who served, and their families, whether mentally, socially or physically wounded, back on their feet and making a positive contribution once more. Why? Because those who served, deserve.

Walking With The Wounded WWTW supporting military charity veteran donation

🚐Free transport

If you are coming by car, we can offer you free parking for the duration of your trip at Montford Bridge. Simply meet us there and we will drive you back there at the end.

If you are coming by public transport and would rather meet us in Shrewsbury at the start, we can meet you there and drive you to the launch point and then you will finish back in Shrewsbury.

Shrewsbury is well connected by rail, with direct trains to Birmingham and Manchester.


Hire a Canoe minibus and trailer

🧳Basic packing list

  • Tent, sleeping bag and mat
  • Food for the evening and morning
  • Small stove, pan, utensils, crockery, cutlery
  • Water for drinking, cooking & washing
  • Spare clothes


đŸš»At the campsite

There is a fire pit and a basic shelter, plus we have built a long-drop toilet at the wild campsite, so no need to worry about digging a hole in the woods!

Remember there is no water tap and no bins, so bring what you need with you and take whatever you don’t away.

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Wild Campsite Toilet Trailer

đŸ‘ȘFun for all the family

This section of river is safe and easy to navigate. With only a short distance to paddle each day, little arms won’t get tired and young minds won’t wander!

If you think the kids would enjoy it and you can fit everything you need into a few bags and barrels then this is a perfect family adventure! Oh, and dogs are welcome too!

In each canoe you can have any of the following configurations: two adults and one child aged 7+, one adult and one child 10+, or one adult and two kids aged 13+.

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"The wild camping was great fun. Would recommend this to anyone looking to do something a little different with friends."

- Rob B., Tripadvisor

Phileas Fogg 2nd
A weekend of adventure

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.

Pieter J
Canoe with Wild Camp

Me and my son really enjoyed our adventure.
The campsite which we had to ourselves was peaceful and great for star gazing on a clear night. We would definitely do this again

Dads and kids weekend away

Brilliant trip down the river Severn. Wild camp, bbq and family fun oh and beer. [...] Lots of great memories, wildlife, fun. Can’t recommend enough. Take water pistols for the water battle.
Will be doing it again. Great lads and dads weekend