FREE Throwline & Rescue Training

Saturday 28th May. Free training on how to use a throwline and how to rescue someone from the river.

Jubilee Weekend Paddle & a Pizza

SPECIAL EVENT on Sunday 5th June from 2pm. Canoe, kayak or paddleboard for an hour then relax with a wood-fired pizza from The Pizza Girls!

Special Event: April Afternoon Litter Pick in Shrewsbury

Come and collect as much litter from the river around Shrewsbury town centre as you can!

Relative Difficulty Rating

Inspired by the “chilli ratings” when picking a curry from a menu, we have created a difficulty rating for our experiences from 1 to 5.

Job opportunities in Shrewsbury & Bewdley

Hire Operator/Instructor (full-time seasonal position, Shrewsbury). Part-time positions available in Shrewsbury & Bewdley for the 2022 season

Cancer Research Run 56 Challenge

This month, some of our team are taking part in Cancer Research UK’s Run 56 Miles in February Challenge.

Plus-Size Paddling

Our guide to weight and size limits for canoeing, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding.

British Canoeing Delivery Partner

Hire a Canoe is a British Canoeing Delivery Partner at Silver Level, read more here to find out why we have joined this voluntary scheme

Special Event: February Afternoon Litter Pick in Shrewsbury

Come and collect as much litter from the river around Shrewsbury town centre as you can!

Launching at Montford Bridge

Do you have your own canoe, kayak or SUP and want to launch at Montford Bridge? Here is our guide on how this works!

Off-Grid Experience featured by myShrewsbury

We were thrilled to read this write-up last summer, link to the full article here.

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 ‚Äď Beginners: never been on a paddle…

Doggy Paddle Evening: 26th May

Our first Doggy Paddle evening for 2021 is now available to book! Meet us in Frankwell, Shrewsbury, at 6pm on Wednesday 26th May for 2 hours on the water and some dog socialising. ¬£30 per canoe. Each canoe is suitable for two or three people plus a dog (or maybe two!). Click here to book…

Charity Challenge: West Mercia Search & Rescue

Are you up to the challenge? Throughout the 2021 canoe season we will be running a fundraising challenge for West Mercia Search and Rescue. A team from West Mercia SAR will be setting a time to beat in the coming weeks have set a time to beat‚ÄĒand an impressive one at that! Matty Taylor –…

Special Event: Evening Litter Pick in Shrewsbury

New Plastic Paddlers event just launched! We will be organising a litter pick of the Shrewsbury Town Loop on Tuesday 27 April 2021, starting at 6pm 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…