Shrewsbury flower show fireworks 2023

  We are very exited to launch our canoe under the fireworks experience for 2023 Tickets are normally a sell out so book >>Here<< early to avoid disappointment Shrewsbury is home to one of the UK’s best flower shows in the form of the Shrewsbury Flower Show¬†that is host to a variety of stunning flower…

Job Adverts 2023

We are looking for a fun and enthusiastic person to work at our Montford Bridge and Quarry park canoe hire locations with our River Severn canoes, kayaks and paddle boards… The job role includes the following, Driving our 8 or 16 seat minibus Towing canoe trailers and the quarry kit store trailer delivering safety briefs…

River Severn Spring Clean 2023

This March / April we have joined forces with the Wild Otter app and Severn Rivers Trust to organise and support 4 litter picks on separate areas of the River Severn that we operate on. The locations are as follows 25th March – Bridgnorth to Hampton Loade 26th March – Arley to Bewdley 1st April…

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…