Canoe Trail


The Embankment, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 3QF

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Canoe Trail is a family run watersports and adventurous activities business run by husband and wife team Richard and Ashley. We have spent our whole lives enjoying the water and great outdoors and Canoe Trail provides the opportunity to share our passion for watersports and adventure with our customers.

Canoe Trail primarily operates canoe, kayak and Stand Up paddle board rental on the River Great Ouse in Bedford, only one hour North of London, 30 minutes from Milton Keynes and 40 minutes from Cambridge.  Richard and Ashley are passionate about canoeing, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding, basically messing about on the water.  We love the outdoors and adventure and want to share this with our customers.  We aim to make all aspects of our business authentic, friendly and lots of fun.

Already voted Top 52 things to do in the world by Lonely Planet the team are chuffed to appear in the Daily Telegraph for the second time in their Staycation feature. Customers can enjoy a leisurely 5 mile paddle from Bedford's stunning Victorian Embankment through meandering and tranquil river banks teeming with wildlife until they reach our private woodland. You literally paddle up the brook and stop adjacent the green canopy and head for your clearing to set up camp. An open fire, plenty of fresh air miles and food cooked slowly over the embers is surely one of the best ways to unwind from the stresses and strains of modern life. It is also a simple connection to our ancestors through the ages and the charming warmth and calming influence of campfire time.

Read a book, relax with loved ones, toast a marshmallow or go for a open water swim it nurtures the soul and recharges the batteries away from the hustle and bustle providing the perfect digitial detox.

Here's what the Daily Telegraph had to say...

"Discover the greatness of the Great Ouse with the family run Canoe Trail. Pass reeded riverbanks and tiny isles, look for kingfishers or herons and mooor up midway at a secluded woodland site for a campfire under the stars."

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