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Hire a Canoe Ltd

Explore the river above and around Shrewsbury! Hire a Canoe offers high-quality and reliable canoe, kayak and paddle board (SUP) hire on the River Severn. We cater for everyone, including families, couples, friends and corporate days out. Dogs are welcome!

Choose from a peaceful 12-mile river trip with free minibus transport, two-hour canoe, kayak or SUP hire from the centre of Shrewsbury or instructor-led paddle boarding sessions.

We also have a canoe hire centre further down the River Severn in Bewdley where you can hire a canoe below Bridgnorth for 8 miles with free minibus transport: https://hireacanoe.com/experience/hampton-loade-to-bewdley-river-severn-canoe-hire/

We are open 7 days a week throughout the summer. Check the live availability calendar and book online through our website: https://www.hireacanoe.com/

Don’t just take our word for it! Check out our reviews to see what others have to say. We are proud to be ranked TripAdvisor’s #1 Outdoor Activities company in Shrewsbury!

“Great from start to finish”

“A wonderful family day out”

“Brilliantly organised and fantastic fun”

“Would definitely do it again”

Montford Bridge to Shrewsbury River Trip with free transport: from £25 per person

Hampton Loade to Bewdley via Arley River Severn canoe trip with free transport: canoe hire from £25 per person

Frankwell Paddle About 2-hour hire: £10pp in canoes, £15 for a single kayak or £25 for a stand-up paddle board (SUP) & all equipment

Instructed Paddle Boarding (SUP) session: £35pp for 2 hours with our SUP instructor




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