Canoe Trail has featured in a wide range of magazines and media publications over the years showcasing canoeing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and of course our woodland campsite. There has been a genuine interest in getting back to nature, exploring our rivers by canoe or kayak and enjoying the great outdoors.
Canoe Trail featured in the Daily Telegraph
We have featured in the Daily Telegraph Men’s section in an article written by Tobias Mews who had a great time kayaking and wild camping at our woodland. Part of the article highlighted that Canoe Trail was less than an hour for London making it perfect for families and weekend warriors looking for a break in the country.
The Canoe Show is a digital TV channel run by Maximus Productions for British Canoeing with our friends Roger Burlinson and Olympic Medalist Helen Reeves. Canoe Trail has featured on episode 2 with Richard talking about his adventures and the woodland campsite. There are more plans for follow up TV pieces with Canoe Trail and the Canoe Show.
Outdoor Adventure Guide
Outdoor Adventure Guide is a fantastic adventure magazine produced by Fall Line Media. Over the years Richard has produced a fair few articles about his adventures working with OAG. Last year we were featured as the 16th Best British Adventure. We also ran a competition with OAG which received about 1000 entries.
Active Traveler is another national magazine packed with hints, tips and stories of adventure and travel. Last year they feature an article about ask your local adventurer where Richard was interviewed about adventure locations local to him. Since Canoe Trail came about as a result of his life long love of watersports and canoeing and kayaking in particular then the River Great Ouse and Canoe Trail was first on the list.
Paddler Magazine is the world’s favourite paddling magazine presenting the wider paddling family. They also produce SUP Stand Up Paddle Magazine. They are primarily in digital format with a limited print copy and feature beautiful travel, adventure and paddling copy. Richard writes regularly for Paddler and also helps with produce review pieces. Paddler have featured canoe and camping articles, top destinations and other paddling articles that highlight Canoe Trail and our offers.
Bedfordshire Times and Citizen
Bedfordshire Times and Citizen have featured stories and articles about Canoe Trail for many years. One of the key articles featured their fearless reporter Catherine Varney who tried canoeing and also Stand Up Paddle Boarding on the river. They also featured some coverage about our Charity Canoe Race in 2015.
Bedfordshire On Sunday
Our local newspaper, Bedfordshire on Sunday have done various articles about Canoe Trail and our different activities. At the last River Festival in 2014 we were stoked to make the front cover with one of our flying kayakers on the Big Air Ramp
BBC 3 Counties Radio
We have worked with BBC 3 Counties Radio over many years with stories, reporters trying kayaking and canoeing and also linked to the Bedford River Festival. In 2015 Luke Ashmead and Geoff Doyle came down to Viking Kayak Club with Canoe Trail to come and try kayaking and canoeing. BBC 3 Counties helped promote the Charity Canoe Race and also filmed it for web.
Ouse Valley Living
Ouse Valley Living is one of those lovely local publications that is A5 size, highly glossy and full of colour pics. OVL goes out to a wide audience across North Bedfordshire. They have featured Canoe Trail with their roving reporter Sian Davies having a go at canoeing and kayaking on the River Great Ouse. They also ran a competition for local people to come paddling which again received a great response.