About Canoe Trail

We are a multi-award-winning, family-run business running Kempston Outdoor Centre and offering kayak, SUP and canoe hire on the picturesque River Great Ouse.

We have a beautiful riverside woodland for paddle and camping trips and a whole host of land-based activities for corporate groups through to stag, hen parties, and youth adventure schools.

We also run a wide range of training courses for canoeing, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding. Experience the same sense of adventure further afield in the UK and overseas with our canoe trips.

Most Popular Trips

Canoe & Camp Trips
From £129
2 Days

Stay one night at our fabulous woodland campsite. This is an ideal canoe and camping trip for...

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Kempston Hire
From £38
Hire available all week 5 Hours
Kempston Hire
From £27
Hire available all week 2 Hours

Micro-Adventure With Our Canoe & Woodland Camp

Why Choose Canoe Trail?


Multi award-winning, family-run company that cares about customers and doing the right thing.


Guarantee a good time while staying safe in the outdoors.


We work hard to offer the best prices and arrangements.


Offering customers a friendly and relaxed environment to have fun.

Latest News & Articles

Feb 18, 2023

Canoe Trail Back Running the Watersports at the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show

Canoe Trail Back Running the Watersports at the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2023

Back for another year at one of our all time favourite shows of the calendar running the watersports pool and the new Forest Camp feature with live cooking and bushcraft talks and demos. We have ticket discounts on offer with codes for the show. (see bottom of article)

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Feb 18, 2023

Help Manage the A Team - We are Recruiting...

Full Time Seasonal Assistant Activities Manager

Seasonal Full Time £23- 24000 FTE Pro Rata (depending on experience)

Be part of a dynamic company with lots of benefits, helping train, supervise and mentor the staff teams and deliver excellent programmes of outdoor activities

Feb 18, 2023

Join the A Team! We Are Hiring A Senior Administrator...

Hiring Now - Senior Administrator

We are recruiting - Join the A Team (A is for Adventure !)

Help organise and promote the customer experiencing driving the office forward, building the business and supporting the outdoor activity teams

Feb 18, 2023

Join the A Team! We are hiring outdoor instructors...

Seasonal Outdoor Instructors Full Time and Part-Time positions available.

Canoe Trail jobs are based in Bedford at Kempston Outdoor Centre and have a private riverside woodland

If you love adventure (hence the A team) and want to work outdoors with young people and groups, then we may have the job for you.

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