Canoe Trail has been recognized again for our work in promoting our hometown of Bedford and as a great local business. We have received two awards for giving back to the community with charity events and youth programmes and for being a strong force for Tourism.

Bedfordshire Business Awards 2016

We were finalists in the Bedfordshire on Sunday Business Awards 2016 alongside the Pavilion in the Park and GCH Fishmongers for the Small Business Awards. Overall the competition received over 200 entries and we were delighted to make the final three.

At a packed evening at the Bedford Corn Exchange we sadly didn’t win but were came close. It was a lovely evening celebrating so many incredible business leaders, entrepreneurs and people doing good things in Bedfordshire. Our friends from Tokko Youth Space were also up for an award for Luton Town Centre but also didn’t win. (there is a theme emerging here!)

Festival of Learning

Canoe Trail and our sister company, social enterprise Inspired Life CIC were also finalists in 2016 for the Festival of Learning run by the local learning partnership in Bedfordshire. Our work running the Adventure School programme for vulnerable learners and learning outside the classroom was ‘highly commended’. We have helped so many young people working with YMCA (Fun4Young People), Tokko Youth Space, Young Carers and Princes Trust. Hopefully next year will see more of the same.

Your Opinion Also Matters

Our customers, that’s you, continue to rate us highly with over 45 x 5 star reviews on Trip Advisor and 79 x 5 star reviews on Facebook. We are very proud of our 5 star ratings and continue to look at new ways to improve our customer service and also new products, activities and trips.

National Coverage

Finally we have featured in a wide range of national media and magazines over the years getting accolades for our Canoe Trail and adventure activities.

We have featured in or on:

  • Daily Telegraph Mens with Tobias Mews Article
  • Outdoor Adventure Guide on many occasions
  • Paddler canoe and kayak Magazine
  • Wanderlust Magazine where Rich helped write a paddling Masterclass
  • Active Traveller Magazine – Ask the Expert with Rich Harpham
  • BBC Radio 3 Counties on many occasions
  • BBC1 with
  • Bushcraft and Surival Magazine 

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