We have plenty of amazing friends that we can personally recommend.

Fun for Young People (YMCA)
Fun for Young People is a fantastic charity based in Bedford providing youth activities for young people in Bedford and Kempston. We deliver our adventure school programme in partnership with them, building life skills and a lifelong love of the outdoors. The young people enjoy canoeing, kayaking, bushcraft skills, overnight camps in our woodland, and even our ever-popular residential in the Peak District, exploring further afield.

Forest of Marston Vale
The Forest of Marston Vale is one of our stunning and important Millennium Forests. A legacy project to reforest huge areas of land the Forest Centre is the hub for a stunning series of walks, woodland planting and nature reserves. We work closely with the Forest of Marston Vale Charity on events, the Grange Estate, 300 acres of riverside woodland and lakes and general support.

Woodland Ways
Woodland Ways are the leading force in Bushcraft and Survival Skills with woodlands and courses around the UK. Set up by Jason Ingammells a pioneer and voice of the industry we are proud to work closely with Woodland Ways delivering canoe and bushcraft courses, canoeing and sea kayaking expeditions and our ever popular Yukon Canoe Expedition. Woodland Ways have an excellent online shop retailing some of the best bushcraft and outdoor equipment available from their base in Derbyshire.

Paddler Magazine
Paddler Magazine are the voice of paddling, canoeing, kayaking and SUP in the UK. They also publish SUP Magazine and Windsurf magazine. Paddler founded by Peter Tranter are the main media partner of British Canoeing, the National Governing Body, NGB for paddlesport. Richard and Ash have written articles for Paddler Magazine over the last decade about where to canoe, bigger expeditions and lots of advice for paddlers.

Bushcraft and Survival Skills Mag
As the former editor of the Bushcraft and Surivial Skills magazine Richard is a regular writer and authority in the world of Bushcraft. Other team members Adam and Bob are also Bushcraft ninja’s each with their own areas of expertise including friction fire. lighting, and campfire cooking. We work closely with the Bushcraft and Survival Skills Magazine writing, speaking at the Bushcraft Show and running the watersports.

Ride Leisure
Ride Leisure are Bedfordshire’s premier watersports lakes with a giant aquapark, 4x4 driving activities, wakeboarding and a host of other activities. Co-located at Wyboston Lakes, the lakes and club house offer stunning food, drinks and lake side ambiance. Canoe Trail work with Ride Leisure providing air guns, low ropes, bushcraft and paddling activities for their corporate events.

Carers in Bedfordshire
Carers in Bedfordshire are an amazing local charity providing support for carers in our county. Canoe Trail work closely with their young carers team delivering our Adventure School programme with woodland camping, canoe, kayak and SUP courses, water safety and bushcraft activities.

Bedford Borough Council
We are proud to live in Bedfordshire where the river is the heart beat of the town. Bedford Borough Council are a progressive organisation who run a large number of fantastic events including the Bedford International Kite festival and the Bedford River Festival, the 3 rd largest outdoor event in Europe. We work closely with the Sport Development Unit and the Events team where Canoe Trail has delivered the watersports arena and adventure village for the past 16-18 years and also run our adventure school programme as a holiday club.