2 Days
Canoes Moored on the River Stour

Dates & Requirements

We welcome all abilities, however, you need to have some experience of paddling a canoe. Feel free to contact us to discuss further as we can help bring your skills up to speed.

21st to 22nd May     

If the date is unavailable to book then the trip is at full capacity. Contact us if you would like to be added to the waiting list.


Trip Description

Escape the rush and enjoy a weekend paddle along the River Stour, Suffolk. Choose from our range of canoes and kayaks to enjoy this tranquil waterway passing Constable’s Flatfood Mill whilst meandering towards the coastal estuary.

Spend your night in a riverside campsite enjoying free-range food and sharing stories with your fellow paddlers.

Our qualified and experienced coaches will provide plenty of tips to improve your paddling skills and aim to ensure you share their love of all things outdoors.

  • Breakfast and evening meal
  • Expert tuition from professional experienced guides
  • Hire of drysuits is available on a first-come-first-served basis
  • Canoes, BA’s, Cags, Trousers, Drybags, Paddles, Maps, Tents and safety equipment
What you will need to bring
  • Sleeping Bag & Roll Mat
  • Cutlery, Cup, Bowl, Knife & Fork
  • Personal Kit
  • A Sense of Humour!

Trip Itinerary

Day 1
We will launch near Sudbury's beautiful historic Mill (now a community theatre) and head along the quiet backwaters towards the first portage point. The river is packed with history and small features including small weirs you can shoot and stunning mill ponds as depicted in Constables famous works.  There are old WWII pill boxes along the way.  We will camp on the riverbank for a leisurely and mellow camp with delicious food.
Day 2
After a hearty breakfast, the second day has much to offer with Langham Flumes and Dedham Vale as well as the jewel in the crown with the National Trust run Flatford Mill. Personally, we also love the little village pond at Stratford St Mary. The river winds onwards towards the coastal estuary and Dedham Vale, an area of outstanding natural beauty with plenty of birdlife and wildlife on offer.

Note: Itinerary subject to change at any time if deemed necessary by Canoe Trail