Bedford Full Day

This is the perfect day trip for those who want to explore some of the River Great Ouse. The starting and finishing point is at Bedford Embankment.

Bedford Full Day River Trip

Trips are currently closed for the season and will begin in Spring 2021. In the meantime, you can purchase e-Gift vouchers, signup for our newsletter, or contact us.


You can set a leisurely pace, all you have to do is be back by a certain time, you can paddle as much or as little as you like in the time given. With the flexibility that this trip brings, you can pull over almost anywhere along the riverbank for a picnic game or even a swim to make the most of your day.

  • Start and Finish Location: Bedford Embankment
  • Timing: 9:30 - 14:30

The Route

This river trip is a fantastic introduction to paddling, especially for those with younger children, allowing them to enjoy a more manageable river journey, at a leisurely pace. It starts on Bedford’s Victorian Embankment at a local café before heading off to explore Bedfordshire’s rural countryside by canoe or kayak or SUP. The river banks are teeming with wildlife with birds of prey, herons, the occasional grass snake, and flitting electric blue kingfishers.

You can choose between 2 sections of river to paddle, either heading up to Kempston Mill or down to Cardington Lock, where there is just 1 portage point, where you can enjoy a picnic on the edge of the country park, before setting off again.

4 legged friends are always welcome- if you have a particularly large K9 friend, please give us a call and we can provide you with a wider boat to give you all the best chance of staying dry!