Bedford Full Day Hire

This is the perfect river trip for those who want to spend the day exploring some of the River Ouse. The starting and finishing point is at Bedford Embankment. Choose from kayaks, canoes, and stand up paddleboards.

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Bedford Full Day River Trip
Summary: Out and back trip, so you can go as far or as little as you like.
Highlights: Pack a picnic and even some swimming togs to make the most out of your day on the river.
Timings: Start 9:30 am and finish at 15:00
Location: Bedford Embankment

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.
This river trip is fantastic for a 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 the river to paddle, either heading upstream to Kempston Mill or downstream 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.
Dogs 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!
Not sure of what craft to book? Read our guide: The difference between a kayak and a canoe.

What's Included?

Craft  ✔ Buoyancy Aid  ✔ Dry Bag  ✔ Basic Map  ✔ River Bank Instruction  ✔

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