Kempston Full Day Hire

You start at Kempston and paddle downstream through picturesque river meadows with lots of wildlife to see. The gentle flow will take you towards Bedford town centre with its tree-lined Victorian embankment and promenade. Choose from kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards.

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Group in Canoes
Summary: Out and back trip, so you can go as far or as little as you like.
Highlight: Ideal for seeing the countryside and a lovely paddle to the Victorian Embankment.
Timings: Start time 10:00 am.
Location: Bedford Embankment

Whether you are looking for a leisurely lily dip or more of a workout, this trip can be whatever you make it, as you are free-range! If this is your first time on the river, this is the ideal trip for you. Perfect for those with young children, or perhaps you want to see if your 4 legged friend will enjoy a trip before you try something for the whole day or even a canoe and camp trip.
The route is up to 4 miles long and takes around 90 mins. We have a range of canoes, kayaks, or SUPs available for hire on this route. The recommended route to Cardington Lock is a peaceful and fun paddle down a stunning wide river.
We provide a simple and easy-to-read map and a waterproof dry bag for your belongings. Highly popular among friends, couples, families, and groups. If you are not sure of what craft to book, then 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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