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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Flexi Booking means that if there are local lockdowns or travel restrictions imposed in your area or a national lockdown that will impact your chosen booking dates, we will move your booking accordingly. Please note that in line with our normal policy, bookings are valid for 24 months from the dates of the booking, so you can rest assured that we will move your booking to suit you.
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Father and Son in Canoe
Summary: This is an out-and-back route perfect for adults and fit families who want to enjoy paddling on a quiet meandering section of the river.
Highlight: Ideal for seeing the countryside and a lovely paddle.
Timings: Start time 09:30 am.
Location: Kempston (launch point less than 5 min walk along the riverside path)
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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!
You start at Kempston and paddle downstream through picturesque river meadows with lots of wildlife to see. The river will take you towards Bedford town centre with its tree-lined Victorian embankment and promenade. You pass under several historic bridges.
We provide a simple and easy-to-read map and a waterproof dry bag for your belongings.
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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