About Canoe Trail

We are a multi award-winning, family-run business offering canoe, kayak, and SUP hire on the picturesque River Great Ouse.

We have a beautiful riverside woodland for paddle and camping trips a whole host of land-based activities for corporate groups through to stag, hen parties, and youth adventure schools.

We also run a wide range of training courses for canoeing, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding. Experience the same sense of adventure further afield in the UK and overseas with our canoe trips.

Most Popular Trips

Canoe, Kayak & SUP Hire
From £39
Available All Week 4.5 Hours

You start at Kempston and paddle downstream through picturesque river meadows with lots of...

Book Tour
Canoe, Kayak & SUP Hire
From £29
Available Weekends 2 Hours
Canoe, Kayak & SUP Hire
From £42
Available Weekends 5.5 Hours

Micro-Adventure With Our Canoe & Woodland Camp

Why Choose Canoe Trail?


Family-run company who care about customers and doing the right thing.


Guarantee a good time while staying safe in the outdoors.


We work hard to offer the best prices and arrangements.


Offering customers a friendly and relaxed environment to have fun.

Latest News & Articles

Feb 23, 2022

The Great Outdoors Giveaway 2022

At Canoe Trail we believe in spending time in the great outdoors exploring by canoe, kayak or SUP sharing adventure far and wide. As part of this, we are running another competition (we run several a year), which we are running until 1st April 2022.

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Feb 17, 2022

Save up to £100 on Canoe, Kayak & SUP Adventures

Canoe Trail is a long-time friend of the Caravan, Camping, and Motorhome Show where co-Founder Richard has spoken at various shows including the 2022 one about his expeditions. As part of our love of the wider outdoor community, we have created some offers which you can access via our discount code below.

Jan 28, 2022

How Do I Get in Shape for Paddling?

It’s that time of the calendar year when New Year’s resolutions are at the forefront of people’s minds. As paddlers, we are often polarised between fair-weather paddling where our dreams of warm aquamarine waters with golden rays are in reality cold dank winter paddling days. However, with warm clothing, drysuits, and preparation these winter trips offer greater flow, epic white water, and perfect training time for races, events, and adventures.

Dec 31, 2021

Outdoor Adventure Jobs

We're hiring! Applications for the 2022 season are now open. We are looking for Lead Instructors/ Instructors/ Administrator and Freelance Instructors. Location Kempston Outdoor Centre, Bedford.

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