Our Awards

Canoe Trail , Pride in Bedfordshire Award Winners 2014

At Canoe Trail we aim to inspire others to share our love of the outdoors through kayaking, canoeing, wild camping, SUP and other activities.  For us being in the Great Outdoors is quite literally uplifting and a breath of fresh air. It also allows us to work with ‘our kind of people’, customers who want to see nature first hand, be active and return home in calorie credit!

Over the years we have coached, supported and met so many lovely people through the simple activity of hiring and coaching watersports such as canoeing, kayaking, SUP's, wild camping and zorbing.


We are most proud of the comments and response we get first hand from our customers, many of whom come back and see us time and again. Here are a few comments from our Facebook page www.facebook.com/canoetrails

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Pride In Bedfordshire

We were delighted to win the Pride in Bedfordshire Award in 2014 for showcasing Bedford and the town. We are happiest seeing our customers enjoy their day paddling but it was nice to be recognised for our work.

Awards held by Inspired Life CIC

Canoe Trail has also played a key role in the impact and success of Inspired Life CIC, our sister company and social enterprise. Inspired Life was a London 2012 Inspire Mark Project and was also runner up for the Pride in Befordshire Award, Finalist in the RBS SE100 awards as a trailblazing newcomer and finalist in the Independent Business Excellence Awards.

A Sample of Customer Testimonials

Canoe Trail hosted my stag do and I had an amazing weekend! Really well organised, great route and the overnight camp in the woods is an absolute must. Highly recommended even for none-outdoorsy types!

Jonny Clarke - 5 Star Review

Canoe Trail are currently helping us prepare for an endurance challenge in 2015. Working with Canoe Trail is not only fantastic tuition but also incredibly good fun! Would high recommend!

Tom Rowland, London - 5 Star Review

A great experience and an awesome day out, even for novices. Definitely worth a try.

Laura Fergie, London - 5 Star Review

Did the Bromham to Bedford stretch today. Was an awesome afternoon. Thank you for the hire Canoe Trail will most definitely be doing it again soon

Rachel Hagland - 5 Star Review

Thank you Canoe Trail. My brother and I had a fantastic trip on the river. This was a first for both of us and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Hats off to Ashley whose instructions were clear and easy to follow. The river itself is amazing and we saw plenty of wild life. Lunch in Bedford by the river and then we finished the 2nd leg. Would definitely like to come back again.

Paul Kitchen - 5 Star Review

Great day canoeing on the Ouse. 14 miles paddling from Bromham to Great Barford - a little bit achey the next day, but well worth it.

Tony Kitchen - 5 Star Review

Done this with The Prince's Trust, REALLY Enjoyed the Canoeing, Great for a weekend Away. Thanks For A Good Time Richard, Ashley And Jay, Would love to do it again

Daniel Batchelor - 5 Star Review

Just spent a great 2 hours learning to stand up paddleboard with Richard and Jay. With their help Finally got to my feet and stayed up. Absolutely loved it, what a lovely way to spend an afternoon. Thanks guys

Sue Vonwiller - 5 Star Review

Fantastic day paddling! I recommend it to everyone. Thanks Richard & Ashley.

Ross Reynolds - S Star Review

Completely brilliant day kayaking yesterday. 14 miles of paddling & carrying kayaks over locks. Highly recommended.

Stephen Wray - 5 Star Review