Canoe Trail - Bedford’s Stand Up Paddle Board Store

Canoe Trail are your local retailer of Stand Up Paddle Boards  (SUP’s) for the Bedford, Northants and Milton Keynes area. Canoe Trail are the local stockists for Red Paddle Boards (Red Paddle Co) with a wide selection of boards in stock and in demo.  

We have a large demo fleet of boards and kit so you can ‘try before you buy’. We believe that this service is important to ensure you get the right board for you in terms of volume, length, stability, manoevreabiluty and speed. Our instructor team are experienced paddlers and paddle boarders who are not only qualified but have completed journeys, sea paddling expeditions, and white water paddling on SUP’s.

Our demo fleet include Sport boards, the ever popular Ride Range (10’8, 10’6 and 9’8), race boards, The Explorer and even the giant XL boards (we use these for groups and corporate events).

Getting the right SUP board for you?

There are a number of ways we can help you get the right stand up paddle board (SUP)for you. These include discussing your needs with our experienced staff and of course demo-ing different boards within the range.

We run regular taster SUP sessions throughout the season with at least one open SUP taster session per month. We also run our popular 4 week courses with our instructor team giving you the chance to get some structured professional tuition.

Value for Money

Taking advantage of our ‘try before you buy’ options is the perfect way to ensure you pick the right board for your needs, general recreation SUP, Racing, adventures, joiurneys and touring or even whitewater paddling.  There are a number of ways we offer you value money…

  • Access to our SUP coaches and instructors
  • Advice and guidance on the board of your choice
  • Taster sessions with our demo fleet
  • We will match bona fide offers from approved dealers
  • Bundled deals on accessories
  • We will provide a free 2 hour training session with every purchase (either specifically for you or on one of our taster sessions or courses

Opening Hours

The Canoe Trail office is open throughout the week and Saturday mornings for you to view boards and get expert advice. Please give us a call so we can ensure kit is ready to show you and that staff are free to spend time with you.


Monday                      :                       9am – 5pm

Tuesday                     :                       9am – 5pm

Wednesday                :                       9am – 5pm

Thursday                   :                       9am – 5pm

Friday                         :                       9am – 5pm

Saturday                    :                       9am – 1pm


We are a 364 a day business and are often running weekend and evening courses so can often arrange to meet you after work.



63-65 High Street



MK43 8SG

Office Number                                   01234 825499