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We are a canoe, kayak and SUP hire company based at three locations...

The Wingfield caravan park at Montford Bridge just outside Shrewsbury

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The Bewdley Rowing club.


Established in 2014 we have provided some of the best River Severn canoe hire to over 17,500 happy customers across the UK and we believe that all

Hire a Canoe customers deserve the very best experience on the river, to enable this, we offer the very best equipment & service available.

Our fleet of 60 Canadian style canoes, single kayaks, double kayaks and stand up paddle boards are modern, safe, clean and well maintained. Our equipment is available to hire along the full length of the navigable and non-tidal River Severn Our Buoyancy aids are kept clean, renewed and safety tested on a regular basis to ensure they are not just fit for purpose, but are also clean and comfy. Our paddles come in a variety of sizes to ensure the maximum possible comfort for all adults and children.




She is the star of the show and keeps us in check although is pretty paw at her job!



Our White water canoe leader/coach, UKCC level 2 canoe, kayak & SUP coach who also loves all kinds of expeditions, he enjoys tea and custard creams, preferably dunked and Aldi white chocolate cookies.


Aaron - Bewdley centre manager

Aaron is a level 3 forest school leader during the week and a paddler at the weekends. With his degree in outdoor adventure he just loves being outside and is happiest camping in unusual places with a fire and a hot chocolate.


Cara - SUP Instructor

Cara’s passion in life is teaching, which comes in quite handy being our Stand Up Paddle Board coach. As well as spending her time flowing down rivers, she also loves being out in the wild foraging for all sorts of natural goodies. She enjoys nothing more then to be sat on a beach with a cold drink in one hand and a paddle in the other.

The Team

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Environmental policy

At Hire a Canoe Ltd we are  passionate about the environment and doing our best to reduce our impact. Whilst there are some aspects our our business we cannot change such as the use of minibuses and plastic equipment. We have highlighted a few schemes that starting this season we will be promoting.

  • Free tea or coffee for anyone who brings their own cup (we will no longer provide paper or plastic cups) **only at Montford Bridge**

  • Free refills for reuseable water bottles **only at Montford Bridge**

  • an annual litter pick to help remove litter from the river.

  • where possible we buy kayaks made from recycled plastics. 

If you can think of any way we can improve our environmental policy then please get in touch!



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