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Canoe the Great Ouse River

  • Location Bedfordshire
  • Duration 7 hours
  • Price from £75.00
  • Canoeing & Kayaking
  • Microadventure


The ideal tonic to a busy life... paddle downstream on the tranquil wooded river of the Great Ouse. Experience the beautiful flora and fauna of the British countryside; the Willows dipping their branches in the water whilst birds and fish dart amongst the reed beds on the banks. Feel like you've left the hectic life behind and switch off in this weekend adventure. Located just over 30 mins from St Pancras by direct train, this is the perfect way to escape London and find yourself in a beautiful setting in no time at all!

This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:

  • Corporates
  • Hen / Stag parties
  • School groups

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Day 1

Meet at Bedford rail station, just 30 minutes train journey from London St Pancras. This relaxing day will explore the Great Ouse river and offer a sense of wilderness and remoteness - the perfect place to relax! Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch on the riverside with a refreshing wild swim for those you fancy it; before jumping back in the boats for the afternoon, with a well earned meal in the pub at the end of the day. No experience necessary but some level of fitness recommended. The route is 15km which takes around 6 hours of paddling with a break for lunch.

Effort Level

Relax and unwind whilst exploring the great outdoors

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough


    What's included

  • Equipment All canoeing equipment including canoes, buoyancy aids, paddles, waterproof jackets if needed, dry bags to keep your personal things in are provided

    What you'll need

  • Other Comfortable active wear for paddling. Water bottle. Suncream. Swimming stuff if you fancy a dip Please let us know if you have any questions.


Custom Policy

  • Cancel before 31 days of your adventure and receive a 75% refund (minus payment processing fees).
  • Cancel within 30 days of the adventure with no refund.
  • Alternate dates may be able to be agreed at no additional cost, but this is not guaranteed.


Starting point:

Bedford station, Ashburnham Road, Bedford, UK




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