As the longest river in the UK, it is no surprise that Shropshire’s heart beats to the rhythm of the River Severn’s waters. Cutting through many of the main towns and villages throughout the county including Shrewsbury, Ironbridge and Bridgnorth – the River Severn can make a good day out for the whole family.

Imagine yourself gliding along its tranquil waters, surrounded by lush countryside, and steeped in history. Canoeing or kayaking in Shropshire offers a fantastic family-friendly adventure regardless of your experience level.

Explore at your own pace

Hire a Canoe let you choose from a flexible one or two-hour rental, perfect for a leisurely paddle downstream or a day trip, covering over 12 miles of the River Severn loop.

With two starting points, one at The Quarry in Shrewsbury town centre, and one in Montford Bridge, each allows you to embark on your journey right amidst the charm of Shropshire’s historic towns.

Hire a Canoe

Canoeing for all abilities

No prior canoeing experience? No worries, your chosen canoe hire should provide all the necessary equipment and a safety briefing to ensure a smooth and enjoyable trip.

If a little nervous, go for a larger canoe as they can accommodate paddlers of all shapes and sizes and are steadier, making it a great activity for families with young children or those new to the water.

Nature's wonderland awaits

Canoeing along the River Severn is paired with sights of rolling hills and an abundant wildlife. Keep an eye out for herons and kingfishers flitting by or watch the gentle sway of reeds along the riverbank.

Why not stop for a picnic lunch on the riverbank or enjoy a post-paddle refreshment drink at a charming riverside pub on your journey. Our favourites include The Terrace and The Boathouse Inn in Shrewsbury which both have pontoons you can paddle into.

Canoe holidays in Shrewsbury

Marrington Escapes is located within driving distance of the major canoe launch points around Shropshire. So, after your paddling adventure, you can seamlessly transition into relaxation and exploration.

Book your stay today and get exploring the magic of and the River Severn and beyond.

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