Destination Rushden Lakes

We've Moved

​...Just a 10 minute paddle downstream from our old home at Ditchford Lock, the new “Rushden Lakes” Leisure, Retail & Tourism destination is now open.

Our direct neighbours are The Wildlife Trust, House of Fraser, and of course, our lovely lake. Beyond those neighbours, the development expands to include many nationally renowned shops & restaurants, and some 200 acres of land managed by The Wildlife Trust for the enjoyment of all.

Offering More...

​...Whilst continuing to offer our core services of river canoe hire trips, and of course our Comfy Camping and B&B Short Breaks, Canoe2’s move to Rushden Lakes also affords us the opportunity to offer hire of craft on the lake for those that just fancy 30 or 60 minutes on the water, as well as paddling across the lake to the adjoining River Nene via the specially constructed portage point.

Additionally, we’ve also opened, for the first time, a canoe shop selling canoes, kayaks and lots of related accessories. Here, you’ll also be able to come and chat about (and book) your River Trips & Short Breaks, so we’ll look forward to seeing you at The Boathouse.

At The Boathouse

Our new home, “The Boathouse at Rushden Lakes” is a very special building, with excellent “green” credentials. Designed as a ‘Net Zero Energy’ building, super insulated and enjoying a wildflower roof consisting of local grass and wildflower species native to the area, our Boathouse really is special. And it’s not only home to Canoe2’s HQ and shop, but we’re also making available for hire an excellent Meeting Room, with views over the lake…

More about The Boathouse Environmental Credentials

HPW Architecture are the project Architects and lead consultants of the groundbreaking Rushden Lakes project. The underlying sustainable approach has influenced the siting and orientation of the building. The Boathouse is located on the edge of the lake and creates a gateway to the Site of Special Scientific Interest and lakeside walks.

The building has been designed as a ‘Net Zero Energy’ Building and is super-insulated with all required energy for operation generated on-site. The building is clad using timber effect cladding comprising of 86% recycled materials and has a wildflower roof consisting of local grass and wildflower species native to the area, applied to create habitat for bird and insect life. The Boathouse is designed to minimise heat loss in winter and restrict heat gain in summer with the aim of keeping running costs as low as possible.

The building uses a restrained range of materials and colours, which borrow from the natural colours in the surrounding landscape. These materials and colours are selected to ensure a combined palette, which will mature with age, as well as look good when installed.

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Special Offers

CLEARANCE SALE ON NEW CRAFT - Fantastic Special Offers, up to 25%

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Rushden Lakes

We’ve Moved… Find out about our new home environment at the wonderful new Leisure, Retail & Tourism Destination, Rushden Lakes…

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Contact & Find

Does what it says in the header. Follow the link below and you’ll be able to Contact Us, and yes, Find Us.

Just need our number? It’s 01933 522 223

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Wildlife Paddles

In partnership with The Wildlife Trust, we’re offering fabulous Dawn Chorus & Bat Spotting paddles for 2018

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