*** Coronavirus Update - Change of terms specifically for 2020 season - To offer the assurance of flexibility during this uncertain time, customers will be able to postpone any Canoe2 trip as long as necessary. Postponement allowed right up to start day & time of your trip ***
The River Nene in East Northamptonshire is the county’s best kept secret and what better way to unlock its magic than exploring it in a Canadian open canoe. It’s an excellent way to shake off the stresses and strains of normal day to day life as it forces you to slow down to the rivers gentle pace. Rediscover our incredible heritage with beautiful villages like Fotheringhay, the birth place of Richard III and site of the imprisonment and later execution of Mary Queen of Scots. Or maybe Lyvden New Beild. This Elizabethan property was abandoned In 1605 when its creator Sir Thomas Tresham died and his son became embroiled in the Catholic gunpowder plot.
One thing is for sure, you will discover a piece of our beautiful countryside that remains unspoilt and is rich in heritage as well as being home to a wonderful collection of wildlife. Click here to book now
No time like the present!
There has never been a better opportunity to take a short break on the River Nene than now. And with our great selection of packaged breaks, incorporating our selection of excellent country hotels and B&Bs, you have a great selection of river adventures to choose from.
At Canoe2 we understand that whilst you might want a longer journey on the river, stopping under canvas might not be your thing? So we have teamed up with some of our friends along the river in order to offer you some great bundled river journeys with wonderful overnight accommodation near the river. It’s simple, one price and we arrange everything for you. We pride ourselves on offering stays at wonderful independent accommodation providers, each offering something very unique to their guests. Oh, and don’t forget we move your overnight luggage for you!
Lower Farm, Barnwell
Lower Farm B&B was converted from the farm’s old stables and milking parlour and can now provide you with a comfortable and relaxed country retreat tucked away in a picturesque and traditional farm setting. Each of their comfortable bedrooms looks out onto a central courtyard and it is here that guests can enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast, served in their spacious breakfast room. Barnwell is a village full of character with its many thatched houses and a 300 year old pub, The Montagu Arms
The Woolpack Inn, Islip
The Woolpack benefits from being a one minute walk from your river exit point at Islip (Thrapston Nine Arches Bridge) and you’ll enjoy a friendly bar & grill, with great food & drink and chalet accommodation which was recently re-decorated. Simple, fresh, clean accommodation.
Castle Farm Guest House, Fotheringhay
A tastefully converted Victorian farmhouse, situated in one of England’s most picturesque and historic locations. With lawns running down to the River Nene at the front and adjoining the site of Fotheringhay Castle to the side, it is well placed to make the most of this wonderful Nene Valley village where Richard III was born and Mary, Queen of Scots beheaded
Pear Tree Farm, Aldwincle
Situated in the lovely village of Aldwincle in the Nene Valley, Peartree Farm is a quiet, comfortable and a very civilised place to enjoy an overnight stay. The fine old greystone building has a warm, welcoming interior, and all the quaint, pretty bedrooms have en-suite facilities. Some are in the farmhouse, the rest in the converted stable block.
Canoe2 want you to get the most from your time on the river, and one of the great things about our packaged river breaks is that we take the hassle out of your trip by transporting your overnight belongings direct to your accommodation. Whether you are under canvas or in a hotel, for one night, or more, you’ll be able to fully enjoy your paddling experience.
We won’t charge you extra during school holidays!
We don’t believe in penalising families for paddling during the school holidays. We use the same price throughout our entire season.IT’S SIMPLE AND FAIR!
Please try our Trip Chooser to help you select your perfect trip. You’ll find all options, from 2 days to a full 4 day trip, starting from £153 per person.
We have price reductions on our Short Break Bundles for families of four or more, with at least two children aged 5 to 16 years of age. See our Trip Chooser for details.