Browse Our TripChooser...

Browse Our TripChooser...

Thinking About Next Year? For a limited period you can confirm your 2022 river adventure with Just 25% Deposit. Easy & Free date changes & postponements

Adventures Begin Here… From 2 hour “tasters” to 4-Day Adventures - It’s all here, just waiting to be found. Choose "Out-n-Back" trips for a day or less, full day downstream trips, or multi-day with your own tent. These include hire of your canoe & equipment, as well as transport back at the end of your trip, where necessary. Or go for one of our fully serviced “Short Breaks” - These also include overnight accommodation in carefully selected B&B’s, and baggage transfer included! If you're new to Canoe2, you'll learn loads about us below. Or, if you already know pretty much what you'd like to book, just use the "Choose & Book" menu option above

Ideas & Recommendations

Ideas & Recommendations

On this River Trip Chooser page you'll find advice on which trips tend to best suit your group. But we try not to be too prescriptive - For sure, it's our advice based on 11 years of experience offering canoe & kayak hire trips on The River Nene, but everybody is different, with differing levels of strength & fitness, and looking for different experiences, so feel free to choose any trip you like (subject of course to child age restrictions, and the like). And note that the suggestions are far from exhaustive, we discuss a small number of trips here, but on our booking pages you'll find around 15 different trips to choose from, so do explore. Read on for our thoughts, and get yourself booked online, or give us a call if you'd like a little more advice over the phone. Another source of info is our great FAQ page, filled with loads of good advice, just use the link below...
FAQ's - More Good Advice
Great All-Round Favourites for Couples, Friends, and Families, perhaps with older children

Great All-Round Favourites for Couples, Friends, and Families, perhaps with older children

For your group, most of our trips are worth considering, with your final choice most likely dependant upon the time you have available, budget, and of course, personal preference & fitness. Best thing we can do here is recommend our most popular trips. From our "Choose & Book" menu option, why not explore either of our full day downstream paddles? Transport back is included, and you'll have a thoroughly enjoyable day on the water, either paddling from Rushden Lakes to Thrapston, or from Thrapston to Oundle Mill. Alternatively, any out-n-back paddles will work for you, or perhaps a multi-day B&B Short Break to really find your Outdoorsy Self again (Bundles A and C being our best selling 2-Day trips). The link below will take you directly to our day paddle from Rushden to Thrapston, but do explore beyond that before you decide...
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The Perfect UK Staycation

The Perfect UK Staycation

We've been perfecting our multi-day Canoeing Short Breaks for 11 years now, since 2010. Highly serviced with all canoes & equipment provided, along with thorough safety & paddle demonstrations, our beautiful River Nene is perfect for complete novices, being a very calm, peaceful, slow moving river. You don't need to be gym-bunny to paddle the Nene, but a reasonable level of fitness is helpful, as some physical effort is required to paddle, and move your boat by the locks. If you're looking for a proper holiday that makes the most of the lovely Nene Valley in rural East Northamptonshire, with return transport, and baggage transfer all included, we'll make that happen for you this year, with our 2021 Short Breaks available now. Please use the link below to see our range of 2, 3 and 4-day Canoeing B&B Short Breaks (not forgetting our unique "Champing" option, Church Camping, as shown)
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