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Bundle 8 - Rushden Lakes to Oundle, B&B at Islip/Thrapston

Duration

2 Days

Suitability

All-Adult Group

Adults with Children all aged 10 or over

Distance

18.5 miles (10, 8.5)

Route Description

​Starting out from our base at The Boathouse at Rushden Lakes, this two-day paddle to Oundle takes in some beautiful stretches of river, and you can enjoy a pleasant overnight stop at The Woolpack Inn, Islip.

Pricing

Minimum 2 people. Price shown is PER PERSON £144.00
Family Discount (family of 4 or more, including at least two children aged 5 to 16) per person rate £129.00

Route Details

  • Breakfast, Baggage Transfer, and transport back all included

  • Overnight accommodation - Inn with rooms.

  • Beautiful stretch of river

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Day 1

Setting off from our base at Rushden Lakes you head down river. Take in the moving water in the backwater around Stanwick Lakes Nature Reserve before rejoining the main river. The Water Mill Tea Room at Willy Watts Marina, Ringstead provides a great place for lunch on the river.

In the afternoon continue your journey on the winding river passing Woodford and Denford Locks before reaching your overnight point at The Woolpack Inn.

The Woolpack Inn located in the quiet village of Islip just steps away from the river and extensively refurbished in 2014, The Woolpack makes for the most convenient overnight stop with its excellent Bar and Grill. All 9 fully refurbished chalets have en-suite bathrooms.

Day 2

Continuing your journey from the Nine Arches Bridge in Islip, there are some wonderful stopping points along this stretch of the river, not to mention the King’s Head at Wadenhoe, well situated for lunch and reckoned by The Sunday Times to be the best riverside pub in Britain, where you can step out of your canoe straight into their garden.

Also on this trip you’ll be passing by The Middle Nene Sailing Club, Titchmarsh Nature Reserve, Wadenhoe’s Norman Church, The Lyvden Way, Lilford Hall, and a beautiful arched bridge at Lilford that can only really be appreciated from the river. This great trip ends at Oundle Mill at the lovely Upper Barnwell Lock, where we pick you up at 4.30pm to return you to your start point.

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