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Trip 5 - Rushden Lakes to Thrapston Nine Arches Bridge


1 Day


All-Adult Group

Adults with Children all aged 10 or over


10 miles

Route Description

Really full, fabulous day this one, meeting at The Boathouse at 9am, a full day paddling downstream with lovely Woodford Mill Tea Room for lunch, and pick-up from Thrapston Nine Arches Bridge at 5.00pm to return you to Rushden Lakes, where you can perhaps enjoy a well earned meal at your favourite restaurant over-looking the lake

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2 person Canoe £85.00
3 person Canoe £105.00
4 person canoe (2 adults & 2 children aged 5-10) £110.00

Route Details

  • ​Nice long, full day paddle with 5 easy portages by locks

  • Lovely Tea Room for lunch

  • Enjoy the beautiful backwater around Stanwick Lakes


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Check-In Time at Rushden Lakes: 9am

Richard & Ian very much hope that these pages give you a good idea of the various trips offered by Canoe2. But really, there’s no substitute for giving us a call and having a chat. We can talk over the various abilities in your group, the type of accommodation you prefer, and anything that might be important to you. That way, we can recommend the best trip for you. Or if you prefer just drop us an email.

Why Paddle Rushden Lakes to Thrapston? This is a great adventure going from our base to Thrapston with transport provided at the end. You will set off from our base at Rushden Lakes around 9.30am, you head down river, and if you wish you can 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 provides a great place for lunch on the river. From here you will continue your journey on the winding river passing Woodford and Denford before arriving at your destination at the Nine Arches Bridge Boat Mooring in Thrapston, The Woolpack Inn located just across the road, so you can relax and have a drink before your pick up at 5pm.

Locks:The locks along the river make great rest points, many being very picturesque. Access to and from the river either side of the locks is generally via portage platforms (low level platforms either side of the locks). Where portages are not available, access varies but is typically via boat moorings or low level floating pontoons. We also supply, included in the price of your package, great little canoe “trolleys”, so you can choose whether to carry, or simply wheel your canoe past the locks.

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