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Trip 10 - Thrapston to Oundle Mill


2 Days


All-Adult Group

Adults with Children all aged 10 or over

Adults with Children aged 5 to 10


8.5 miles

Route Description

Just 2 or 3 hours paddling each day, and camp overnight at Wadenhoe with your own tent. Please note - Wadenhoe camp is a lovely spot but taking your own tent is basic, you will only have access to a portaloo and a drinking water tap.


2 person canoe £155.00
3 person canoe £200.00
"Own Tent" Camping at Wadenhoe (per small/medium tent) £13.00
"Own Tent" Camping at Wadenhoe (per large tent) £20.00

Route Details

  • ​Great for families with younger children

  • ​Camp at Wadenhoe

  • ​Plenty of time for relaxing at your tent


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Arrival Time: Pre-booking Essential for this trip of two days, please be sure to arrive at our Thrapston Nine Arches Bridge no later than 9.30am on day one.

A small, but important note: Ian & Richard 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 Thrapston to Oundle? Probably our favourite stretch of river, and this is a very leisurely way to experience it, with just 2 or 3 hours paddling each day, making it great for families, whilst the excellent King’s Head pub at Wadenhoe keeps the adults happy, with its idyllic riverside location & excellent food.

You’ll be getting into the water at the Nine Arches Bridge in Thrapston / Islip to begin your paddle. There are some wonderful stopping points along this stretch of the river, with 2 locks each day, not to mention Wadenhoe itself. Also on this trip you’ll be passing by The Middle Nene Sailing Club, Titchmarsh Nature Reserve, Wadenhoe’s Norman Church, The Lyveden Way, Lilford Hall, and a beautiful Arched Bridge at Lilford that can only really be appreciated from the river. Your first days paddle ends at Wadenhoe Camp a basic but idyllic location with a toilet on site, everything else will need to be brought to the camp in your canoe or you can arrange to leave a car on site - at your own risk.

Overnight Accommodation: You’ll be camping with your tent at the camp field just outside the beautiful village of Wadenhoe.

If you prefer everything packaged up for you then please see our Trip Chooser to see our Bundled options with Comfy Camping in Bell Tents or B&B Option. Bundle 1 and Bundle 9

Day two - you will have just 4 miles to paddle, which can be extended another 2 miles if you choose to paddle the circuit round Barnwell Country Park. Your collection is at Oundle Mill at 4.30pm

Locks: The locks along the river make great rest points. Access to and from the river either side of the locks is generally by newly installed portages (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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