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Adventures Begin Here… Let our Trip Chooser recommend the best paddle for you. From 2 hour “tasters” to 4-Day Adventures - It’s all here, just waiting to be found. You’ll want to narrow things down a bit so simply select any mix of options, press search and see what pops up

Trips in the bluey/greeney/aqua-ey colour are our standard trips - Either a day or less, or multi-day where you bring your own tent. These include hire of your canoe & equipment, as well as transport back at the end of your trip, where necessary.

Trips in the goldey/yellowie colour are our fully serviced “Short Breaks” - These also include overnight accommodation in our Comfy Camping Yurt, Tipi or Bell Tents, or carefully selected B&B’s. And the best bit? Fabulous breakfasts and baggage transfer as standard! There’s a “Short Breaks” paddle link above if you’d like more general info

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2 Days

Bundle 10 - Thrapston to Fotheringhay, B&B at Barnwell From £143.00 per person

Our most popular two-day Bed & Breakfast trip which includes a wonderful stretch of river, and a great overnight stop at Lower Farm B&B in Barnwell, including transport back at end of your trip, the all-important baggage transfer, a wonderful hearty breakfast, and the chance to enjoy an evening at a proper CAMRA rated village pub, The Montagu Arms.

2 Days

All-Adult Group

Adults with Children all aged 10 or over

16 miles

Bed & Breakfast

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Bundle 8 - Rushden Lakes to Oundle, B&B at Islip/Thrapston From £129.00 per person

​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.

2 Days

All-Adult Group

Adults with Children all aged 10 or over

18.5 miles (10, 8.5)

Bed & Breakfast

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Bundle 9 - Thrapston to Oundle, B&B at Aldwincle From £130.00 per person

Lovely, easy going two-day paddle, with just a couple of hours on the river each day. Perfect for younger families, or couples that simply want to take it easy. You get to stay at the lovely B&B in Aldwincle, Pear Tree Farm where a good rest and wonderful breakfast await you. Plenty of spare time on this trip, to enjoy local walks in the Aldwincle/Wadenhoe area, or spend your free time at the idyllic riverside pub in Wadenhoe, The King’s Head. Great food in the restaurant, and great drink by the riverbank. Need we say more?

Possible extra hour or so around the beautiful Barnwell Country Park Backwater on day two, if you fancy it.

2 Days

All-Adult Group

Adults with Children all aged 10 or over

Adults with Children aged 5 to 10

9 miles (5, 4, maybe 2 more)

Bed & Breakfast

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3 Days

Bundle 16 - Rushden Lakes to Fotheringhay, Comfy Camping and B&B From £233.00 per person

Wonderful 3 day paddle from our base at Rushden Lakes, paddling downstream to Fotheringhay, and a great mix of overnight accommodation, being the first night at The Woolpack Inn, Islip, followed by a night under canvas at Barnwell in either our Yurt or Tipi, or one of our lovely bell tents. Or the new option for your second night, our lovely Shepherd’s Hut, perfect for couples. Baggage Transfer, Breakfasts, and pick up from end of trip all included. Great way to sample a little of everything.

3 Days

All-Adult Group

Adults with Children all aged 10 or over

26 miles (10, 8, 8)

Comfy Camping Yurt, Tipi, Bell Tent

Bed & Breakfast

Shepherds Hut

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Bundle 11 - Thrapston to Fotheringhay, B&B at Barnwell & Fotheringhay From £263.00 per person

A very popular 3-day paddle, utilising our most beautiful, rural stretches of river, and two wonderful B&B’s (one riverside B&B, and the other you’ll be collected for just a 5 min drive from the riverbank). Two well-balanced days of paddling, at around 8 miles per day, with an optional 3rd day of paddling and a good selection of pubs en-route. Of course, as per all our Bundled Short Breaks, we include all breakfasts, baggage transfer, and pick up from end of trip, so we really can’t recommend this one highly enough.

3 Days

All-Adult Group

Adults with Children all aged 10 or over

16+ miles (8, 8, optional)

Bed & Breakfast

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Bundle 12 - Rushden Lakes to Fotheringhay, B&B at Islip/Thrapston & Barnwell From £233.00 per person

Great 3-day paddle, starting at our base, The Boathouse at Rushden Lakes, paddling 26 miles in total, with overnight B&B stops at Islip/Thrapston) on your first night, and Barnwell for your second night. You’ll stay overnight at The Woolpack in Islip (just a few seconds walk from the river). You’ll be well looked after with a hearty breakfast, before setting off for your second day paddling, continuing downstream to Barnwell where you’ll stay overnight at the excellent Lower Farm B&B. At the end of your third day, we’ll pick you up from Fotheringhay and take you back to your start point at Rushden Lakes.

3 Days

All-Adult Group

Adults with Children all aged 10 or over

26 miles (10, 8, 8)

Bed & Breakfast

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4 Days

Bundle 7 - Rushden Lakes to Fotheringhay, Comfy Camping at Wadenhoe, Barnwell & B&B at Fotheringhay From £303.00 per person

If you’re feeling fit, you might want to try this for size. Over 26+ miles of river to explore and 3 nights camping by the river. This will definitely chill you out! Wonderful 4-day, 3-night experience. 26+ miles paddling in all, with comfy camping at Wadenhoe & Barnwell, followed by a final overnight stay at “Castle Farm Guest House” at Fotheringhay. Baggage Transfer all the way, and fab fry-ups. And new option of second night in our lovely Shepherd’s Hut, perfect for couples.

4 Days

All-Adult Group

Adults with Children all aged 10 or over

34 miles (14,4,8,optional)

Comfy Camping Yurt, Tipi, Bell Tent

Bed & Breakfast

Shepherds Hut

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Bundle 13 - Rushden Lakes to Fotheringhay, B&B at Islip/Thrapston, Barnwell & Fotheringhay From £343.00 per person

Fantastic 4-day Adventure, taking in 26+ miles of river. You’ll start out from our base at The Boathouse, Rushden Lakes, heading downstream to Islip/Thrapston for your first overnight stop at The Woolpack Inn. Then on day two, continue to Barnwell (perhaps via the idyllic Kings Head riverside pub at Wadenhoe for lunch) to stop at the fabulous Lower Farm B&B. Day three sees you continue downstream to Fotheringhay where you’ll stay at the beautiful Castle Farm Guest House, right by the river. The 4th and final day, you could simply choose to explore the river around Fotheringhay further with a paddle out and back, or simply take some pleasant walks around Fotheringhay, or even spend a long lunch in the excellent Falcon Pub, serving superb food & drink. Great accommodation, all our favourite backwaters, and plenty of pubs & tea rooms all help make this an incredible and unforgettable adventure on our beautiful River Nene.

4 Days

All-Adult Group

Adults with Children all aged 10 or over

26+ miles (10,8,8,optional)

Bed & Breakfast

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