What We're About

Finding Fresh Air, Fun, Freedom & Adventure in 2022. We want to help you get out and enjoy the calm & peaceful waters of the beautiful Nene Valley.

On The Nene Since 2010

On The Nene Since 2010

For twelve years, Richard, Ian & all the team have been offering canoe hire on The River Nene in rural East Northamptonshire, with great safety & paddle briefings and oodles of great advice from knowledgeable staff, and all the equipment you’ll need, including paddles, buoyancy aids, watertight containers and portage trolleys. The River Nene is a lovely calm, gentle river, and is perfect for the novice paddler, and wherever required, we include pick-up or drop-off at the start or end of your trip, so you only paddle downstream. And we still offer this great, simple service to this day
A Range Of Adventures

A Range Of Adventures

But just a year into our adventure, customers were asking for more. So, we introduced what has since become perhaps the most loved Canoe2 offering, our enhanced multi-day “Bundles” that also include overnight accommodation. Discovering the most beautiful, tranquil stretches of river over 2-days, you can overnight in carefully selected Bed & Breakfasts or Inns. Or even go "Champing", camping in a glorious ancient church (shown above). And wherever you stay breakfast is included, as is our all-important baggage transfer, creating trips you just won’t want to end (honestly, just take a look at our reviews on TripAdvisor, Facebook, and this website). *** NEW FOR 2022 you can now hire SUP boards (stand-up-paddleboarding) to explore the river. And if you haven't tried before, simply take a lesson here at Rushden Lakes, and we'll make sure you're prepared for hiring and heading off to explore the river. So much fun, and bringing excellent health & fitness benefits, this new leisure pursuit is growing hugely in popularity for good reason. Explore this website, or give us a call to find out more ***
The Boathouse at Rushden Lakes

The Boathouse at Rushden Lakes

And now that we’re based at Rushden Lakes leisure, retail & tourism destination, it's great to be offering many new services including hire of Katakanu's & Pedalos for shorter sessions on our lake. This is also where our retail shop will be re-opening in April 2022, in The Boathouse, our ecologically sound, ‘Net Zero’ Energy Building. We even have a fabulous Meeting Room over-looking the lake, available for hire for corporate meetings, or small private functions, and we're encouraging community use, with lower pricing for use by local community organisations and charities.