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Hire a Canoe offers high quality and reliable canoe, kayak and SUP hire services on the River Severn where you can explore the river above and around Shrewsbury. We cater for everyone including, couples, friends, stag parties, hen parties, corporate...more
Montford Bridge | Wingfield Caravan Park, Shrewsbury SY4 1EB, England
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Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

A group of 6 chaps hired canoes to celebrate a birthday. The organisation was very thorough, basic training was good and instructions were clear. We loved a relaxed downstream paddle observing the wildlife that the Severn has to offer including several heron sightings. A great...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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kieranjohnsonb, Owner at Hire a Canoe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2019

Thankyou for your Review! We are glad you had a good time, thankyou for taking the time to leave us a review, hope to see you again this year

Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Went today as a birthday treat as complete beginners. Made to feel very welcome as soon as we arrived and Alex was brilliant. Funny, warm, engaging and very supportive throughout. Gave us all the safety advice we could need, stayed alongside us guiding and advising...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

Decided to do SUP as a team building afternoon, and what a laugh we had. Instructor was brilliant, explained everything and provided all the safety equipment, wet suit and paddle board were in the hire charge so no added extras. Some didn't get as far...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

As a company, these guys have all bases covered. Quality equipment - check! High levels of health & safety - tick! Expert advice, tips and info of the local area - you got it! Charisma to suit - bingo! I’ve had the experience of kayaking...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

My boyfriend and I knew about Alex and Keiron's business through family so thought we'd give it a try. It was a sunny Sunday in June and we enjoyed the whole experience. The process was quick and smooth from picking up the boat and equipment...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Perfect way to spend an evening! Kieran and Alex were really friendly and gave me some top tips so that I was soon trying wheelies and spins and throwing myself off my paddle board and in to the river. I should add that, in our...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

We met the organisers at Montford Bridge and were driven to the put in at Llandrinio. The boat was carried over the bridge and down to the river for us. After a briefing we were let loose on the river. The boats and equipment were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Carla M
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Four of us booked with Hire A Canoe for their two-day trip in double Canadian canoes from Llandrinio to Shrewsbury. Keiron and Alex were highly professional throughout - great communication, good kit, spot-on briefing and brand new mini-bus transport too. We had great fun navigating...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 6 September 2018

Spent an afternoon on the River Severn in beautiful sunshine, a very calm and peaceful experience, well organised and very friendly staff. Will be going again soon and would recommend to anyone.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Had a great day canoeing down 12 miles of the river Severn from Montford Bridge to Shrewsbury, including a picnic stop with a chance to “stretch our legs”. Alex and Kieran from Hire a Canoe Shrewsbury based at Montford Bridge were welcoming and helpful with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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