Hire a Canoe
Water SportsBoat HireSelf-Guided Tours & RentalsStand Up PaddleboardingKayaking & Canoeing
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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 days out, scout/guide groups, school groups, and many more.
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

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Travellers' Choice
2023

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lauren
Shrewsbury, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Wow what an experience! We did the trip from Montford Bridge to Shrewsbury and had a blast. We were pretty much complete novices to canoeing and managed it in just under 4 hours with medium effort.
We saw plenty of wildlife along the way, including a couple of kestrels and several kingfishers. It was very peaceful and apart from a few walkers and fishermen we didn’t see a soul until we came into Frankwell.
The trip itself was managed very well by a lovely team. Can’t fault the experience and would love to return in the near future!
Written 18 August 2023
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Lesley D
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
What great fun, a lovely and quiet river to paddle along, coming across the odd angler and wildlife. Just remember you need quite a bit of energy and strength to complete the 12 miles and on the day we went, the river levels were high with not many places to beach the canoes and rest up
Written 14 August 2023
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Mark T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
My son and I experienced the 12 mile, 5 hour canoe trip from Montford Bridge to Shrewsbury and it was a great day on the water. The instructions were easy to follow and we felt really secure in the boat. The scenery was beautiful and we saw lots of wildlife in complete serenity. It comes thoroughly recommended, even if the last mile or so was very hard work! (which was down to our poor fitness levels!). Very very enjoyable.
Written 14 August 2023
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Sarah H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Amazing, brilliant value for the money, 100% recommend. Took my brother and sons and we had the best time, amazing views and the memories for a lifetime.
Written 13 August 2023
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karren E
Shrewsbury, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We had a wonderful evening paddling about on the river. No fireworks which was due to the security alert at the Quarry but will defiantly be back to try again next year 👍
Written 13 August 2023
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Virginia R
Nottingham, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Great instructions on where to go and what to bring; really helpful staff and clear explanation of what to do and where to go when canoeing. Great place to stop for lunch on the way. The whole of our party (16 adults and children) really enjoyed it.
Written 12 August 2023
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LoveTravel62969
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Great experience. Company organised, easy to communicate with, kit was in good order. We especially appreciated thoughtful elements like the minibus from Shrewsbury and the midway stop. Did this with a mixture of beginners and more experienced people and we all had a really good time.
Written 12 August 2023
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Michael P
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Brilliant day out picked up in Frankwell car park and taken to Montford Bridge easy to get into the Conor’s a nice leisurely canoe down stream to the Quarry. Stopped halfway down stream fo a picnic.We were 10 people in 5 Conor’s and had a fantastic day out .Many thanks to Hire a Canoe and staff.
Michael Powell.
Written 11 August 2023
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Lynds231
Rickmansworth, UK20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
This was a brilliant day out. We were well looked after by Hire a Canoe. They picked us up in Shrewsbury and drove us to the start point. After a safety briefing and some tips on where to picnic and some local info about the river we set off. We struck lucky with the weather and the natural flow of the river gave us a bit of extra help downstream. The scenery was idyllic and we saw some great wildlife. We had the river to ourselves most of the time but it got a bit more lively as we approached Shrewsbury. We were met at the end point by Hire a Canoe who helped us disembark and looked after the canoe for us, so all in all a very successful and most enjoyable day.
Written 25 July 2023
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Wayne P
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
A great day out which was very enjoyable. Helped by the fantastic weather. Communication with the company was difficult at times but manageable. Highly recommended day out.
Written 23 July 2023
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