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Canoe2 - Day Paddles

The Boardwalk | Rushden Lakes, Rushden NN8 1RL, England
+44 1933 522223
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Amazing experience

My daughter and I spotted the swan pedalos on the lake and couldn't resist the temptation of having... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Half day paddle on the River Nene

The 50+ Adventure Club set off down the Nene in 7 canoes after a very professional briefing and... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Carol P
Rushden, United Kingdom
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Based at the new leisure & retail destination, Rushden Lakes, we offer Canoe Hire, Comfy Camping, and Short Breaks on the River Nene in rural Northamptonshire. Centrally located between London & Birmingham, you can hire canoes and paddle down river for half a day to five days, toward Peterborough and into Cambridgeshire. We include a pick-up service at the end of many trips so you can choose to paddle only downstream. To complete your canoeing adventure, why not consider a Canoe2 Short Break canoeing holiday. These breaks are packaged up to include Comfy Camping, in bell tents, a yurt, or a tipi, or you could choose from our selection of excellent country hotels and B&Bs. Canoe2 Gift Experience Vouchers are also available. What could be better than presenting your loved one, friend, or work colleagues with an experience they'll remember and cherish for years to come? Or simply enjoy 30 or 60 minutes on our lovely lake, in your choice of canoes, kayaks, katakanus or swan pedalos.
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The Boardwalk | Rushden Lakes, Rushden NN8 1RL, England
+44 1933 522223
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

My daughter and I spotted the swan pedalos on the lake and couldn't resist the temptation of having a go. Due to the typical British weather we had to wait for conditions to improve and finally went on Sunday. The staff are so helpful professional...More

1  Thank 445peggyu
Reviewed 10 September 2017

The 50+ Adventure Club set off down the Nene in 7 canoes after a very professional briefing and advice on which way to go - upstream originally but were advised that portage around the first lock was a long way so decided to go downstream....More

2  Thank Carol P
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Lovely peaceful scenic easy canoe trips on the River Nene with small challenges of a couple of locks to negotiate. Just completed the one day trip from Thrapston to Oundle having hired the canoe last week at Rushden Lakes for a 4 hour taster trip....More

1  Thank Julie R
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Was at the shopping centre with the kids and decided to give the canoe Hire a go. Staff at the help desk were brilliant and within no time we were getting our life jackets and paddles before a quick safety brief and we were off...More

2  Thank phastings87
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is our forth visit and the first to the new site and premises. Another great day out and once again we were lucky with the weather. Couldn't fault anything with the day and all the staff both old and new were helpful and friendly....More

1  Thank millerkeith
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We have used Canoe2 before for full day trips going downstream but this is the 1st time from the new site at Rushden. We had a 1/2 day paddle which was perfect as it was my wife's 1st time. Nice gentle paddle across the lake...More

2  Thank Steve C
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We visited with 4 children aged 5 - 10. We all had a fab time. There was a boat big enough for all 6 of us, so we had lots of fun. Highly recommend!

1  Thank Nikki E
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Fantastic fun for all the family, well equipped with a good variety of activities for all abilities, friendly enthusiast staff, hired a canoe for 2 hours on the lake, will definitely look to do a half day river trip, excellent value for money, thank you...More

1  Thank Rebecca W
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We really enjoyed canoeing on the Lake at the new boathouse. The staff were very friendly and helpful. There was a variety of boats to choose from. I would highly recommend it. Fun for all ages even in the rain!

1  Thank _stuart_emma
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Thank you to everyone at Canoe2 for a great couple of hours canoeing with family and friends. We all had a great time and will definitely be back. Thanks again.

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Questions & Answers
24 May 2016|
Response from CanoeTwo | Property representative |
Hi Debora - Many thanks for your message. Yes, we can offer an afternoon paddle from Thrapston to Wadenhoe, Wednesday 22nd June, ending at The King's Head pub, a truly idyllic riverside pub with a very large garden and... More
24 February 2016|
Response from CanoeTwo | Property representative |
Hi there. Thanks for getting in touch. Not all year, we open 19th March this year and our season ends mid October. We are however available to chat/advise/take bookings all year round, so please don't hesitate to phone for... More