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Outdoor Hire Centre

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Hadleigh Road | Cross Street, East Bergholt, Babergh District CO10 2DL, England
+44 1206 700707
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Great afternoon on the river

We are a party of 20 female outdoor enthusiasts and Gordon recommended an afternoon of Paddle and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
jowag
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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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Paddle and Pub

I went with my cousin on a canoeing trip from Sudbury to Great Henny and back. we both had a great... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2017
Ann K
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Essex, United Kingdom
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Outdoor Hire Centre offer the hire of outdoor equipment that many people cannot justify buying for occasional use and / or struggle to pack for their holiday. Our stock of bicycles, watercraft and camping equipment is offered for hire from a day to a week or longer (by arrangement). Hired equipment can be collected from our Hire Centres in East Bergholt and Sudbury. Alternatively, we deliver / collect throughout North Essex and South Suffolk including: Colchester, Mersea, Dedham, Sudbury, Chelmsford, Hadleigh, Ipswich, Southwold, Aldeburgh, Halesworth and Marks Tey.
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“the river” (12 reviews)
“kayak trip” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Hadleigh Road | Cross Street, East Bergholt, Babergh District CO10 2DL, England
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+44 1206 700707
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We are a party of 20 female outdoor enthusiasts and Gordon recommended an afternoon of Paddle and Pub. We hired a combination of double kayaks and canoes and had a great time. Thoroughly recommended, thanks

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Reviewed 5 December 2017

I went with my cousin on a canoeing trip from Sudbury to Great Henny and back. we both had a great time, Gordon and Harry showed us the way and could not have done more for us... fantastic day was had by all ... and...More

Thank Ann K
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

We spent a lovely hour rowing around on the calm waters, taking the occasional break and drifting along, admiring our surroundings

Thank Chelsea B
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Gordon H, Owner at Outdoor Hire Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Delighted that you enjoyed it Chelsea. Thanks for booking :-)

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

We tried to call and email several times over the bank holiday weekend without any joy. The voicemail was full. When we eventually got thru we had a very angry person on the other line who was extremely rude and unhelpful . We were unable...More

Thank hannahtrent
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyable canoe and kayak trip along the river. Trips less than half a day can't be booked but we arrived late morning and were able to hire a canoe and two kayaks with no problem. Friendly staff who provided good advice on the river....More

Thank brownthebook
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Gordon H, Owner at Outdoor Hire Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Wonderful, glad you enjoyed. Thanks for sharing. All the best.

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

My friend and I did a 2 day kayak trip from Sudbury to Cattawade. Booking the trip was relatively painless as we contacted the hire centre well in advance. We took a train from London, picked up the kayaks from Sudbury and followed the river...More

Thank Matthew H
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Gordon H, Owner at Outdoor Hire Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Thanks for sharing Matthew and glad you enjoyed the trip. All the best.

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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Great day great owner... Perfect prices.. definitely be going back.. Thanks for helping towards a good day out!!

Thank Samuel P
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Gordon H, Owner at Outdoor Hire Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Thanks for sharing Samuel, glad you enjoyed your day on the river.

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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

During the past 4 weeks we have hired many canoes from the centre based at the Rare cow restaurant in Sudbury. On the 29th July we spent £420 when 12 Of my friends paid £35 each to hire for a day a selection or open...More

8  Thank Amanda J
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Gordon H, Owner at Outdoor Hire Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

Thank you for sharing your thoughts Amanda. Sorry to read they're not positive. I assume you were the part of the Sonia booking that brought your own boat(s) to launch from our privately owned facilities as there is no record of an Amanda using our...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful days kayak hire with my husband on the river stour from Sudbury. We can highly recommend this company great customer service. They will answer every question you have. Had a great time thank you guys.

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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We booked the weekend river Stour explorer trip as a peaceful weekend to mark our anniversary and we weren't disappointed. Having arrived at a secluded riverside campsite we were met by the farmers family who helped us down to our pre-rigged tents with cooking gear...More

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