Duration: 4.5 hours
Start Postcode: MK40 3QF
Finish Postcode: MK40 3QF
New for 2020!
This is the perfect trip for those who really just want to be messing about on the river. You can set a leisurely pace, as all you have to do is be back a the start point by a certain time, you can paddle as much or as little as you like in the time given. With the flexibility that this trip brings, you can pull over almost anywhere along the riverbank for a picnic game or even a swim to make the most of your day.
This river trip is a fantastic introduction to paddling, especially for those with younger children, allowing them to enjoy a more manageable river journey, at a leisurely pace. It starts on Bedford’s Victorian Embankment at a local café before heading off to explore Bedfordshire’s the rural countryside by canoe or kayak or SUP. The river banks are teeming with wildlife with birds of prey, herons, the occasional grass snake and flitting electric blue kingfishers.
You can chose between 2 sections of river to paddle, either heading up to Kemspton Mill or down to Cardington Lock, where there is just 1 portage point, , where you can enjoy a picnic on the edge of the country park, before setting off again.
4 legged friends are always welcome- if you have a particularly large K9 friend, please give us a call and we can provide you with a wider boat to give you all the best chance of staying dry!