Canoe, Kayak and Paddleboard hire in Shropshire


This canoe or Kayak hire trip is perfect for beginners or anyone looking for a taste of what unguided canoe hire in Shropshire has to offer. Enjoy travelling through a beautiful tree-lined valley with fun but safe rapids. This trip will certainly leave you wanting more!

£20 per person

(under 14s half price)

6.5 miles

2 hours

All transport is free


Great for anyone wanting to cover a bit more ground. This 12.5 mile canoe or Kayak hire trip gives you the chance to stop for a picnic lunch before heading off on your second stage. Including views of the lower Ironbridge Gorge, the Willey estate and the Severn Valley railway.

£30 per person

(under 14s half price)

12.5 miles

5 hours

All transport is free

Are you looking for something more adventurous? We offer the chance to create your own bespoke multi-day canoe hire adventure on either the River Wye or the River Severn. With your inspiration and our advice, help us create the perfect camping and canoe adventure!

£30 pp per day

(under 14s half price)

Up to 5 days

All transport is free




Formally SUP Shrewsbury, Shire Canoes offers paddleboard lessons as well as guiding, club nights and hire. Come and take part in one of the world's newest and fastest growing sports. 

Click below to see our full range of services.

Hire from £15pp

Lessons from £35pp



Shire canoes is Shropshire's premium canoe, kayak and paddleboard hire company primarily running trips on the River Severn in both Shropshire and Worcestershire.

If you are looking for something different or more bespoke, we also offer multi-day trips on the whole navigable sections of the River Severn and River Wye. 


(Trips outside of our basic model are subject to availability).

Trip information

The Meeting point for our Canoe or Kayak adventures is in the town of Bridgnorth , Before your canoe hire begins you will leave your car parked in the pay and display car park in the Severn park. The minibus transport will be waiting to take you upstream to your starting destination. Here you will receive a safety brief, as well as basic tips and tricks to help you along the way. A acknowledgment of risk form is mandatory to both read and sign. Half day Canoe journeys lasts approximately 2 hours while the full day will take 4 hours. These routes take you through some of Shropshire's most beautiful scenery. You will finish your canoe journey back where you left your car. Those booked on full day trips will carry on past this point to a second pickup location. When you arrive, you will be transported back to your car.

Important safety information

In the event of any major incidents we will be contactable to help arrange a rescue, although please note, During

your Canoe or Kayak hire mobile phone signal can be patchy for most major mobile phone networks.

Our minimum age for canoe and Kayak hire is 7 years old. We can go down to 5 years old when canoes are rafted (please enquire for more details)

No Drugs or alcohol is allowed to be consumed before or during your Canoe hire with Shire Canoes, this is a strict policy and we reserve the right to turn you away with no refund given.

No fishing is allowed during canoe rental, even if the participant holds a rod licence

Participants must be able to swim a minimum of 25 meters confidently