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Canoe 2 Routes & Hire

Bundle 8 - Rushden Lakes to Oundle, B&B at Islip/Thrapston

Duration

2 Days

Suitability

All-Adult Group

Adults with Children all aged 10 or over

Distance

18.5 miles (10, 8.5)

Route Description

​Starting out from our base at The Boathouse at Rushden Lakes, this two-day paddle to Oundle takes in some beautiful stretches of river, and you can enjoy a pleasant overnight stop at either The Woolpack Inn, Islip (just seconds walk from the river, this is a great pub with good food and simple chalet rooms), or at The Bridge Hotel, Thrapston (on the other side of the river, a nice traditional & comfortable hotel).

Pricing

Minimum 2 people. Price shown is PER PERSON £144.00
Family Discount, PER PERSON (family of 4 or more, including at least two children aged 5 to 16) £-15.00

Route Details

  • Breakfast, Baggage Transfer, and transport back all included

  • Choice of overnight accommodation - Inn with rooms, or traditional hotel

  • Beautiful stretch of river

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Day 1

Setting off from Ditchford Lock (or our new home at Rushden Lakes from July 2017) you head down river. Take in the moving water in the backwater around Stanwick Lakes Nature Reserve before rejoining the main river. Woodford Mill Tea Room provides a great place for lunch on the river.

In the afternoon continue your journey on the winding river passing Woodford and Denford Locks before reaching your overnight point at either The Woolpack Inn or The Bridge Hotel.

The Woolpack Inn located in the quiet village of Islip just steps away from the river and extensively refurbished in 2014, The Woolpack makes for the most convenient overnight stop with its excellent Bar and Grill. All 9 fully refurbished chalets have en-suite bathrooms.

The Bridge Hotel offers a warm and friendly welcome, and features old oak beams, and period furniture. Each room boasts complimentary Wi-Fi and tea and coffee making facilities. The cosy dining room is one of the oldest parts of the hotel, and guests can enjoy a wide range of food made from local ingredients.

Day 2

Continuing your journey from the Nine Arches Bridge in Islip, there are some wonderful stopping points along this stretch of the river, not to mention the King’s Head at Wadenhoe, well situated for lunch and reckoned by The Sunday Times to be the best riverside pub in Britain, where you can step out of your canoe straight into their garden.

Also on this trip you’ll be passing by The Middle Nene Sailing Club, Titchmarsh Nature Reserve, Wadenhoe’s Norman Church, The Lyvden Way, Lilford Hall, and a beautiful arched bridge at Lilford that can only really be appreciated from the river. This great trip ends at the lovely Upper Barnwell Lock, where we pick you up to return you to your start point.

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