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Canoe 2 Routes & Hire

Bundle 10 - Thrapston to Fotheringhay, B&B at Barnwell

Duration

2 Days

Suitability

All-Adult Group

Adults with Children all aged 10 or over

Distance

16 miles

Route Description

Our most popular two-day Bed & Breakfast trip which includes a wonderful stretch of river, and a great overnight stop at Lower Farm B&B in Barnwell, including transport back at end of your trip, the all-important baggage transfer, a wonderful hearty breakfast, and the chance to enjoy an evening at a proper CAMRA rated village pub, The Montagu Arms.

Pricing

Minimum 2 people. Price shown is PER PERSON £154.00
Family Discount, per person (family of 4 or more, including at least two children aged 5 to 16) £-15.00

Route Details

  • ​Wonderfully warm welcome at very highly rated B&B, Lower Farm, Barnwell

  • Our most popular, beautiful, two-day stretch of river

  • ​Baggage Transfer included

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Plenty of time, and enjoy a little detail? You’re in the right place…


An excellent 2 day paddle trip that takes in the best of the River Nene.

Day 1

Is one of our favourites. Offering an outstanding day on the river, and at less than 8.5 miles, this one shouldn’t be too testing. You’ll be getting into the water at the Nine Arches Bridge in Thrapston/Islip to begin your paddle. The King’s Head at Wadenhoe is 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 Wadenhoe’s Norman Church, The Lyveden Way, Lilford Hall and a beautiful Arched Bridge at Lilford that can only really be appreciated from the River.

Your overnight stop is located in the Village of Barnwell near Oundle. Tie up your canoe on a small holding before being collected for a short journey by road to Lower Farm B&B.

Lower Farm will provide you with a comfortable and relaxed country retreat tucked away from busy roads in a picturesque and traditional farm setting. In the evening you can enjoy a stroll along one of several footpaths around the farm or village. Barnwell is a village full of character with its many thatched houses and 300 year old pub, The Montagu Arms an ideal place to end the day.

Day 2

will take you on down the river past Oundle Marina or you can paddle the backwater around Barnwell Country Park, taking you around the outskirts of the town of Oundle, and past the little villages of Cotterstock and Tansor.

Your trip ends at Fotheringhay, a really lovely and historically important village, being the birthplace of Richard III, as well as the location of the execution of Mary Queen of Scots in 1587, after being held captive in Fotheringhay Castle.

Before we pick you up from Fotheringhay and transport you back to your car, you may have time to enjoy a drink or a bite to eat at the excellent award winning Falcon Inn.

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