Shropshire Raft Tours
“Canoe/kayak hire, mini raft hire and mega stand up paddle board hire along the beautiful River Severn.” - AA Inspector
Shropshire Raft Tours welcomes all to their canoe/kayak hire, mini raft hire and mega stand up paddle board hire along the beautiful River Severn located in Coalport, Shropshire. The 7 mile trip starts in Coalport, and all the equipment is provided including a free minibus shuttle. Allow up to 4 hours to paddle the route which gives you time to enjoy the beautiful Shropshire countryside and enjoy a picnic break. For the 10am and 11am trips, after parking your car in Severn Park, Bridgnorth the free minibus shuttle will transport you up river to the start point in Coalport. In addition to enjoying a river trip you can also enjoy a breakfast at The Brewery Inn in Coalport beforehand on the first trip of the day. After paddling down river your trip finishes in Severn Park, Bridgnorth. There are lots of cafes, pubs and shops in the historic market town of Bridgnorth to enjoy or you can sit and relax in Severn Park by the river. You can choose from a double or single sit-on-top kayak or a 2/3 seater canoe. The mini-rafts are especially popular with families with children who prefer to all be in the same boat, and can fit between 2 and 5 people (minimum of 2 adults per raft). If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous then have a go on our mega stand up paddle board which holds between 5-8 people. You can choose from a double or single sit-on-top kayak or a 2/3 seater canoe. The mini-rafts are especially popular with families with children who prefer to all be in the same boat, and can fit between 2 and 5 people (minimum of 2 adults per raft). If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous then have a go on our mega stand up paddle board which holds between 5-8 people. Shropshire Raft Tours welcomes children from the age of 4 and over.
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- Parking nearby
- Facilities: Please contact us if you have a query related to disabled access.
- Opening Times: Main Season 1st April to 30th September, Monday to Sunday, 9am to 9pm (phone enquiries). 1st October to 31st March trips can be arranged by phoning us in advance.
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About the area
Perhaps nowhere else in England will you find a county so deeply rural and with so much variety as Shropshire. Choose a clear day, climb to the top of The Wrekin, and look down on that ‘land of lost content’ so wistfully evoked by A E Housman. Peer through your binoculars and trace the course of Britain’s longest river as the Severn sweeps through the county, from the Breidden Hills to Wyre Forest, slicing Shropshire in two. To the north is a patchwork of dairy fields, hedgerows, copses and crops, broken at intervals by rugged sandstone ridges such as Grinshill or Nesscliffe, and dissected by a complex network of canals.
Spilling over the border into neighbouring Cheshire and North Wales is the unique meres and mosses country, with serenely smooth lakes glinting silver, interspersed with russet-tinged expanses of alder-fringed peat bog, where only the cry of the curlew disturbs the silence. South of the Severn lies the Shropshire Hills AONB. It’s only when you walk Wenlock Edge that you fully discover what a magical place it is – glorious woods and unexpectedly steep slopes plunge to innumerable secret valleys, meadows, streams and farmhouses, all tucked away, invisible from the outside world.
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