Day Trip 1: Bridgnorth-Arley

10.5 miles with a pub stop and steam train return

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Our most popular trip from Bridgnorth to Arley is a 10.5 mile paddle downstream. The group assembles at Severn Park, Bridgnorth at 10.15am where we will meet you with the canoes.

After a briefing about canoeing techniques and safety issues you start with a six mile paddle to Hampton Loade. At this point there is a stop for about an hour for lunch, (you can either purchase this at the pub or bring a picnic and eat outdoors). In the afternoon you continue downstream to Arley. This is about 4.5 miles.

From there your return journey is on the Severn Valley Steam Railway, which delivers you back to the train station at Bridgnorth. This is a 10 minute stroll from your start point. You usually get back to your car at approx 5pm.

  • The prices without steam train return are £28.00 for adults and £14.00 for children.
  • £41 per adult and £25 per child with steam train return ticket included.
  • WE CAN BOOK STEAM TRAIN RETURNS ON EVERY WEEK DAY THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER BUT NOT ON WEEKENDS FROM MAY  THROUGH TO END OF AUGUST. WE CAN BOOK WEEKENDS IN SEPTEMBER. WE CAN ONLY BOOK THESE PLACES IN MULTIPLES OF EVEN NUMBERS. THIS IS AVAILABILITY DEPENDENT. If your group has an odd number there will be a supplement for any empty train seats. These restrictions have been put in place by the Railway’s COVID policy. Unfortunately under their policy we have to reserve the seats, (tables or compartments), for the whole day although we only use them for the one journey, being the last train back to Bridgnorth. This is the reason why the price for our trips with the steam train returns has risen slightly this summer  We hope this is short lived!

  • Other return journey options are taxi or leaving a car at the end of the canoe trip. These worked well last year with the restrictions we were under and are a cheaper alternative.
  • The price includes all your equipment, safety talk and tips before departure and the option of a return ticket for the steam train.
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