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Thrupp Canoe and Kayak Hire

Kidlington, United Kingdom
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Matt7517 wrote a review Aug 2021
London, England16 contributions6 helpful votes
Canoeing along the Oxford Canal is incredibly peaceful, calming, and just plain fantastic. I've walked and run along the towpath many times and I know the area very well, but canoeing along the canal for the first time today was far more fun than I expected. I booked a 2-seater canoe for me and my son over the phone a few days in advance. The canoes are very easy to get in and out of and are very stable and easy to manoeuvre. Life jackets provided but apart from that no need for any specialist clothing. Good, clear safety talk before we got into the canoes. There are plenty of narrow boats moored along the canal and there were a couple going down the canal during the hour we were there with plenty of space for us to pass each other safely. Lovely views as you move down the canal. We booked an hour so went to Enslow lock before turning back. You can book longer sessions and go beyond the lock and onto the Cherwell River. I'd recommend canoeing here to anyone and I will definitely go again soon - next time I'll book a longer session and head up the river! And if you're driving to Thrupp Canoe and Kayak Hire, there's plenty of parking space there, next to Annie's Tea Room.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Rachel H wrote a review Jun 2021
Hereford, United Kingdom40 contributions13 helpful votes
My husband and I were in the area for a weekend away. I stumbled across Thrupp canoe and kayak hire on TripAdvisor and gave them a call to ask for options (we've never been canoeing before). A lady answered the phone and she was IMMENSELY kind and helpful. We went for an hour to start with as we aren't regular canoe goers and we had such a great time! The man who checked us in and explained the safety aspects was very friendly and we felt we knew everything we needed to know to keep us safe on the water. Such a brilliant experience and I'm so glad we did it, we would definitely return.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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feurteventura wrote a review Jun 2021
Oxford, United Kingdom5 contributions
We had such fun at Thrupp. We had a canoe that all 4 of us could sit comfortably. Everyone involved was so kind, helpful and good health and safety advice like “try not to fall in”! Such a gorgeous day would definitely recommend going 😊
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Graham C wrote a review Mar 2021
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Brilliant thing to do in Covid times - safe, fun and friendly staff, highly recommended. Easy to book in advance and quickly out on the canal and river, beautiful part of the country.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Millybob wrote a review Sep 2020
Banbury, United Kingdom36 contributions30 helpful votes
Thankful safety advice was delivered swiftly and we were in our kayak within minutes of arrival. The young lady was lovely and told us not to rush back (although we did because it began raining heavily). It was very enjoyable and we will most certainly be returning, I can’t believe I haven’t tried this before now
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Date of experience: September 2020
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