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Canoe2 - Day Paddles

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Based at the new leisure & retail destination, Rushden Lakes, we offer Canoe Hire, Comfy Camping, and Short Breaks on the River Nene in rural Northamptonshire. Centrally located between London & Birmingham, you can hire canoes and paddle down river...more
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The Boathouse Boardwalk Rushden Lakes | Rushden Lakes, Rushden NN8 1RL, England
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

We had just the best time, a brilliant afternoon, the briefing was informative but once out on the water it was really good afternoon, you do get a little wet in the Kayak but you soon get used to that, and when paddling up the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Derekmh65
CanoeTwo, Owner at Canoe2 - Day Paddles, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2018

Excellent - So pleased you enjoyed your paddle, do hope we'll see you again

Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Used the swan boat, which was a lot of fun. We were on it for an hour, but I would recommend half an hour as it does get tiring pretty quickly.More

Date of experience: August 2018
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CanoeTwo, Owner at Canoe2 - Day Paddles, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

:-) Sorry if your legs got a little tired out there, sometimes the hour is pleasant to simply spend a little relaxation time on the water. It's always nice to mix a little "floating time" with the "paddling time" -- Hope to see you again...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Fun half day trip on the beautiful river - we laughed so much and it's a great activity that is different

Date of experience: August 2018
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CanoeTwo, Owner at Canoe2 - Day Paddles, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Great to hear you enjoyed yourselves so much - Do hope to see you again soon....

Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

Went to Rushden Lakes for a nice paddle in a kayak. I’d seen that the store hires out paddle crafts for longer trips along the river nene as well as having a half decent size lake at their disposal so I figured with an hour...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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CanoeTwo, Owner at Canoe2 - Day Paddles, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2018

Hi Candice, thanks so much for your review. Do hope you weren't too disappointed with the area of lake we use. The rest of the lake is under more stringent controls due to its designation as a "Site of Special Scientific Interest", where the wildlife...More

Reviewed August 23, 2018

We had a great two days on the river - Rushden Lake to Oundle, staying overnight at the Woolpack Inn. Canoe 2 staff were really helpful and friendly, clear safety briefing at the start, the equipment was in very good condition, and we had a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 13, 2018

We had a great day out on a beautiful summers day, still in the heatwave. The briefing at the start point was well explained which went through safety, timings and the route. Route information was handed out which detailed the canoe portage exit and entry...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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CanoeTwo, Owner at Canoe2 - Day Paddles, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2018

Ah wow, sounds like you had a lovely day on the river, thanks so much for the review, really appreciated, and we'll look forward to seeing you again soon...

Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Going away so needed to make sure i can paddle a sit on top canoe .Well i didnt fall in so its a success. Now although a little tricky to find at first this is a very professional set up,from booking in,safety and instructions its...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

1) Staff: all of the staff were very friendly and couldn't fault them for attitude. My only point to make was that one staff member failed to email my booking and also couldn't confirm how much extra time we were allowed in the Rushden car...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff, great setting and reasonably priced. Best day out this year and can't wait to do it again soon!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely brilliant 2 day canoeing trip thrapston to fothringhay. This was our second adventure with canoe2, the first was in April, a half day trip. We were a little apprehensive thinking it may have been a bit much in miles for only our second adventure...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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CanoeTwo, Owner at Canoe2 - Day Paddles, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

Hi there, so pleased to hear you enjoyed your second adventure! We'll certainly check into those matches, hope it didn't cause too much of an issue for you. Very much look forward to seeing you again another time. Thanks again for joining us!

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April 10, 2018|
Response from CanoeTwo | Property representative |
Yes, our minimum age is 5 for lake and river hire (though older on river if only one adult going). One adult with 5 yr old would be good on lake in open canoe, bit please do phone ahead first as weather conditions have been... More
May 24, 2016|
Response from CanoeTwo | Property representative |
Hi Debora - Many thanks for your message. Yes, we can offer an afternoon paddle from Thrapston to Wadenhoe, Wednesday 22nd June, ending at The King's Head pub, a truly idyllic riverside pub with a very large garden and... More
February 24, 2016|
Response from CanoeTwo | Property representative |
Hi there. Thanks for getting in touch. Not all year, we open 19th March this year and our season ends mid October. We are however available to chat/advise/take bookings all year round, so please don't hesitate to phone for... More