Stort Valley Canoe Hire

stort valley canoe hire

Stort Valley Canoe Hire.

Take a paddle tour on the River Stort, We provide the boats, you provide the adventure. Enjoy an easy paddle on the river with Whoosh Explore to a riverside pub, or make time for a picnic and enjoy a peaceful paddle on the river.

The River Stort navigation opened in 1758 but remains one of Hertfordshires best kept secrets, it is a great place for paddle advenures through unspoiled British countryside. 

We have a wide range of  touring kayaks and Open Canoes available for self guided adventures. 
with 30 boats in our fleet available, its a great opportunity to get friends and family paddling together.

We offer guided and self guided paddles on the
 River Stort from Redricks lakes in Sawbridgeworth, or can arrange trips and tours on the River Stort where our coaching team will meet you with a trailer of boats ready to paddle the river.

We can transport  boats for events and run regular weekend paddles on the River Stour  from Sudbury, on the River Chelmer at Paper mill and on the River Cam from Grantchester on request. as well as Corporate days for team building and expeditions away. 

ook your paddle.
Please contact us on 01279 815258 or text 07788444579
Saturday morning £12.50 for 1.5 hours paddling

£35 Half day Canoe on River Stort from Redricks lake                    
25 Half day Kayak on River Stort from Redricks Lake

£45  Full Day Canoeing on River Stort              
£35  Full Day Kayaking on River Stort

River Tours on the River Stort 
Paddle from either Twyford Lock, Pig Lane or Spellbrook lock to Redricks Lake or from Redricks lake to Rye House

£55 per canoe 
£45 per Kayak

Weekend Paddle Tour on the River
£80 per boat Starting at Pig Lane Bishops Stortford, including camping at Redricks Lakes with a finish at Rye house .

Paddling touring kayaks at Southmill lock
Paddling Instruction and Training
We provide a good introduction to canoeing and everything for an enjoyable adventure on water.
Prior to your trip we give a short briefing about the river safety and tips on places to visit for your adventure.
Canoes at Twyford Lock
Canoes and Kayaks 

River Stort Canoe Hire

Boat Hire availability
Boat Hire available including all canoeing equipment paddles and buoyancy aids
from March to November.
Weekend, individual and group boat hire available, summer evening paddles, boat drop off and collection included for the River Stort by arrangement.


Paddling Distances from start of River Stort Navigation
Bishops Stortford                     0 miles
Sawbridgeworth                       5 miles
Harlow Town                            6.5 miles
Roydon                                   11.6 miles
Broxbourne                              15 miles
See terms and conditions of Hire

Paddling distances from Redricks Lakes Heading up river on a there and back trip

Paddle to Harlow Mill                          45 minutes
Paddle to Feakes Lock                         1 hour and 15 minutes
Paddle to Sheering Mill Lock                 1 hour and 45 minutes
Paddle to Sawbridgeworth Lock             2 hours
Paddle to Tednembury Lock                    2 hours 30 minutes
Paddle to Spellbrook lock                         3 hours

Paddling distances from Redricks Lakes Heading down river on a there and back trip

Paddle to Latton Lock                 30minutes
Paddle to Burnt Mill Lock             1 hour
Paddle to Pardon Mill                    1hour 45minutes
Paddle to Hunsdon Mill Lock         2 hours