Canoeing in Yorkshire adventure for all the family
Our journey starts just down stream of Ripon Canal basin where we will launch our canoes.
Starting here means we have perfect environment to learn some basic skills for the days paddling ahead. After a few kilometres of gentle paddling we will bypass a lock and join the River Ure. Then we will progress our way downstream stopping for lunch along the way at either Westwick Lock or a tranquil spot long the river you choose. After a bite to eat away we go, until we reach Boroughbridge our end destination.
The journey usually takes between 5-6 hours of paddling with plenty of rests and sight seeing along the way including Newby Hall.
This route is 11km which will take most groups approximately 5-6 hours to navigate the river passing locks and enjoying the views.
The day starts by meeting at Boroughbridge (the end) where we will transport you via minibus to Ripon Canal to start of our trip.
Please read our Terms and Conditions Prior to Booking
Logistics & Meeting Point for Ripon to Boroughbridge Canoe Trip
Logistics – The day starts by meeting at Boroughbridge (the end) at 10am. We will then be transported via minibus to Ripon, this service means that there is no waiting around at the end of our trip or need to shuttle personal vehicles. Our meeting point (GREY PIN) is just off the main roundabout on the B6265 just before you enter Boroughbridge. If using a Sat Nav the post code YO51 9BW will take you to the Grantham Arms on the north side of the roundabout.
Equipment – All safety equipment, canoes & paddles will be provided by How Stean Gorge.
What to wear? – Bring along clothing to keep you comfortable for the day ahead and suitable for the prevailing weather inc waterproof trousers and coat just in case.
Other items may include – Sun hat, woolly hat, gloves, sun cream, personal medication, additional warm layers, waterproof camera, sun glasses.
How Stean will provide dry bags/containers to transport any personal affects, additional clothing and lunch along the way
Lunch/Breaks – We will stop for lunch and plenty of breaks along the route so don’t forget your picnic and drinks, to keep you fuelled and hydrated.
If you have any questions, please give us a call on 01423 755666
Please complete you consent form before arrival by clicking the ‘View Required Documents’ tab on your booking invoice, this will allow you to complete the forms online.
Completing before hand will mean we can get straight out on activities without delay.
If you are organising a group booking you are able to send a consent form directly to all participants via email or by copying your unique link by clicking the ‘share’ tab. The group organiser can share this link on any social media platform Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp, Viber etc
For a young person under the age of 18 this this need to be completed by the parent or guardian.
All safety equipment and canoes will be provided.
All you need to bring is some warm clothing, food and drink that you require for the day.