Canoeing Yorkshire Waterways from Ripon to Boroughbridge

Canoeing Yorkshire waterways with How Stean Gorge will give you memories that will last you a lifetime.

This great trip is now available to book online. We have made a few changes to our activities and the way we operate to keep our instructors and guests safe.

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If you cannot see any available space on our bookings calendar, please contact us on 01423 755666. We should still be able to fit you in, online bookings close 7 days before due date.

An Amazing Canoeing Trip Along the River Ure

Come and spend an amazing day Canoeing in Yorkshire from Ripon to Boroughbridge along the mighty River Ure.

North Yorkshire boasts some of the most picturesque scenery in the country. Canoeing is a great way to see it from another angle and pace of life. You will meander your way down the canal and river without disturbing the wildlife and take in some great views of the Vale of York.

Especially during these times we advise that you take advantage of the insurance package. This  will cover you in the event of any illness that prevents you from attending. Terms and conditions on booking page.

Protect your purchases from unforeseen circumstances that prevent you from attending.
Protect against:, Illness & Health, Layoffs, Travel Interruptions, Military or Jury Duty, Family Emergencies or Severe Weather.

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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.

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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.

Canoeing River Ure & Ripon Canal


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.

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Book Canoeing – Ripon to Boroughbridge

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