Details of all our public  events and scheduled trips  can be found on our   Facebook  page, click here.

 

Private Trips can also be arranged for private groups of 12+   participants, on dates to suit your needs.  Group discounts of  up to 20% may apply     -   please contact us  to discuss your needs.

 public  trips  &   EVENTS


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 CALL US: 01206 700 707 
 EMAIL: reservations@outdoorhirecentre.co.uk 

 

 CALL US: 01206 700 707 
 EMAIL: reservations@outdoorhirecentre.co.uk 

 

Canoe  camping

 

Canoe through 'The Backs' in Cambridge, to the Olympic Park in London or along Suffolks Stour  - explore some of the most iconic of English landscapes.

 

Scheduled Trip Dates can be found on our Facebook Events Page.  Alternatively each of these 1, 2 and 3 night canoe camping trips is available for private groups from 2 to 30 participants.

 

Cambridge & The Fens: 16 miles over 2 days / 1 nights, £195pp*

 

London & Lea Valley: 38 miles over 4 days / 3 nights or over 3 days / 2 nights, £320/310pp*  

 

Suffolk Stour:  26 miles over 2 days / 1 night or 14 miles over 2 days / 1 night, £160/210pp*

 

Chelmsford & The Blackwater: 14 miles over 2 days / 1 nights, £195pp*

 

*Prices incl: one-way boat hire (nominated start/end points), campsite pitch fee, scheduled transfers, relevant boat licensing and access fees.  Excl. camping equipment (avail to hire), food, personal items.

 

PP is Per Participant: Two participants required to paddle a canoe / tandem or one for a kayak.

Up to two children under 10yrs old or one 10-16 years, can ride as passengers in a canoe at a surcharge of £20-30 each depending on the route and transfer costs.  Example: a 2 adults with 2 under 10's paddling Cambridge & The Fens would pay a total of £430 being (£195x2)+(£20x2)

 

Cambridge Canoe Camping trip on The Cam
London Canoe Camping River Lea

sea  kayaking

 

Explore the unique salt marshes and mudflats of the North Essex coast with us on a sea kayaking adventure.  From Arthur Ransomes Backwaters to  .

 

Scheduled Trip Dates can be found on our Facebook Events Page.  Expect a full days experience with 4 - 6 hours on the water depending on location and tides.

 

Paddles are escorted but are not instructional sessions - paddlers should have prior experience and be able to paddle themselves.   

 

 

Round the Island Challenge (Mersea): 

 

Estuary Explorer - Ride the incoming tide as explore the creeks and secret beaches of the Colne Estuary paddling from Brightlingsea to Colchester Castle Park.

 

Tollesbury Explorer - Most recently featured in ITV's 'Liar' these stunning 

 

Walton Backwaters Safari - Explore the wildlife mecca, home to a wonderful seal colony, and one-time playground for Arthur Ransome (Swallows and Amazons).

 

 

Paddles are escorted but are not instructional sessions - paddlers should have prior experience and be able to paddle themselves.  

 

   

 

 

Foraging  and  bushcraft 

 

Explore the unique salt marshes and mudflats of the North Essex coast with us on a sea kayaking adventure.  From Arthur Ransomes Backwaters to .

 

Scheduled Trip Dates can be found on our Facebook Events Page.  Alternatively each of these 1 day trips is available for private groups from 2 to .

 

Round the Island Challenge (Mersea)

 

Estuary Explorer - Ride the incoming tide as explore the creeks and secret beaches of the Colne Estuary paddling from Brightlingsea to Colchester Castle Park.

 

Tollesbury Safari - Most recently 

 

Ransomes Backwaters - Explore wildlife mecca that is Walton Backwaters as we circumnavigate Horsey Island (said to be Ransomes inspiration for 'We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea').  £95pp  

 

 

 

 

Private  Group  Cost