Your Big Adventure
Taking an open canoe down the River Severn you’ll be transported to another place about as far from the daily grind as you can get. Spending your days peacefully paddling downstream, connecting with water and wildlife and making discoveries around every twist and turn. There is a lot to see and explore over 125 miles and this unique UK staycation adventure aims to give you the experience of a lifetime.
The Big Severn Adventure is available as the Original seven day adventure and a shorter five day self-guided trip – you can tailor the five days either to take it all in at a leisurely pace, exploring a shorter distance on the river, or to get real kudos of challenging yourselves to paddle the whole 125 miles in a shorter time.
On your way down you’ll get our recommendations for where to visit, eat and stay around the river, you can choose to stop and stay anywhere you like on the trip and enjoy the freedom of your days, on and off the water.
We provide support and information to help you plan every aspect of your trip and provide you with all that you need to make your trip an amazing experience.
Pre trip: You’ll be contacted on receipt of your booking & deposit to confirm all details and provide you with basic information. You’ll be quickly followed up with all the relevant information for the trip covering all aspects of your trip. You will be provided with all the information you need to make this a unique self-guided trip. We are on hand to answer any questions and help you with the logistics for your very special adventure.
Your arrival: You’ll be meeting us in our base, where you can safely park and get kitted out, then transported by our guide to the river at Pool Quay, and you’ll be fully briefed along the way. At Pool Quay you’ll be shown how to load the boat safely, getting in and out safely and answer any last questions before you’re launched on your way.
Daily travel outline
Day 1: Arrival & transportation to Pool Quay. Pool Quay to Montford Bridge.
Day 2: Montford Bridge to Atcham, Via Shrewsbury.
Day 3: Atcham to Ironbridge/Jackfield.
Day 4: Ironbridge to Hampton Loade, via Bridgnorth.
Day 5: Hampton Loade to Worcester, via Bewdley & Stourport-on-Severn
Day 6: Worcester to Tewksbury, via Upton-on-Severn.
Day 7: Tewksbury to Gloucester. Pick up & transport back to base.