Welcome to the 2018 season

Our website will shortly be updated so that you can book and pay for your paddling online. Until then, reach us by phone, or by email at enquiries@chesterkayakhire.co.uk, where there will always be a prompt and friendly reply. See you on the river soon!

Tel: 01244 422007

Full Day – Farndon to Chester in a canadian canoe – Self guided

Journey length: 12 miles
Journey time: 5 to 6 hours
Experience: Prevous experience of paddling a canadian canoe is required.
Cost: £40 per person

8.30am start at Sandy Lane car park (CH3 5UE)

A good level of fitness is advised for this longer trip, along with previous experience of paddling a canadian canoe (due to the remoteness of the route) If you haven’t got any experience, you can still book the half day trip, or join one of our full day guided expedition. Bring plenty of food and water.

You’ll feel like a real explorer!  The trip starts at the historic Farndon to Holt bridge right on the England / Wales border.  Paddle through tranquil countryside, miles from civilization.  You’ll pass through a brief section of small easy rapids that’ll spice things up a bit before continuing your journey along the tree lined river, through peaceful meadows.  It’s not unusual to be the only ones on this section of water – it’s like having miles of countryside all to yourself – find yourself a piece of riverbank and enjoy a riverside picnic.

Wildlife is in abundance so make sure you pack your camera!  You’ll pass right through the heart of the Duke of Westminsters’ estate and under the famous blue ironbridge designed by Thomas Telford and built in 1824.

After 8 miles you’ll reach the tiny village of Eccleston.

Paddle on towards to Chester and you’ll reach the swanky Red House pub and restaurant which has it’s own jetty – tie off your canoe and pop in for refreshments.  The trip ends about a mile from the city centre at Sandy Lane jetty next to the sailing club, however if time (and your energy) permits, you can paddle into the city, past the band stand as far as the Weir.  You’ll need to return upstream to the jetty and car park at Sandy Lane.

Price is £80 per canoe, for 2 people. A third person can be accommodated (2 Adults + 1 child).  The third person can only be a child aged 8 to 12.
There is a £10 supplement for the third person in the canoe.
Older children are able to hire their own kayak.

This is a self guided trip that passes through remote countryside, you must therefore have previous experience of paddling a canadian canoe.

Whats included?

  • Safety briefing and demonstration.
  • A 2/3 person canadian canoe plus paddles.
  • Dry bag / storage compartment.
  • Transport to the start point at Farndon.
  • Buoyancy Aid and Map.
  • We meet you at the end of your trip.