Canoe & Kayak Hire

Hire a canoe or sit on top kayak and enjoy one or two hours paddling in the Ironbridge Gorge or 6 hours on our full day hire from Atcham to Ironbridge.


 We want to reassure you that Shropshire Raft Tours is mindful of the global effects of COVID-19 and our top priority is to keep our customers, staff and communities safe.  Please read the notes below before making a booking:

We are only taking pre-bookings made online/over the phone.

We are only able to hire canoes/kayaks to a maximum of 6 people per booking and social distancing must be maintained if from different households.

One and two hour hire – When booking please specify in the notes your preferred start time between 10am and 2pm.  We will contact you to confirm, however we may need to amend your time to avoid contact with other customers. 

Full day hire only – Start times are 8.45am and 9.45am and we can take only one booking per time slot.  A maximum of 6 people within the same household.

1 and 2 Hour Hire

Our 1 and 2 hour canoe and sit on top kayak hire is based in the heart of Ironbridge.  Setting off from the gravel beach behind our Little Green Kiosk, you paddle upstream taking in the beautiful peace and quiet of the stunning countryside.  Look out for kingfishers, wagtails and even deer on the old power station site.  After time spent paddling upstream you turn round and head back downstream.  You can even head down to the great Iron bridge itself and see it from a totally different perspective before making your way back to your starting point at the gravel beach by the Museum of the Gorge.

Full Day (6 Hour) Hire

Our full day canoe and kayak hire route (6 hours) takes you from Atcham to Ironbridge.  We provide transport for you from our Little Green Kiosk in the Wharfage car park (TF8 7NH) to your starting point at Atcham.  After dropping you off with all the necessary equipment, you then have 6 hours to paddle your way back to us in Ironbridge, giving you time to enjoy a spot of lunch as you float along in the boat.

For full day hire please park in Dale End pay and display car park (TF8 7BS) and we are then a 2 minute walk to the Wharfage car park (TF8 7NH) where we meet at our Little Green Kiosk. If you are running late please call us. As we may have other customers waiting to be transported to Atcham, if you arrive late, we cannot guarantee that your trip will go ahead.

We then fit you with a buoyancy aid, paddle and dry bag and finish off the paperwork stating you have paddled before. After a short safety briefing, there is a 15 minute trip in our minibus to Atcham where you are on the water for your full day on the river Severn. Take in the gorgeous scenery along the way and enjoy the beautiful wildlife of the kingfishers, wagtails, swans and deer to experience an idyllic trip returning to Ironbridge by the latest at 3.30pm-4pm. 


We have a choice of Canoe & sit on top kayak hire from the list and description below:

Based at our kiosk in Ironbridge at the Wharfage car park.

1 hour hire 

Single (1 person) sit on top kayak – £15 (minimum of 2 people per booking)

Double canoe or tandem sit on top kayak – £25

2 hour hire

Single (1 person) sit on top kayak – £25 (minimum of 2 people per booking)

Double canoe or tandem sit on top kayak – £35

Full Day hire (6 hours)

Starting in Ironbridge, we shuttle you to Atcham and you paddle back to Ironbridge.

Single (1 person) sit on top kayak – £40 (minimum of 2 people per booking)

Double canoe or tandem sit on top kayak – £60

1 and 2 hour hire times are flexible with start times available between 10am and 2pm. For 1 and 2 hour hire, please specify in the notes when booking online your preferred hire time. We will contact to confirm your request. Canoes can hold either 2 or 3 people but are dependent on a weight limit. Please contact us direct if you are unsure.

PLEASE NOTE: As a security deposit for any of our ‘for hire’ services, we require a photo ID for each booking, ie driving licence or passport.  Our kiosk employee will safely retain this for the duration of the hire period. If you do not bring the necessary documents required on the day we reserve the right to cancel your booking with no refund given.

Ironbridge Canoe Hire is brought to you by Shropshire Raft Tours Ltd

Located at the Little Green Kiosk

Wharfage Car Park