Canoe Hire Pangbourne

Kayak Hire and Canoe Hire Pangbourne

Canoe Hire Pangbourne. Pangbourne is centred 4 miles (6 km) from Reading, its nearest town and 20 miles (32 km) from Oxford on the River Thames. The river Pang, from which Pangbourne gets it’s name, flows through the centre of Pangbourne village before joining the Thames between Whitchurch Lock and Whitchurch bridge.

Canoe Hire Pangbourne

Paddlers on the river Thames

Launch and Landing Points

The landing point in Pangbourne is just below Whitchurch lock.

Don’t forget we also have the capability to provide canoe or kayak hire from any of our other landing points on the River Thames.

Getting through the Locks

You can either paddle through the locks or get out and carry your boats around. We would suggest that you paddle through the locks when the lock keeper is on duty and portage if the lock is unmanned.

When you are carrying your boats be sure to lift carefully and try not to scrape the bottoms of the boats along the ground if you can help it!


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All bookings need to fill out the form in the top right corner of this page for us to get right back to you with availability and pricing. If you just have a quick question however, call us direct on 01432 264 807.

More questions? Check out or FAQ’s page.

What’s included?

  • Boat hire, either canoe or kayak depending on your preference
  • Paddles
  • Buoyancy aids
  • Waterproof drybag
  • River map
  • Safety brief and basic instruction before setting off.

Please note: transport is not included on the upper-middle Thames so if you need to be taken back to your start location then contact us for a price. 

Kayak Hire & Canoe Hire Pangbourne – recommended routes

For a full day’s hire, paddling from Pangbourne to Sonning is a great option at 9.3 miles.

For a two day paddle we would highly recommend the weekend trip from Abingdon to Pangbourne. This is a 23 mile paddle stopping at Shillingford overnight.