We offer River Thames canoe hire and kayak hire along it’s length from Cricklade all the way to central London. In central London we can only provide kayak hire due to restrictions on what boats are allowed on the Thames at that point.
River Thames Canoe Hire and Kayak Hire
Canoeing or kayaking on the River Thames is a fantastic way of seeing the river and it’s banks. Throughout it’s length the Thames flows though beautiful scenery and interesting historical towns and sites. It is a perfect day out for the whole family for all ages and abilities! What are you waiting for?
River Thames Information
The Thames is 215 miles long. Its source is at Thames Head, about a mile north of the village of Kemble in southern Gloucestershire in the Cotswolds. Seven Springs near Cheltenham, where the river Churn rises is also sometimes quoted as the Thames’ source, as this location is furthest from the mouth, and adds some 14 miles to the length.
The Thames is the longest river which has its entirety in England, but the River Severn which flows partly through Wales, is the longest river in the United Kingdom.
The Thames flows through Cricklade, Lechlade, Oxford, Abingdon, Wallingford, Goring-on-Thames, Reading, Henley-on-Thames, Marlow, Maidenhead, Windsor, Eton, Staines, Sunbury, Weybridge and Thames Ditton before entering the Greater London area. The present course is the result of several minor redirections of the main channel around Oxford, Abingdon and Maidenhead.
All of these places are available to start and finish a canoe and kayak trip.
If you are interested in starting a canoe or kayak trip in the upper – middle River Thames click here for more detailed information on our recommended routes.
For kayaking in London click here for information on the various routes that we offer.