River Thames Locations
Below is a list of River Thames locations that we provide canoe hire and kayak hire from. Scroll down and see where suits you best!
Cricklade is the highest point on the river Thames that we offer canoe and kayak hire from. The Thames here is in its infancy, with river levels sometimes too low to comfortably kayak or canoe, so this has to be taken into consideration when booking. It is a beautiful part of the river Thames valley however, and one not many people see!
Lechlade is also the river Thames in its infancy but certainly paddle-able at almost all times of year. It is a popular location to start a ‘full length of the Thames’ trip.
Oxford is a historic and picturesque city and a fantastic location to start a canoe or kayak trip down to Abingdon, Wallingford and beyond!
Canoe Hire Wallingford. Wallingford is a market town on the river Thames. Wallingford is on the west bank of the River Thames, downstream of Oxford and lies at the foot of the Chilterms. It is a great place to start or finish a canoe or kayak trip for all ages and abilities.
Cholsey is a village just south of Wallingford with easy access to the river Thames. It is the start of one of our recommended 2-day trips from Cholsey-Henley.
Pangbourne is a great location to start a paddle down the Thames. One of our recommended 1 day trips is Pangbourne to Sonning.
Mapledurham is a small hamlet just downstream of Pangbourne. It has a great campsite and is often used as an overnight stop on our river trips.
Canoe Hire Goring. Goring–on-Thames (or Goring) is a relatively large village and civil parish on the Thames in South Oxfordshire, about 5.5 miles south of Wallingford. It is a great place to start or finish a canoe or kayak trip for all ages and abilities.
Canoe Hire Reading.The centre of Reading is on a low ridge between the River Thames and River Kennet, close to their confluence, reflecting the town’s history as a river port. It is a great location to canoe or kayak from, with many options suiting all levels of paddler.
Sonning village is at a crossing point of the River Thames where the narrow arched Sonning Bridge on the B478 crosses the river to the hamlet of Sonning Eye on the Oxfordshire bank. Just upstream of the bridge is Sonning Lock.
Henley is famous for its regatta and beautiful surroundings and this makes it one of most popular routes to paddle from.
Marlow is a historic town on on the river Thames, situated just 33 miles west of London. Marlow owed its importance historically to its location on the River Thames, where the road from Reading to High Wycombe crosses the river.