Abingdon to Pangbourne

Abingdon to Pangbourne

We provide canoe hire from Abingdon to Pangbourne (23 miles, 2 days in a canoe or kayak), amongst many other routes on the River Thames. This is a lovely trip for those wanting to make a weekend of it, staying at the small village of Shillingford overnight.

Abingdon to Pangbourne route description

Day 1: You will launch in Abingdon by Abingdon Bridge where there is plenty of parking nearby.

On the first day you will paddle approximately 13 miles to Shillingford, staying at Hotel, B & B or Campsite at Bridge House. Please note you will need to book in advance for these.

Day 2: Continue for approximately 10 miles down another beautiful stretch of the river Thames to Pangbourne where you will be met at Ferry Lane.

Further options

If you are looking for a shorter trip, take a look at Pangbourne to Sonning or Sonning to Henley which just take one day to complete.

Canoe Hire from Abingdon to Pangbourne

Distance: 23 miles
Time: 2 days in a canoe or kayak
Locks: 7

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.

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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.