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Shropshire Raft Tours offers a variety of activities including canoe and kayak hire, boat hire, mini-raft hire, mega SUP hire and coracle hire.

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Paddle under the iron bridge

Paddle under the world’s first Iron Bridge with our Canoe & Kayak Hire, Mini-Raft Hire & Mega Stand Up Paddle Board Hire

Canoe hire with Shropshire Raft Tours

Canoe & Kayak Hire

With a choice of Canadian canoe (2/3 seater) or single/double sit on top kayak, enjoy the Shropshire countryside on our full day 16 mile route or our half distance 8½ mile route. Meeting in Ironbridge where you park your vehicle, we will provide a free shuttle up to the start point.

Mini raft hire in Ironbridge Gorge

Mini-Raft Hire

Our 10ft mini-rafts are great fun for families, friends and groups. Our 8½ mile route starts up river and gives you time to picnic in your boat as your float along.  Meeting in Ironbridge where you park your vehicle, we will provide a free shuttle up to the start point.

Mega SUP Hire activities with Shropshire Raft Tours

Mega Stand Up Paddle Board Hire

Our giant SUPs are great fun for those feeling a little more adventurous.  Enjoy time on the river with family and friends on our 8½ mile route starting up river. Meeting in Ironbridge where you park your vehicle, we will provide a free shuttle up to the start point.

Coracle for 2

Coracle Hire

Step back in time with our one hour hire on our circular coracles. A larger version of the one man coracles made famous by the local Rogers family.

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Where to Meet

For all hire of canoes, kayaks, mini-rafts and mega SUP’s please meet us in the Ironbridge Central/Station Yard long stay car park (TF8 7JP).  Parking is £4 for full day.  We will email you a few days prior to your trip with full details and times to meet.  For coracle hire we will email you prior to your trip with details of the meeting point.

Mini-raft & boat hire at Cressage
Canoe hire in Ironbridge

What To Expect

After meeting in Ironbridge and parking your vehicle we provide a free shuttle to the start point.  We will fit you with a buoyancy aid, paddle and dry bag and after a safety briefing we will help you onto the river.  At the end of your trip we will meet you and collect all the equipment.  There is a 10 minute walk back to the Ironbridge Central/Station Yard car park at the end of your trip.

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Scenic Views

All our activities take you through the beautiful Shropshire countryside where there are lots of photo opportunities.  Look out for swans, kingfishers, egrets and much much more.

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Services & Facilities

There are pubs within walking distance of where you finish. There are also lots of cafes and shops nearby in Ironbridge. Public toilets are located across the iron bridge on the High Street or at the Wharfage Car Park.

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Safety Ensured

We provide and maintain all our equipment to ensure your safety at all times and have first aid trained staff on hand.

Why Not Get In Touch

If you are interested in a trip with Shropshire Raft Tours and would like to make a booking, or you have a query, please click the button to the taken to our contact page.

Read some of our great reviews below

Fantastic day - 60 of us rafting down the Severn

60 of us (families with children) from Bridgnorth Rugby Club Under 10s Team attended an organised trip with Shropshire Raft Tours in June. We decided to go with this company as they allow younger children tin the rafts than we would have been able to have in canoes. They were fantastically organised to deal with in the run up to the trip, giving helpful advice and suggestions and they really know the River. When we all descended on the day, they efficiently togged everyone up in buoyancy aids at the riverside. The kit was spotless and exceptionally maintained. The induction on how to use the river was very clear and we were all given a waterproof card to take with us with the information on just in case. I cannot recommend Shropshire Raft hire enough, SUPERB!

Rachel Datlen (Reviewed on Trip Advisor 24 June 2022)

Incredible day out

Cannot say enough good things about this company. Fantastic service outs brilliant. We (2 adults, 2 children under 10) hired the 4 person raft for day down the river. It was awesome! The raft, life jackets and paddles were in great condition. The kids had a great time paddling when they fancied but the raft was easily manageable by us when they needed a break. This trip will not disappoint- take a lovely picnic and enjoy!! We will be back!

Siobhan H (Reviewed on Trip Advisor 7 June 2021)

They saved our holiday!

All set for a trip to France, however that was all scuppered by the airline cancellations whilst in the terminal. So – a couple of nights in Shropshire and a day out of on the river instead with Shropshire Raft Tours who accommodated us at short notice. Fantastic and relaxing 4 hours and would recommended them without hesitation. Super friendly, helpful and an amazing relaxing day!

PaulB (Reviewed on Trip Advisor 16 June 2022)

A great family day out!

A fabulous day out for the whole family. My husband and I, our 2 kids (aged 8 & 12) and my parents (60’s) hired 3 x Canadian canoes and did the 15 mile route Atcham to Ironbridge. It’s a lovely route, we stopped off for picnics on the way. It was a great day out, suitable for all ages and no rafting experience needed! Staff were informative and friendly. A great day had by all, highly recommended!

jennywren7uk (Reviewed on Trip Advisor 19 June 2021)