Kayaking and Canoeing in Northampton
Kayaking and Canoeing is one of the most accessible and sociable sports in the UK; with something for every age, ability and pace of life. Canoeing offers "something for everyone!" Waterways are the arteries of our island nation! There are different types of canoeing including; Canoe Slalom, Freestyle Kayaking, Canoe Sailing, Polo, Sea Kayaking, Sprint Racing and more!
Options range from canoe touring, to discover the peace and tranquillity of Britain’s waterways, to white-water paddling for that pure adrenaline rush. Whatever you choose you will find that canoeing is a great way to stay fit and healthy. Explore stunning coastlines, peaceful inland waterways or white-water rapids and learn the pleasure of being at one with the water and nature in Northampton.
Canoe2 is the Home of Canoe Hire, Comfy Camping and Short Breaks on the River Nene in Northamptonshire, Since 2010. And now offering a range of hire craft on our lake, right by our new base, The Boathouse at Rushden Lakes, where you’ll also find our Brand New Canoe Shop. Centrally located between London and Birmingham, with Canoe2 you can hire a canoe from our base by the River Nene in rural Northamptonshire, and paddle down river for half a day to 5 days toward Peterborough, and into Cambridgeshire.
There has been a boating lake and boat house in Mill Gardens since the Victorian heyday of Leamington Spa. After falling into disrepair the boat house was restored in 2001 as part of the rejuvenation of Jephson Gardens Park. Leam Boat Centre is now a thriving activity centre founded by Matthew Bishop, ex teacher and local youth worker with a passion for whitewater kayaking. The centre and business has grown over the years and now has many different sides to its daily operations.
The Nene Whitewater Centre was the UK's first pumped, artificial whitewater course. Three pumps control the flow of water down the 300 metre whitewater course allowing the Centre to alter the course difficulty and the skill levels required to paddle it. The Centre building has changing rooms and showering facilities, a cafeteria, a lift and rooms suitable for both social events and conference bookings. It has ample onsite parking for customers and is wheelchair accessible throughout.