Half Day: Bedford to Cardington Lock to Bedford

This one is the ideal route for any beginner to paddling.  The journey is suitable for young children since adults will be the only ones in the canoe for an hour on each course. Therefore, the children will enjoy a more manageable river journey at a leisurely pace.
The Route
The journey starts at the Bedford’s Victorian Embankment near a local café before exploring Bedfordshire in the rural countryside. The river bank is overflowing with wildlife.
Along the route, there is one portage point. The location enables you to enjoy a picnic before continuing upstream. After you start paddling, you will see the Victorian Boat Slide.