2 Days Canoe and Camp: Kempston Mill to Matchstick Wood to Great Barford

The Great Ouse River is a simple and easy river to paddle in. This trip has a lot of contrasts with the rural stretches and the newly built area around Bedford which is always crowded.
The trail starts at 60 miles down the river from the highest point of navigation. Today, we decided to bring our highly recommend fishing kayaks for the trip. They suited the River Ouse as it has been extremely modernized and canalized over the years. However, after the Second World War, the old navigation fell, showing the increasing interest of people regarding boating.
The Route

Full Day: Bedford to Great Barford

This is a nice trip to help you pass the time during a short afternoon. The river banks are full of wildlife such as birds, grass snakes, and kingfishers.
There are three main portage points where you can get off the canoe and stretch a little. Most of our clients use these points to grab a bite. You might need a car for the start and finish. The trip might take three hours.
The Route
You start at Longholme Island and start paddling downstream. At first, there won’t be much to see apart from the Victorian Boat Slide which is now a source of green electricity.
As you continue paddling, you will come across the Old Bedford then …