Sunday, 28 November 2010

Canoe and kayak retailers for paddling on the Kennet

So you have the river, and you might now need some kit to get on it... 

The following retailers are all on the doorstep or within a reasonable travelling distance, and offer a range of equipment that will provide you with everything you need to go canoeing and kayaking on the River Kennet, so, in no particular order of preference,... 

Berkshire Canoes
Address: The Boat Yard, Scours Lane, Tilehurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG30 6AY

Tel: 0118 942 5640

Marsport Limited
Address: Thames Valley Park Drive, Reading, West Berkshire RG6 1PQ

Tel: 0118 966 5912

Riverside Centre Oxford
Address: Donnington Bridge, Oxford, OX4 4AZ

Tel: 01865 248 673 
Contact: click here

The Family Adventure Store
Address: The Old Farrel House, Hilperton, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 7PJ.

Tel: 01225 768630

Whitewater The Canoe Centre
Address: Shepperton Marina, Shepperton, Middlesex, TW17 8NS.

Tel: 01932 247 978
Online shop:

Woodmill Canoe Shop
Address: Woodmill Outdoor Activites Centre, Woodmill Lane, Swaythling, Southampton, SO18 2JR.

Tel: 023 8091 5740

Note: the author of the blog has no formal association with any of the businesses described.  Having used 4 out of the 6 companies listed above for various items all have been helpful and pleasant to deal with (and I have no reason to think the others would be any different).