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,...
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: www.whitewaterthecanoecentre.co.uk/shop/home.php
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).