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Drummond Outdoor have been guiding trips for over 35 years.

River Severn Series: a paddle across Shropshire
Join us a for a series of open canoe journeys covering 70 miles of the River Severn through Shropshire, starting at the Welsh border and finishing at Bewdley, Worcestershire.
We paddle through miles of beautiful countryside to our County Town of Shrewsbury and on further to experience the Roman age of the river. View our industrial heritage at Ironbridge, as we pass under the world famous bridge. Paddle on down to Bridgnorth then once again through pasture land to finally finish at Bewdley.
 

All the journeys are accompanied by qualified staff with many years experience.
All
specialist canoeing equipment will be provided.
Journies 1 - 6
Include taxi/minibus transport at the start or finish.
"do the loop"
involves a 15 minute walk at the start or finish of your trip.

No experience is necessary.
You will be required to paddle an open canoe, generally in crews of two.
You will need to bring a packed lunch and spare clothing for the all day trips.   


Journey 1 - River Vyrnwy confluence to Montford Bridge
Approx. 10 miles .

We start our trip as the Severn broadens from the joining River Vyrnwy. The river becomes the border between England & Wales for a while. A very quiet stretch with wildlife in abundance, finishing at Montford bridge, built By Thomas Telford in 1792.

Cost 40 per person

Date: Sunday 20 May


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Journey 2 - Montford Bridge to Frankwell, Shrewsbury
Approx 12 miles

If you want to get away from the stress of everyday life this is the one. We enter the Isle, a large meander where the Severn reaches its most northerly point, passing through wooded estates before reaching Shrewsbury. Charles Darwin's childhood home is visible from your canoe. We finish the trip at Frankwell, upstream of the town bridges.

Cost 40 per person
Date:
Sunday 24 June
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"do the loop" - Frankwell to Shrewsbury Weir
Approx. 2.5 miles

Spend a pleasant evening paddling Shrewsbury's River Loop.
See the picturesque town of Shrewsbury from a new angle floating under its many bridges, pass the Castle & many historical buldings.
If you want the full history tour then book on to our Paddle into the Past

15 per person approx 2 hours
Date: Wednesday Evenings:
30 May,
 25 July
,  8 August, 15 August, 22 August, 29 August
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Journey 3 - Shrewsbury Weir to River Tern Confluence
Approx. 10 miles

We begin this trip below the weir. There are numerous fish weir islands along our way. We eventualy leave Shrewsbury behind heading towards the village of Atcham. From here we almost double back glimpsing Atcham church once more before the River Tern enters the Severn.

Cost 40 per person
Date:
Saturday 11 August
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Journey 4 - River Tern confluence to Ironbridge
Approx. 12 miles

We quickly pass Wroxeter Island, as the Wrekin becomes ever present. Paddle around the famous meanders seen from the elevated B4380 Ironbridge road.
For now, before their planned demolition, we conclude this trip under the imposing power station cooling towers.

Cost 40 per person
Date:
Sunday 12 August
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Journey 5 - Ironbridge to Bridgnorth
Approx. 10 miles

The world famous Ironbridge (1779) spans the Severn, the river begins to hurry towards Jackfield rapids, which we will see you safely through, and stays fairly swift through Coalport and Apley. Sandstone cliffs mark the approach into Bridgnorth.

Cost 50 per person
Date:
Saturday 9 June
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Journey 6 - Bridgnorth to Bewdley
Approx. 14 miles

From the town park we continue through Bridgnorth where we are joined by the Severn Valley Railway for most of the journey. We pass under the impressive SVR Victoria bridge. Enjoy the bouncing waves of Eymore rapid as we head towards Bewdley.

Cost 50 per person
Date:
Sunday 10 June
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