Canoe hire on The River Nene in rural East Northamptonshire, with great safety & paddle briefings and oodles of great advice from knowledgable staff, and all the equipment you’ll need, including paddles, buoyancy aids, watertight containers and portage trolleys. The River Nene is a lovely calm, gentle river, and is perfect for the novice paddler, and wherever required, they include pick-up or drop-off at the start or end of your trip, so you only paddle downstream.
Nene Extreme Adventures, Oundle
Set within lovely countryside and the historic River Nene, a friendly team is ready to hold your hand through the trickiest of challenges. Canoes, kayaks and inflatables are available for hire, while there are a wide range of boats on hand to suit different age groups and all sorts of open water adventures.
Rockingham Forest covers more than 200 square miles in North East Northamptonshire and is said to have been the favourite hunting forest of William the Conqueror! A lovely landscape with ancient woodland (some of it has been there since at least 1600 AD!), parkland, and open grassland. It’s home to Fermyn Wood Country Park, which is also free to visit, has 3 circular trails to follow, an orienteering course, plus its home to loads of wildlife. Look out for birds such as green woodpeckers, red kites, and bullfinch, and wildlife such as newts, dragonflies, Fallow deer, and badgers!